Where the circle ends

True prayer is a circle.  It starts in heaven (Our Father, Thy kingdom, Thy will), descends to earth (give us, forgive us, lead us, deliver us), and then rises back to heaven to rest at the throne (for Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory).  The last sentence is the permanent form of our fellowship.  A day will come when we no longer need to ask for bread or protection.  So the day when we need not ask for His kingdom to come.  There will never be a day, however, when we will not gladly shout, “blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, forever and ever.”  (Revelation 5:13)  Those who start with trust, end with joy.  Every day’s prayer is a picture of life and where it is going.  It ends at a glorious throne.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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