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Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Prayer, Spiritual | 0 comments

The Lord’s Prayer: For Yours is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory Forever. Amen.

Blogger’s note: This is the seventh and final post in a series of posts about The Lord’s Prayer (read first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth). I’d love to hear your thoughts about magnifying God. Please comment below. The controversial ending to The Lord’s Prayer does not appear in some of the manuscripts of the gospel of Matthew. In many Bibles, footnotes mark this fact. Biblical scholars fill in the details from history. The words echo 1 Chronicles 29:11, a psalm of thanksgiving written by David in response to the outpouring of offerings for the construction of the temple. The worlds became the response of God’s people in the synagogue. After a prayer was offered, the people would respond, “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Christians carry on the tradition even today. Bible commentator Matthew Henry highlighted this verse. The temple was built for the glory of God, David’s psalm points to the worship of God, and those who say these words are intended to be conduits of praise...

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