2. Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray:…
10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
1. Kingdom: the spiritual reign or authority of God
2. Will: expressing God’s desire, consent, or willingnes
3. Heaven and Earth: used to indicate the whole universe. Genesis 1:1
It’s tempting to ask “what went wrong” instead of praying “thy kingdom come.” It’s easy to forget two kingdoms were created by your will Father, heaven AND earth. Earth is not an act of creation that went awry. The reality is you are still in charge! We are your act of creation that went awry. That’s an uncomfortable reality.
We pray your words not because we’re perfect but because as imperfect as we are, we’re expressions of your will right here on earth. Romans 8:12 reminds us we have an obligation to be evidence of your desire to reunite those two kingdoms. Many of us now find ourselves with one foot in your heavenly kingdom and the other planted firmly here on earth. Who else would know what it means to live with the separation of those kingdoms? We persist. We pray for your reality…“thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”