This is the last of this series of entries of my study of the Lord’s Prayer.
“Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory. Amen” is not part of original Scripture, but was added as a Doxology when The Lord’s Prayer was translated from Greek. Many congregations use it today. It is meant to conclude the prayer with acclamation of God’s greatness. Today, I feel like giving our Father a standing ovation, and shouting my own form of exaltation!
Holy God, my Father (!!), our Papa! I am on-my-knees awestruck by You, by Who You are and by Whose I am! By all that You do for me, for all of us Your Children, for all of Creation!! Yours is all the power, all the Authority, all the glory! Yours is the most glorious Kingdom, its way throughout all the ages and ages to come, right in this moment, all the nows, and forever forward and forever after that! So it is – and so it is always going to be because You love us beyond all understanding and description!
Praise and glory to you – there is no end to You, to your Love!
YES! – forever “Yes!” I sing from my lips, from my heart, from my soul, and from my spirit!!
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'”
(Matthew 6: 9-13, New International Version)
Soil and Seed
The Lord’s Prayer. What a simply beautiful and beautifully simple prayer.
This is part of a series of entries, and as in those prior (and the two to come), my hope is that you may join me to just sit, soak and soar together, and knit our hearts closer and closer to our most wonderful Gardener.
Papa, you are so extravagantly generous! Please give us today what we need for today, and keep us from missing the glory that is this day! And thank you Father! I just know deep in my innermosts that Your storehouses are simply overflowing with Your loving and lavish abundance, and that You delight to fulfill all Your promises of provision for every one of us – and then even favour us even more! Oh Papa, You just so delight in us! Help us to claim everything that You have promised us, and that Your Son, our Saviour, has opened the way to! Abba, You know our every need even before we even think to ask! You know too what we don’t need, so please keep it away from us, keep it far from harming the goal of your fulfillment for each of us.
Abba, You bless us so much! You bless us with what we see, what we cannot see, what we have yet to see, and with what we have come to take for granted! Oh Papa! I don’t ever want to take Your Love, Your goodness and kindness – your Heart – for granted!
You are the Father of extraordinary, beyond-imagination abundance. You are King of all there every was, is, and ever will be. You are Eminent and Excellence, worthy of all our respect and honour; the most elevated Monarch. Yet, your fierceness is protective; your jealousy safeguarding. I know that you look tenderly upon me as I dare to bound up in your lap, to dare to touch your throne of Grace. I am your child. I am welcome in your Throne Room at any time. Papa, I want it to always be in a posture of joyful awe and reverence! I know that I can dare to ask you to provide for me and all Your children everything we could possibly need for this day, and you will – everything inwardly and outwardly. You will – for our spirits and souls, and minds and hearts and bodies, for each of us uniquely, and for all of us, for the greater and greatest Good. For you, Father, are in your very nature are just so Good.
Thank you, Papa. Thank you so much.
Soil and Seed