“For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:13b)
This part of the phrase repeats a concept included earlier in the model prayer. After addressing our Father in heaven and hallowing (honoring) His name, we are instructed to pray, “Your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10).
As we pray about the Kingdom of God, we are reminded of and grounded in the purpose for our lives and our future. Praying for the coming Kingdom of God helps us remember that it is a central part of God’s plan for mankind and that we need to be preparing to serve within it.
In spite of nation rising up against nation, kingdom rising up against kingdom, political tumults and global confusion, “THINE IS THE KINGDOM – Your Throne is everlasting, Your Kingdom is established, and of the increase of Your Government there shall be no end (Isaiah 9:6,7).
The Holy Spirit empowers us to please God in the way we live. It also identifies us as children of God and seals us for redemption to eternal life when Christ returns. When we close our prayers with a reference to God’s power, we are reminded that He truly does have all power and that, via the power of the Holy Spirit, we can taste “the powers of the age to come”.
Title: The Kingdom Power and the Glory
– Pastor Chris Oyakhilome