The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 107

107 truths about God, the world, and you.

107: Your prayers reveal your trust in Him.

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For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:13 NKJV

The last line of the Lord’s Prayer is not in every ancient manuscript, and most translations insert it only as a footnote. But as a close to prayer, it reminds us who we pray to and why: Our Father in heaven is the only One with the authority, ability, and preeminence to grant our requests.

“Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below – you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. …”
1Kings 8:23 NIV

Amen is a Hebrew word often used to end a prayer, but it doesn’t mean good-bye. It is a word of affirmation. A way to voice confidence in God as we entrust Him with our prayer. It means: Let it be so.

Consider your prayers and every Amen. Do they reflect confidence in God? Or just a way to end your prayer?

Ask God to bless you with the faith to pray with confidence as you entrust your heart’s desires to Him. Amen.

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