Devotional Thought for Today -03/03/2022

Prayer Series XLVIII

We continue with the final excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.

Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4

The Conclusions

The Conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.) teaches us totake our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise Him, ascribing kingdom, power and glory to Him. And in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say Amen.

Westminster Shorter Catechism

The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer . . . as it stands in connection with the rest of the prayer, implies that we desire and ask all the things mentioned in each petition . . . in subservience to the dominion and glory of God, in which all our desire ultimately terminate as their last end.

Jonathan Edwards

The conjunction for grounds the whole prayer on the fact that the kingdom prayed for in the second petition is God’s kingdom, and the power put forth in it . . . is God’s power, and is and will be all to God’s glory.

Alexander Whyte

Thine is the kingdom, power and glory. That is, unto Thee our heavenly Father belongs the kingdom and government of all things, with right and strength to dispose for bringing to pass all that we request . . . and to Thee belongs the glory of all things for ever.

David Dickson

God’s glory and dominion are the two first things mentioned in the prayer . . . and the two last things mentioned in the same prayer, in its conclusion. God’s glory is the Alpha and Omega in the prayer.

Jonathan Edwards

For ever

How long will the kingdom , power and glory be His? For ever, without intermission through eternity. Exodus 15:18.

James Fisher

We rejoice that our King reigns in providence and shall reign in grace . . . and [that] of His kingdom there shall be no end.

CHarles Haddon Spurgeon

RESOURCES:

The Lord’s Prayer: Explained and Applied (by Wilhelmus à Brakel)

Sermon on The Lord’s Prayer by Charles Spurgeon – “A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life”

C.S. LEWIS COMMENTARY ON THE LORD’S PRAYER

What Is the Purpose of the Lord’s Prayer? (GTY Ministries)

What is the Lord’s prayer? (by James Ussher)

The Lord’s Prayer: Its Spirit and Teaching (by Octavius Winslow)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) (by A W Pink)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) by Thomas Watson


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