“Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” (Matthew 6:9-13)
As we face the challenges of life every day, we should be poor in spirit enough to confess that we need the power of God.
When I have entered a challenging day, I have confessed thousands of times in my journey of faith and ministry, “I can’t, but God can.” Jesus prescribes the mandate (in the Disciples’ Prayer) we are to confess to God that the results of our answered prayers are in place because the power of God has worked in answer to our prayers.
We are to conclude our prayers by essentially confessing, “Yours is the glory.”
When we apply this third providential benediction to our prayers, we are simply confessing, “Because I didn’t but God did, all the glory goes to God.”
Along with our confessions about the kingdom and power of God, Jesus prescribes that we conclude our prayers by making this solemn commitment to God: the glory for everything that happens in my life because You have answered my prayers will always go to You.
The essence of this benediction is: “Because the power will always come from You, the result will always belong to You, and the glory will always go to You.”
“Amen” simply means, “So be it!”
Dick Woodward, A Prescription for Prayer