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'For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen'   (Matthew 6: 13)

as we finish praying, our thoughts are resting only in our Father. The Kingdom is His, and He only has all power, and to Him alone belongs all the glory. Amen means confirmation of this truth.

It is our Father's Kingdom and will we have prayed for. It is His power that provides our daily bread and delivers us from evil. And all the glory of our changing life is His.

It is our Father who comes into the world to save us, and who teaches us how to pray. Our Father who reveals Himself to us in human form, and whose name is called Jesus. To know and see Jesus is to see our Father (John 14). We do not pray to our Father for Jesus' sake but for our own sakes. For Jesus is our Father, and is able to meet all our needs. For ever the Kingdom is His, and the power and the glory.

How different, and how much more beautiful our thinking of Jesus might be if we learned of Him. He tells us 'Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.' Why do we often prefer what we call our intelligence and the tradition and commandments of men?

Our own manner of praying is often so confused and so burdened with words. But we are not heard for much speaking.

Let us learn to pray as Jesus taught, in the secret place of our inner life. Let us acknowledge Him to be our Father, to whom alone belongs the Kingdom, the power and the glory for ever. Then learning of Him, we will come daily nearer to His presence.

' Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord' (Psalm 150, 6)

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