Luther’s Small Catechism

by Dr. Martin Luther

Explanation of The Conclusion

Explanation of The Conclusion

The Conclusion

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours now and forever. Amen.

What does this mean?

This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means "yes, yes, it shall be so."

290. Why did the Early Church include these words at the end of the Lord's Prayer?

These words joyfully confess that our Father is able to do all that we ask in these petitions. 

976 1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head above all.

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