What does this mean?
Answer - That I should be certain that these petitions are acceptable to our Father in heaven and heard; for He Himself has commanded us so to pray, and has promised that He will hear us. Amen, Amen; that is, Yea, yea, it shall be so.
There are three things for which we pray when we come to the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer. We ask the Lord to hear us for He alone is the King of kings. It is He alone that we seek in times of need and in periods of joy and blessing. As the Lord of life, our Father alone has the power to grant us these petitions. He is both willing and capable of not only hearing our prayers, but to answer them according to His perfect will for our life. He alone is given all glory and praise in all that He has done for us.
Almighty God, since You have granted us the favor to call on You with one accord and have promised that where two or three are gathered together in Your name You are in the midst of them, fulfill now the prayers of Your servants, granting us in this world knowledge of Your truth and in the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Collect for an answer to prayer, Lutheran Worship © 1980 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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