Today we wish to consider the seventh principle of prayer as outlined in Jesus’ model prayer (Matt. 6:9-13). “For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory forever Amen”. This can be referred to as a doxology.
Doxology is an expression of praise unto God. It quite literally means: speaking the glory and splendour of God. So our final principle is that in prayer we glorify the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
The whole purpose of prayer is actually to bring glory, honour and praise to Almighty God. In fact, that is the purpose of our lives. So then, our prayer now becomes an extension of what we live — we live for God’s glory.
Everything that has been said so far, in our prayer, directs attention to God’s glory. Prayer is not to bring recognition and praise to the one praying. It is not about our ability to articulate effectively or speak strongly. It is about our humble acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty, His splendour and majesty. “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men” (Matt. 5:6).
When we make requests of God, His answers to our prayer testifies of His goodness and grace that has been extended to us, and it evidences His awesome character and nature. Lord, yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.