Sermon on the Mount: Day 7

For Yours Is the Kingdom, Power, and Glory

The traditional recitation of the Lord’s Prayer ends with the phrase: “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” This phrase does not appear in the earliest manuscripts of Matthew and most Bible translations today omit it as a late addition. In fact, the phrase comes from a prayer of David recorded in 1 Chronicles 29:11. Today, let’s end our study of the Lord’s Prayer with praise to Our Father, Jesus, and Spirit.
 
“Praise be to you, Lord,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."
 
(1 Chronicles 29:10–13)

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