Your Kingdom Come: Exploring the Meaning of this Biblical Phrase

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Prayer is an important part of our daily lives. In praying regularly we grow closer to God for we are communicating with God. In prayer we may be asking him for help or thanking and praising him for His blessings but we are speaking with the Lord and He sincerly wants to hear and answer the prayers of His people. The second petition in the Lord’s prayer is your kingdom come. This petition is mentioned in Luke 11 when Jesus is teaching his disciples to pray and in Matthew 6:10 in Jesus’ sermon on the mount where the subject was the kingdom of heaven.

In Luke 11 the disciples are not only told what they should pray but also how they must pray this. A person who prays on the streets to receive praise from men, would not sincerely mean
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For Jesus made it clear to His disciples and followers that His kingdom was not of this world rather Jesus’ kingdom was of another place, heaven.

A person who prays ‘your kingdom come’ earnestly, would live a life pleasing to God obeying all the commandments and living their life in thankfulness. They would truly understand what they are asking for and that they must live a life pleasing to God in order to recieve salvation. For when they pray for ‘your kingdom come’ they are asking that God’s kingdom of grace will come to them through the Father, sending the Holy Spirit enabling them to believe in Jesus Christ and salvation in the kingdom of glory. In order for us to recieve salvation Jesus Christ died on the cross to forgive our sins. However we must repent for our wrong doing before our sins become truly forgiven.

A person who utters the words ‘your kingdom come’ sincerely in their prayer would live a life in which they have repented for their sins and are continuing on the path of righteousness, doing all they can to glorify God’s name and living their life to the fullest. They would show their deep love for the Lord in all they do acknowledging that He expects their thankfullness and that their faith is needed for their salvation.

In opposition a man who did not acknowledge the real meaning behind ‘your kingdom come’ may live their life in disregard for Christ’s return

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