(This message may be used as an individual sermon or as part of the series.)
Matthew 6:10 – THY KINGDOM COME
THE LORD’S PRAYER PART #3 OF 8
God has given us a great privilege. The privilege is to be a part of His great work here on earth. God wants to accomplish great things in the lives of believers and unbelievers, and he wants us to be a part of it! God has chosen to get His work accomplished by answering our prayers. That is why we are to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come”. John 14:12-14, 1 Peter 4:7, 1 John 5:14-15
When we elaborate on these words in prayer, we can ask God to establish his kingdom in several ways.
ASK GOD TO ESTABLISH HIS MILLENNIAL KINGDOM ON EARTH
Jesus is coming again! When He comes He will establish His Millennial Kingdom. Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 19:11-21, Isaiah 11:1-9, Revelation 20:1-2
As Christians we should be anxiously looking forward to the coming of the Lord Jesus to establish His Kingdom, and praying for His arrival.
ASK GOD TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM IN YOUR HEART
Right now we should be desirous that God’s Kingdom would reign in our hearts. We should want Jesus to be Lord right now! Ephesians 3:17, Romans 12:1, Galatians 2:20
Our daily prayer should be that Jesus would reign in our hearts by faith! We should examine our lives for sin, and make sure that we are on good terms with him. Psalm 66:18, Psalm 139:23-24
ASK GOD TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM IN YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
You know those among your family and friends who need salvation – pray for them.
You know the weaknesses of your friends and family – pray for them.
You know the trials and tribulations of your friends, pray for them.
Ask God to bring His kingdom to their hearts. 1 John 5:14-15
ASK GOD TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM IN YOUR CHURCH
The more we pray for God’s Kingdom to reign in the hearts and lives of our fellow believers, the more that will be accomplished.
Paul was always praying for the churches that he knew. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4, Philippians 1:3-10, Romans 1:8-9
ASK GOD TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM IN THE UNSAVED
I don’t really understand how God balances free will, His election and prayer. I do know this however that God’s will is that people get saved. 1 Timothy 2:1-4, 2 Peter 3:9
It is God’s will that nobody perish.
It is God’s plan to answer prayer.
When we pray according to God’s will he hears.
Pray for the unsaved to get saved.