Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
It can be amazing how we take things for granted. For example; does God always get his way? According to this scripture…apparently not. It is inferred here, as Jesus was teaching his disciples how to pray, that it is imperative we join in with the spiritual dynamic of prayer in order to see his will accomplished in the earth.
Your prayers really matter. It has been said that too often prayer is the activity most talked about and least practiced in the church. If my experience is any judge of this, I would have to agree. We can get way more people to attend a potluck than a prayer meeting!
In John 4, Jesus told his disciples, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” He was referring to doing the Father’s will on earth as it is done in heaven. This grew out of his considerable, relational prayer life with his Father. Is it any different for us? Do our spirits languish while our bellies are full?