All Powers Belong to the Lord
March 22: All Power, Glory and the Kingdom are the Lord’s
Some Biblical manuscripts include this benediction at the end of Jesus’ teaching on prayer in Matthew’s gospel: For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:13 NKJV). This is a perfect ending to Jesus’ model prayer.
After we have prayed, we worship the father again. In doing so we’re saying to God, “I know you are going to answer this prayer; therefore, I’m thanking you ahead of time. I’m giving you and will ever give you all the glory for the outcome. When the answer to my prayer is manifested, I’m going to tell everybody that it is because of you.”
All power and glory belong to God forever for who He is and what He does because of His relationship with us. Let us spend time giving Him glory today: give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name, let the hearts of those who seek the lord rejoice. Look to the lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgements he pronounced…. Sing to the lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples. For great is the lord and most worthy of praise (1 Chronicles 16:8-12, 23-25).
Let’s pray: Father God, the kingdom, the power, and the glory belong to You, Your Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! Thank you for receiving my praises. I will always give You, my God, the glory in advance for answered prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s reading: Joshua 10-12; Luke 1: 39-56
All Powers Belong to the Lord.