The theme for this week, the week beginning 19 October, is ‘God’s power’. This is the seventh week of a series throughout this Michaelmas term on the Lord’s Prayer and focuses on the words ‘for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory’. Thine is the power can be split into two parts: firstly, the ‘Thine is’ and, secondly, ‘the power’. If we start with the first, it is important to acknowledge the source of all our talents, gifts and physical make-up. In essence, we have not been able to influence how beautiful or handsome we are; we have not been able to influence our physical or mental shape which gives us our innate athletic or intellectual prowess. The Christian maintains that every good thing that we have comes from God. That is, absolutely everything. Next, is ‘the power’. I don’t think it is possible for any one of us to grasp the immensity of God’s power. The God who created 30 million different types of insect and 10 billion humans; all different, is mind blowing. Moreover, all of this, on one tiny planet, within one tiny solar system, within one remote galaxy, within one universe. God’s power is beyond comprehension; and that is a fitting way to end the Lord’s Prayer and to end this series on the Lord’s Prayer. The Lord’s Prayer starts and ends with worship with a few petitions in between. What a good template for our whole prayer life.