Teach Me to Pray for Thine is the Kingdom Day 1
Keeping a Prayer Journal
…"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" Revelation 7: 12 NIV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalms 100: 4-5 NIV
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV
As we conclude our Teach Me to Pray what better way to finish a prayer with a beautiful doxology? It is important to praise and honor God through our prayers. Often, we realize our prayers to God are to address our needs. As needy children, we bring our needs physical, emotional, spiritual to our Father. Now we give due praise and glory to God. This doxology in prayer is not just the perfect words of praise, but it also acknowledges the absolute dominion of the Lord our father over all things in this world and other. It reminds us who is answering our prayers.
How often do you incorporate praise into your journal habits? Among your needs and confession and other listings that often run steadily in a journal, add an attributes of God list. Keep it running and turn to it frequently as fuel for your confidence in the One Who Hears. How about in your family prayers –join in song to glorify God to your special day celebrations. Consider how you can be a witness to God’s Kingdom power and glory to your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, small group, and colleagues.
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