Teach Me to Pray for Thine is the Kingdom Day 3

Luther’s Insights for Prayer

From Luther’s Small Catechism

“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

What does this mean?

This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in Heaven and are heard by Him, for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means “yes, yes, it shall be so.”

It’s all about certainty! Because the Kingdom, the power and the glory are truly His, I can be totally certain and sure that He wants to hear my prayers. I can be totally sure that this, His prayer teaches me the very key concerns that need to be in my prayers.  I can be totally sure that He will and does hear my prayers. I can be totally sure that He is at work building His kingdom in my heart and the lives and hearts of all who know Him by faith.  And I can be totally sure that His power and glory does bless me and all the faithful, now and forever in eternity.

So by the grace of God, with great certainty continue to pray, ending each prayer with a resounding, faith strengthened

“Amen. Yes, yes it shall be so.”