Thine is the Kingdom, Power and Glory Forever


"David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, 'Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise Your glorious name." - 1 Chronicles 29:10-13

For the Protestant Christian, the Lord's Prayer ends: "For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen" This ending to the Lord's Prayer is based on 1 Chronicles 29:10-13.

In this prayer, King David is acknowledging God's dominion, reign and control over all things, not only on the earth, but in the heavens as well!

Since God has power and control, it is only in asking, in praying, that we affect change. Not change in God, for He is the same "yesterday, today and forever." (Heb. 13:8) But, rather, change in ourselves. Through our prayers and petitions, we grow our own faith, we encourage trust in God and we bless others.

When was the last time that you prayed the Lord's Prayer? Did you stop to ponder what you were saying? Pray the Lord's Prayer that follows . . . and with each phrase, glorify God.

Then, as you continue your own prayers, use the Lord's Prayer as a guide! In it, you will be eternally blessed.

Our Father in heaven: may your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One. For You are King, All-Powerful, to be glorified always. Amen.
May 13 2018