Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thine is the Kingdom Prayer

I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name for ever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.
And men shall speak of the might of Your terrible acts: and I will declare Your greatness.
All Your works shall praise You, O LORD; and Your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power;
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
~ Psalm 145 [excerpts]

Almighty God and Sovereign of all the earth,
The kingdom is Yours, and not ours.  For this we thank You, knowing that by Your might it cannot fail.  We praise you and rejoice to see it like leaven working through this world.  Despite our countless failures, You are faithful throughout every generation. 
We confess ourselves to be but unprofitable servants in Your house among Your people.  Deliver us from the proud pursuit of our own petty kingdom agendas, self interests, and the enticements of this world.  Make us to be men who really do seek Your kingdom and Your righteousness.  Make us into the poor in spirit and even - by the strength of your Spirit - the persecuted righteous, knowing that Your kingdom is given them.
Rest and establish our hearts in this: that the Kingdom belongs to Our Father in Heaven and to His Son our Lord Jesus Christ through Whom we also have been given the victory and in Whose name we pray,

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