"To Him Who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen!" Jude 24-25 The author of the Book that bears his name is Jude. Like James, yesterday's Bible verse author, Jude is also believed to have been a half-brother of Jesus, born from Mary and Joseph. Whether he was or not is secondary to the powerful truths of the Doxology by which he closes his single chapter letter. The verses give praise to God recognizing that He is the only God and the only One deserving of glory, majesty, power and authority. While our prayers do not make God's divine attributes so, we pray the words of Jude so that we might recognize their truths in our lives. As we recognize these truths, so also we pray that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we may live out their reality each and every day. The prayer might be recognized as a petition that we would always know God is the only true God.. So we also ask that we may live in the recognition that He alone deserves all glory, majesty, power and authority, and thus live our lives accordingly now and forever. Whatever we pray to God does not come about because of our act of prayer. What makes prayer effective is that God, in His will, answers such prayers. The power is not our petition, but rather the authority of the One to Whom we ask.