NAU Matthew 6:9 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread. 12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen .’”
More Thoughts from The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13.
The prayer that Jesus gave us as a model opened with “Our Father who is in heaven.” After this, He gave us three petitions concerning God and four petitions about our needs. He concludes this prayer with what we call a doxology or praise to God.
Jesus says to praise God with these words, “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” The very first petition was “Your kingdom come,” so it is fitting to now say “For Yours is the kingdom.” The kingdom is God’s kingdom. We experience much of the kingdom’s power now, but there is more to come. The Holy Spirit connects us with the power of the kingdom and helps us as we glorify God.
Here is something for you to think about. Please give some thought to your personal prayer based on this model. I will be doing this and will share it with you in our next “thoughts.”
George M. Flattery, Ed.D., is the founder of Global University and Network211.