The psalmist asked that God’s name, not the nation’s, be glorified.

Too often we ask God to glorify his name with ours.

For example, we may pray for help to do a good job so that our work will be noticed. Or we may ask that a presentation go well so we will get applause.

There is nothing wrong with looking good or impressing others; the problem comes when we want to look good no matter what happens to God’s reputation in the process.

Before you pray, ask yourself, “Who will get the credit if God answers my prayer?”

Psalms 115:1

Not to us, O LORD, not to us,but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.