The Lord's Prayer: Yours Is the Kingdom

The Lord's prayer has helped us take on a heavenly perspective, and we are not about to let go of it as we say "Amen". In closing this prayer, let's renew our focus once again, proclaiming God's will above all. May He be glorified in all that we do.

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Welcome to this series on the Lord's Prayer. We are studying through Matthew 6:9-13 alongside Kathryn Shirey's study guide, Pray Deep: The Lord's Prayer."

This 40-day journal provides you with 5 reflection pages each week to guide you in studying Scripture and truly internalizing each of the Lord's Prayer's petitions as outlined below. 

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The Lord's Prayer, Outline:

Introduction and Greeting (“Our Father, who art in heaven”)

Petitions for God:

  1. God’s glory - praise and adoration for who He is (“Hallowed be thy name”)
  2. God’s kingdom (“Thy kingdom come”)
  3. God’s will (“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”)

Petitions for Us:

  1. Our needs (“Give us this day, our daily bread”)
  2. Our forgiveness (“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”)
  3. Our protection (“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”)

Closing and Doxology (“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”)

Where is this verse in my Bible?

Some of you may have noticed that this verse does not appear in your Bible. 

This is one of the few places in Scripture where earlier manuscripts (pieces of Scripture that are older/closer to the original) do not agree with later manuscripts (may have been more common but are from a later date). 

Most modern scholars and believe this verse was not in the original text, which is why it doesn't appear in most of our Bibles. 

We will still close our series on the Lord's prayer with this verse as most of us once memorized this prayer including this closing. It's certainly not wrong and still a wonderful way to end our prayer.

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The Bookend

By closing our prayer with one last declaration of God's kingdom, power, and glory above our own, we are closing with the same reminders with which we began and we send ourselves out into the world with this great reminder.

As you close your prayer, may I suggest that you also spend some time listening?

Prayer doesn't have to be a one-way conversation. Take some time to simply be still and listen.

Often God lays something on my heart: am encouraging truth, a challenge, a clear next step as I am asking for His direction.

Don't miss what God has to tell you today.

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You are invited to join the My Scripture Confident Life Facebook community group. We are real Christian women studying the Bible together and encouraging one another to walk with Jesus. We are studying through the Lord's prayer from April 9th, 2018 to June 3rd, 2018.

See you inside the group.

❤️Ellen