Kingdom, Power, Glory – Lord’s Prayer Matt 6:13

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For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen. Some versions of Matthew 6:13

Kingdom Power

So our model prayer from Jesus ends, as it began, with praise and worship – acknowledging who God is, his power to answer prayer, that we are praying within his Kingdom, for Kingdom purposes and that our answered prayers would bring him glory.

The other day, after grace, our little girl was asking why we say ‘amen’ at the end of our prayers and what does it mean. I was pleased to have an answer – that it means ‘it shall be done’ and that it is a statement of our faith in God to answer our prayers. I am reminded of Martin Luther’s advice – to add a great big AMEN to our prayers.

The End of our Lord’s Prayer Series

This is part 5 of a series on the Lord’s Prayer, check out parts one through four here:

Part one: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

Part two: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

Part three: Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors

Part four: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one

kingdom, power, glory

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen

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Lead us, Deliver us – Lord’s Prayer Matt 6:13

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Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. This verse is from Matthew 6:13, part of the Lord’s Prayer. (Part 3 of The Lord’s Prayer Series).

Leadership

I love how this part of the Lord’s Prayer absolutely assumes that God is leading us. It reminds me of that verse in Exodus: “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.” Or, the psalm, “You are my shepherd.”

Lately I have been reading a book on thankfulness, based around 1 Thes 5:18 “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” The book suggests thankfulness for even ugly situations, like my own crummy attitude. This kind of thankfulness presupposes that the situation can be used by God to develop His goals for my life and bring Him glory. It presupposes His leadership in every rag tag area of my life, not just the good things or just the things that working out as I had planned.

Deliverance

Our best defense against evil is a right relationship with God. A committed heart to God. “Let those who love the Lord hate evil.
For he guards the lives of his faithful ones.” Ps. 97:10

Every day I pray for guidance, to be on the right path, that the path will be lit before me. The path feels narrow and very little is lit ahead of me, but God has the future in His hands. I don’t need to know the details of the future, my job is to trust the future to Him.

lead deliver evil

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

This is part of a series on the Lord’s Prayer, the complete series is available at these links:

Part one: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

Part two: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

Part three: Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors

Part four: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one

Part five: For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

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