How do we pray “In this manner…concerning kingdom”?
The second phrase in Jesus’ model prayer is:
“…Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
What exactly are we asking for when requesting His kingdom come? It’s an acknowledgement that He’s the central figure on the throne. It’s also prayerfully looking forward to something amazing…His kingdom fully implemented on earth.
The second half of the phrase, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” speaks of knowing how to respond to His commands. Since it’s His kingdom, He has the divine privilege to rule as He sees fit. The angels don’t question God’s motives or timing; they simply go and do what He says. They know He has the best judgment and sees the whole picture. His will is the best, and it’s in our best interest to seek it…every time.
Are you anxious for His kingdom to be fully implemented, or is the status quo just fine?
Are you seeking His will today, or is it more of a blend of His and yours?