"For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen"
Some translations leave this verse out but I never do when I pray the Lord's prayer. There seems to be such a worshipful acknowledgement in these words. When I pray these words I remember that the kingdom is His. The power is His. The glory is His. For prayer to really be prayer there must be an understanding that these things belong to our Father. They are not ours to possess. When we say these words we pray with a sense of humility knowing that we are but servants in His kingdom.
Forever. Amen. What great words to end this prayer. Life is but a vapor. I can hardly believe that so much of my life has passed already. When I pray 'forever' I remember that I am speaking to One who exists outside of time and has always existed. This word instills such hope in my soul. I am, and will be, His forever. That is something to say amen to - with my whole heart.. with everything that is in me.
You are God. The kingdom, the power and glory is yours. Forever. Amen.