For the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory ….
Like the angels in heaven, the people respond to the priest’s prayer by praising God:
“For the Kingdom, the power and the Glory are yours, now and forever. “
These words are derived from King David’s climatic praise of God at the end of his reign, representing one of David’s last act as King before he passed the thrown on to his son Solomon. David recognizes that all the good that came through his kingship came from God. All the power, glory and kingdom he possessed was not his own, but God’s. At every Eucharist , we echo these words of King David. In doing so, we acknowledge God as Lord of our lives and praise him for all the blessings he bestows upon us. Whatever good we might do, whatever success we might experience, ultimately comes from God.