STUDIES IN THE LORD'S PRAYER

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2002

CONCLUSION

'for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.'

With these words some ancient manuscripts close the Lord's Prayer. Here in these words we acknowledge that all we have prayed for has its meaning and significance, and its potential for fulfilment in this: that God is the king and the whole universe is his kingdom; that he is the only one who has the power and the authority to grant our requests; and that, if he does so, if our requests are granted, that it will be him, not us, who receives the glory - the praise and thanksgiving and adoration - for hearing our pleas and responding to our expressions of faith, commitment and dependence.

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