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Kingdom Prayer – Part 1

Your kingdom come, your will be done. Luke 11:2 [NKJV]

C. S Lewis said, “There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done;’ and those to whom God ultimately says, ‘Thy will be done.’ ” How startling it is to weigh the implications of our seeking and surrendering to the rule of God in our hearts. To invite His kingly reign is to receive its forgiving, freeing and ennobling purposes for each of our lives. To ignore Him assures our self-rule, and thereby its pitiful, painful, and destructive results.

Kingdom praying begins to find its power when we have come to the place of clear priority: “Your kingdom come!” It’s often difficult to come to God’s throne without my own “wish list”—my personal agenda of how I think things ought to be, and whom I think God ought to change to suit my tastes. But true kingdom praying comes to its highest possibility when I bow my lowest in surrender. “Lord, You help me think Your thoughts about the circumstances and the people surrounding me—and let me serve Your purposes in this present world. Your kingdom come here at my small spot on earth—as You will it in heaven. Amen.”

Hayford, Jack; and Middlebrook, Sam, Living the Spirit Filled Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1992.

About Dale

Christ follower, husband, dad, dad-in-law, pops, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend, pastor, longview lobo, baylor bear, dbu patriot, swbts alum, native texan, illinoisan. I am passionate about worshipping Jesus Christ and leading others to worship Him through the arts.


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