Matthew 6:9, Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread, 12and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Yesterday’s Inspirational thought introduced the first principle of prayer in Matthew 6:9. We learned that Jesus taught us to honor God’s name. Today let’s examine the second and third principles that Jesus impresses on us in the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:10 says, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The second principle that Jesus teaches us about prayer is to pray for redemption, which is the advancement of God’s kingdom. In the Bible, we learn about creation, the fall, redemption, and coming glorification. In the first coming of Jesus, He came as a lamb to be sacrificed for the redemption of God’s people. Now, whoever is in Christ is invited to partake in the mission of God which is redemption.
The third principle that Jesus teaches us is for His will to be done. His will is for God to be glorified. The purpose of literally everything is the glory of God. Creation’s purpose is to glorify God. My purpose is to glorify God. Your purpose is to glorify God. We must learn to think of ourselves less and think more about the Lord.
Have a blessed day!