Epilogue – For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Doxology – Walter Brueggemann at a recent conference exclaimed that doxology needs to be exuberant, a self-abandonment in response to the inexplicable generosity of God. Easter certainly is a time for doxology, exuberant praise of God for all God has done for us!
As we finish our Bible Study, it feels inadequate to end on being tested. It doesn’t feel complete. To feel complete I add an exclamation about our God – for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever! Doxology! We need to “do” doxology, a statement of faith in our God who provides everything we need. And then we begin all over again, “Our Father . . .”
This Bible study can be done over and over again. It can be shortened to the span of a week, assigning each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer to a day of the week, starting with Sunday – our Father who art in heaven, Monday – hallowed be thy name, etc. Or it can be done over seven weeks as we just did, or even over seven months. Whatever works best for you. The journey is not over!
Thank you for joining me on this Lenten adventure through the Psalms. I’ll be returning to looking at individual psalms, picking up where I left off with Psalm 34. I invite you to continue on this journey with me as I continue my exploration of the prayers of God’s people.
Robertson, copyright April 2013