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Psalm 115 It's All About the Father

posted Jul 2, 2020, 12:33 PM by Jacob Boer

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness."

The ending of the Lord’s Prayer was added by the Church early on as a confession that we are members of the kingdom of heaven, not the rulers of our own kingdom. It is a confession of trust and faith, a wonderful way to end any prayer that we offer to our Father. We are reminded of Jesus’ assurance that God is our Good Father who desires to give good gifts to His children, especially the gift of the Holy Spirit who keeps pointing us back to Jesus and gives us the strength to build His kingdom here for God’s honour and glory.

 

Q. What does your conclusion to this prayer mean?

A. “For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours forever” means: We have made all these petitions of you because, as our all-powerful king, you are both willing and able to give us all that is good; and because your holy name, and not we ourselves, should receive all the praise, forever.

 

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