The Lord’s Prayer (Part 13) – Amen!
Powerpoint Pictures: And they lived happily ever after; That’s all folks; That’s a wrap.
When might you hear or read the following words?
In a book – “And they lived happily ever after”.
In a Looney Toons cartoon – “That’s all folks”.
If someone was making a film – “That’s a wrap”.
Where do they come? At the beginning, the middle, or the end?
The End. That’s right.
Now we’ve seen how Jesus taught His disciples to begin their prayers with the words “Our Father in heaven,” reminding us that God is willing and able to answer our prayers.
He tells us that we should pray for God to show how special He is as people are saved by His Son Jesus and those who have been saved obey everything He has commanded. He also says pray that God would provide for all our needs, forgive us for all our sins, and then protect us from sinning.
We then can express our confidence that God will answer our prayer by saying, “For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.”
Then to finish the prayer, what word do we use?
Why do we say “Amen”?
Amen is a Hebrew word meaning “So be it” or “Truly”.
When we say “Amen” we are saying that we agree with what has just been prayed – that it is our prayer too! Amen makes someone else’s prayer our prayer.
And when a prayer is prayed that agrees with what God promises in His Word, saying “Amen” means we believe that He will do what we’ve asked.
Here’s why: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
This verse tells us that Jesus has kept and will keep all the promises God has made.
So when we pray and ask God to do something He has promised to do, “Amen” says we believe He will keep that promise.
So when we pray, let’s finish with a loud “Amen” to show that we agree with the prayer that has been prayed and that it is our prayer too!
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