How do we pray “In this manner…concerning glory.”?
The last phrase in Jesus’ model prayer is:
“…For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:13b
Acknowledging that the kingdom, the power, and the glory all belong to God, is an admission that God is free to do as He pleases. Whether it’s world events or personal matters, God doesn’t need permission to run His world His way. Opinions about cultural issues, political matters or church trends, will ultimately yield to His, because His ways are perfect.
One day all efforts to elevate and honor something or someone more than God will be revealed as vain attempts to claim something only belonging to Him. He has no equal. The kingdom, the power and the glory are all truly His and His alone…forever…amen.
Are your requests today for His glory or more aligned with your own pursuits? Are you willing to pray for His name to be glorified through you today?