Praying the Lords’ Prayer 09: Kingdom, Power, Glory

Hi, I’m Daniel Westfall on the channel “Pray with Me”.  

Today, we pray the last phrase in the Lord’s prayer:  “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and forever.” First, the whole prayer:

Our Father in Heaven,
    Hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial,
    And deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and forever,
Amen.

Our Father in heaven,

Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and forever.  

The ancient Greek hero, Achilles covered himself with glory by fighting the Trojans.  My boss once said of an information technology project that failed: “They didn’t cover themselves with glory.”

But you, O God, have covered yourself in glory by everything you have done.
– You created a vast and beautiful universe. The psalmist says the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1).
– You defeated Pharaoh’s armies, freeing the Israelites from slavery. You made a path for them through the Red Sea. |
– In Christ, you created a way of salvation for us. When we were dead in our sins, you made us alive with him, forgiving our sins and cancelling the charges against us.
– On the cross, you disarmed the spiritual powers and authorities, making  a public spectacle of them and triumphing over them (Colossians 3:16-19).
– By these great deeds you covered yourself with glory.

You have made Jesus glorious by giving him the name that is above every name, so that at the end of time, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is King, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11).

We look forward to the new order you have already begun to establish,
– Where the only kingdom left standing will be your kingdom, ruled by King Jesus,
– Where all your enemies will be defeated,
– Where the power of sin and death and the devil will be destroyed forever,
– And your glory will shine eternally for all to see.

Our Father, yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and forever.

Amen.

I’m Daniel on the “Pray with Me”

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