The Doxology isn’t actually part of Scripture. To be sure, it’s Scriptural, but at it stands, the Doxology, as we know it – the last few words of the Lord’s Prayer – did not cross Jesus lips when he taught his disciples to pray.
Deliver us from evil! This is the cry from the 7th petition. It’s not a fun exercise, but a look into the face of all the evil in the world can give us some perspective of all that our God fends away everyday. Yet there are some instances of evil that he allows into our lives. This week we look at evil in the world and how our almighty God protects us from it.
The third petition is all about God’s will. There are some who would scratch their head or put their finger in the air to try and figure out God’s will could be. All the while God has filled the pages of the Bible with his Holy Will.
There are three different kingdoms that our God rules over. The kingdoms of this world, now known as nations would be the first example. The second kingdom would be the gracious ruling of our Savior in the heart of every believer. The third kingdom is the eternal one that we only see in part by faith. One day we will be in the glorious kingdom of Jesus’ heavenly reign.
How can we possibly keep God’s name holy? That’s a great question addressed in the 1st Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer is a model for us to follow and a frequent visitor to the prayer life of the Christian. This morning we examine the Address. It’s important in any conversation to you with whom you are speaking. In prayer we are talking to God Almighty.