Exactly, IT IS WRITTEN: "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name." Mat. 6:9 (KJV)<quoted text>
Jesus was always saying "it is written" when he quoted from the Hebrew scriptures.
If we say "it is written"
Ps. 135:13 -
"Thy name, O Jehovah, endureth forever; Thy memorial name, O Jehovah, throughout all generations" - ASV.
Ps. 83:16, 18 -
"Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name,[O Jehovah].... that men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." - KJV.
Ezek. 39:7 -
"And my holy name will I make known ... and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah" - ASV.
Zech. 13:9 -
"They shall call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, It is My people, and they shall say, Jehovah is my God." - KJIIV.
Jer. 16:19, 21 -
"O Jehovah ... unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies ... and they will know that my name is Jehovah." - ASV.
Joel 2:26, 32 -
"And ye ... shall praise the name of Jehovah your God .... And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered." - ASV.
Is. 12:4 -
"And in that day shall ye say, Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name, declare his doings among the peoples, make mention that his name is exalted." - ASV.
Ex. 3:15 -
"Jehovah ... This is my eternal name, to be used throughout all generations." - LB.
We are really just imitating Jesus by quoting the holy scriptures.
You want to dismiss them with your man made traditions. You want to dismiss what the bible says with what Jesus didn't according to you say.
The bible teaches us that Jesus made his fathers name known.
And I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them.- NWT
Jesus taught us to sanctify and make holy his fathers name. It was his first thing he told us to pray about. Yes his fathers name is just as important to us as it is to Jesus and as it was portrayed in the rest of the bible.
If the Father's name IS so IMPORTANT TO YOU, what do you think, why didn't Jesus teach us to pray such as: OUR JEHOVAH WHICH ART IN HEAVEN? As I said, by uttering God's holy name would not save any of us, but whomesoever is seeking God and is pure in heart will inherit the Kingdom of God!
I certainly won't follow your (WTS) teaching, no matter how irritated you are; I rather follow Jesus: my God, Lord and Saviour and not teachings of men (including JWs).
Accordind to the Scriptures, misusing God's name is blasphemy. As a wretched sould, I would not dear to utter His holy name the way you do! If you knew how holy our God is, you would utter His name with fear and a trambling voice!