“For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”
(Matthew 6:13b, KJV)
As we mentioned before, this is not the only prayer that a believer can pray, nor is it the only prayer that Scripture offers to us, but it is the model upon which all our prayers ought to be based. And all of our prayers ought to have this as their goal—that God be glorified forever. That God be glorified in our world. That God be glorified in our families and in our own lives. That God be glorified in all we think, all we do, and in all we say. That God be glorified in every aspect of our living and that through whatever we do in life, that we convey to the unbelieving world that Jesus Christ is Lord and King over all creation.
This, dear friends, is our purpose in life and there is no other, that we glorify God with an aim to enjoying him forever. Oh, that all the nations would come to hear and understand this one thing! Oh, that missionaries would reach every corner of this planet to proclaim God’s glorious gospel! Oh, to see that time when all of God’s elect will gather before the throne of the risen Christ—people from every tongue and tribe and land—singing praise to the King in one accord! Oh, what a time that will be! Believer, I look to join you at that time, but what about those we care about who have not joined us in faith? Will you bid them to join us at the throne of Christ? Will you share the gospel with them one more time and then another time again as the Lord allows?