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