Let’s try a doxology for this weeks blog and next top ten bible verse. If you are new to the world of doxologies, don’t worry. It’s nothing you will need cream for from the chemist, it’s just a posh word for an awesome section of prayer and praise that we can find in the bible.
06. Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen. Jude 24-25
When I was working for a church in Essex this would be my go to section in the bible to end a service. There is always that awkward bit after the final song when people just stood looking at me. I was never sure what to say so it seemed right to finish with a prayer.
I am not always that fluent in the moment with prayer and so I go to the bible to find prayers that have already been written that express a clear heart for God. In essence, these are doxologies.
A good mate of mine who sadly passed away in his 40’s was the vicar at the Church of England in the area where I was working as a pastor. He got me into set prayers and sections of the bible like this one, it helped loads.
Sometimes if we are honest we just don’t have the right words. Maybe the situation is so stressful you just don’t know what to say, or words have lost their weight and you’ve got nothing left. That happens sometimes in life.
This section from Jude is amazing because it keeps the main thing the main thing. All glory, majesty, power and authority are his, they have been, will be and always will be.
I don’t know about you but when words fail and you just need to find a prayer the Bible is the place to go. It has the lot, and here we can be without doubt, God is in control even if we can’t see how, when or why things are how they are. He is still in control.