The Lord's Prayer: Your Kingdom Come
When we pray, we approach our heavenly Father who is also a King. We come with a desire to advance His kingdom and worship our Ruler. Let's take a look at this second petition of the Lord's Prayer.
Welcome to this series on the Lord's Prayer. We are studying through Matthew 6:9-13 alongside Kathryn Shirey's study guide, Pray Deep: The Lord's Prayer."
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The Lord's Prayer, Outline:
Introduction and Greeting (“Our Father, who art in heaven”)
Petitions for God:
- God’s glory - praise and adoration for who He is (“Hallowed be thy name”)
- God’s kingdom (“Thy kingdom come”)
- God’s will (“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”)
Petitions for Us:
- Our needs (“Give us this day, our daily bread”)
- Our forgiveness (“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”)
- Our protection (“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”)
Closing and Doxology (“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”)
Your Kingdom Come
After greeting God ("Our Father in heaven") and praising His name ("Hallowed be Your name"), Jesus now makes this second petition: "Your kingdom come."
Before bringing up our own request, we express our heartfelt desire for God's kingdom to rule over any earthly kingdoms and over our lives.
This week we will focus our study on these three areas:
1. For God's rule in our heart
We acknowledge God as the great ruler of all life including our own, and we have submitted ourselves to His will. In all life circumstances, we speak with Jesus, "Not my will be done, but yours.” (Luke 22:42)
2. For God's kingdom to spread through the earth
We are committed to not only see the growth and fruit in our own lives but to see the kingdom of God grow. Let us be concerned with exactly what is on God's heart, that is the salvation of many.
3. For direction to help advance God's kingdom
How can we be a part of God's kingdom? Let us seek God for direction for how to live in a way that honors Him - and that includes spreading the good news of the gospel to those around us.
"God, be the ruler of our lives. Make our hearts call out, 'Thy Kingdom come.' Show us this week the role that You have set aside for each of us in Your kingdom."
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