The way Jesus ended the model prayer tells us a lot about how we should approach everything after the “amen”:

“…For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:13b NKJV

Acknowledging that the kingdom, the power, and the glory 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 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 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?

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...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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