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Thine Is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory
Psalm 145

A student once asked me why the Lord’s Prayer is so different from the prayers in the Psalms, which characteristically cry out to God and issue protests to God because of people’s urgent needs. I wasn’t sure, but in due course I worked out what I thought was quite an impressive answer relating to the context of the Lord’s Prayer in Jesus’ ministry. But I won’t bother you with it because I have now realized it was mostly mistaken. The Lord’s Prayer is indeed different from the protest psalms, but it is quite like other psalms that focus more on praise...

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