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Bible Reading - Matthew 6:13

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Bible Reading #

Matthew 6:13 #

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The Doxology #

Doxology means word of praise

And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.] (Matthew 6:13, HCSB)

  • This phrase does not occur in the earliest manuscripts
  • However, The Doxology is consistent with Scripture and has echoes throughout Scripture
  • The Doxology of the Lord’s prayer acknowledges with praise that God rules over all things
  • Yours is the kingdom1 2
  • yours is the power3 4 5678
  • yours is the glory91011

How then should this impact how I pray?

  • My prayers should be about God first and foremost
  • I must pray recognizing that the One to Whom I speak is the Creator and Sustainer of all things; my life, nations, universe, etc.
  • I must yield my selfish desires to the glory of God’s name; to adoration and praise of His name

  1. Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:10-13, ESV) ↩︎

  2. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. [The Lord is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.] (Psalm 145:13, ESV) ↩︎

  3. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; (Luke 1:51-52, ESV) ↩︎

  4. Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress is Our God ↩︎

  5. It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses. (Jeremiah 10:12-13, ESV) ↩︎

  6. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17, ESV) ↩︎

  7. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, ESV) ↩︎

  8. and said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you. (2 Chronicles 20:6, ESV) ↩︎

  9. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1, ESV) ↩︎

  10. When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. (John 17:1-5, ESV) ↩︎

  11. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV) ↩︎