Kingdom Praying

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Abba, Father, yours is the Kingdom

and the power and the glory forever.



All those who call themselves Christian, and a lot who don't, are familiar with what is commonly, and wrongly, called "The Lord's Prayer", so when somone mentions prayer it tends to come to mind first.

For these reasons Kingdom Praying begins with considering what Jesus said in Matthew 6'1-13 where the "prayer" is found.

To grasp how His words relate to Believers today requires keeping two understandings in mind:

Firstly, true Believers are new creations who have received Christ and been born of the Holy Spirit. This was not the case for those listening to the Lord on The Mount. Therefore Believers should read this "prayer" through the lens of the New Covenant.

Secondly, because Believers are in Christ the Holy Spirit is God's divine power, who "has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him ... by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises," 2 Peter 1'3-4.

These two understandings are among many others that are found mainly in the "Kingdom" scriptures of Acts 2'1 to Revelation 3'22.

This is Christ's New Covenant Kingdom word which either supersedes, fulfills, renews, enhances or confirms all earlier scriptures and carries "all things that pertain to life and godliness". 

Those listening to Jesus' back then heard the teachings that are commonly called "The Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7). And when He had finished they responded accordingly:

"And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching for He taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes," 7'28-29.