“May Your Kingdom come. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
When Jesus taught His disciples the Lord’s prayer, He included a very important statement: May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven! Jesus’ model words showed us that we shouldn’t just focus our prayers on ourselves but pray the Kingdom of God comes to this earth. What does that look like in our prayers? Praying in the Kingdom of God means that we pray for the lost. We pray for our friends who don’t yet believe in Jesus. We ask that Jesus may reveal Himself to them. We ask that God’s Kingdom may come into their hearts as it is in ours. Moreover, we pray for God’s justice and love to reach all people. We pray that there will be peace in our lands and across the world. We pray that our governments will be led by the Holy Spirit and not by their own selfish ambitions. We pray that people will be kind to each other and that all war and hatred will stop. We pray that Jesus’ love will be revealed to all who are seeking for Him.
Praying for God’s Kingdom to come here on earth, helps us to realise that we don’t just have to wait to get heaven to experience God, we too can access the fullness of God, here on this earth. We pray let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done here on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN! That means His Kingdom can come here in this earth. That means we can access a part of heaven here in our daily lives. God’s Kingdom is not a far away concept but here on this earth, in our hearts, in our homes, and in our churches. Wherever a believer is, there is also the Kingdom of God. May our prayers usher in the presence of God, His will on this earth and may we pray for heaven to invade earth. May God shower us with all His Heavenly blessings and bring peace to all mankind.