These Three Things Equal Triumph!

Matthew 6:9-15, NRSV

We are called to be kingdom collaborators not self-sufficient individuals.  The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer for a community of disciples and so we ask for our daily bread and the forgiveness of our sins and protection and deliverance from tests, trials, and temptations for all of us.

The ending of the Lord’s Prayer that is so familiar to us is an addition by the early church.  The ending is similar to the prayer of David recorded in 1 Chronicles 29:10-11.

Jesus desires that the disciples stay so focused on “the why” of life, “thy kingdom come they will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  So the prayer reminds us to…

Check out the intent of the heart!
“For yours (thine) is the kingdom…”

Remember that power is for good!
“and the power…”

Constantly believe the kingdom is coming!
“and the glory, forever and ever.”

Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Keep a Kingdom Focus!”

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