“Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”Matthew 6:9-10
Father, in heaven. Seated on Your throne. Unmoved, unchanging. Surrounded by the angels crying “holy!”. You are the undisputed King of all creation, holder and keeper of eternity. There is none like You, and before You every knee will bow and every tongue will acknowledge You. (Romans 14:11) I pray we will not lose sight of our Father, in heaven. I pray that we will remember that You are enthroned above the earth, and that we are small and You, o God, are great. Instill in us a reverence again, Lord, and a right understanding of Your sovereignty, power, and majesty. May we stand in awe of You and be filled with wonder over our Father in heaven.
I pray that the name of our God would be holy on our lips, that we would not cause it to be profaned, or common. I pray that Your people will speak Your name with reverence and honor, and I pray that we will speak it to every sickness, every disease, for there is healing in Your Name. (Acts 3:16) No other name saves us, and no other name causes demons to shake. There is power and authority in Your Name, and I pray we will remember. I pray that Your Name will not become just a name, but the whole of the reason we approach the throne of God at all. I pray that Your people will regard the holiness of Your Name and that it will be honored among those who do not know You.
Lord, I cry out for Your Kingdom to come today. I pray that in my home, Your Kingdom will come. In my workplace, Your Kingdom come. In Your Church, Lord, Your Kingdom come! Come, Lord, and rule and reign here today, in me. In my heart, may Your Kingdom come. Make us a Kingdom people, God, a people not of this world, a people who will not settle for earthly kingdoms.
Oh Father, as it is in heaven, let it be here. Your will be done on the earth. In my life. In my marriage. In my heart…Your will and not my own. I pray that in Your Church, Your will be done. In this nation, and the nations of the earth, Your will be done. I pray Your people will have the courage and the humility to die to their own will, to their own plans and designs and dreams, and cry out with sincere hearts for the will of God to reign over us. I pray that we will choose to trust Your will above our own, to trust that Your will is good and right.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Forgive us Lord, for when we have spoken such a prayer by rote, as just words to say, and not as a total surrender of our own will. I pray that the weight of this prayer would press upon us until we gladly release all things to the supremacy of Your will.
In the Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.