I COME ALIVE - The Lord's Prayer 'Your Kingdom come'

"God does nothing but in answer to prayer" - John Wesley

This month we really want to encourage people in their prayer life.
God moves on our faithful prayers!
James 5:16 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective
If we want to see God at work in our lives we need to be investing in, and seeking after him. 


The Lord's Prayer

As good as the were, God had a problem with their Christianity.

Matthew 6:9 NKJ
In this manner, therefore, pray: 
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed by Your name. 
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 
And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one. 
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. 

This prayer is split into 3 parts: preface/Petitions/Conclusion

Our Father in heaven

Petitions - 6 (3 God focused/3 needs)
1 - Hallowed by Your name. 
2 - Your kingdom come.
3 - 
Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 
4 - Give us this day our daily bread. 
5 - And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 
6 - And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one. 

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 


Your kingdom come

This is an amazing request.
This is Christ's mission statement. 
It is why he came to earth that the kingdom of God might come. As we pray - it aligns us with Jesus and his mission for humanity. It is a powerful prayer that we should add to our prayer life. 


Your kingdom come

Whose kingdom are we seeking? It starts off his and can end up ours.
So often people are seeking God's blessing on their priorities. God I need this job, I need this promotion, I need this house, I need this situation for my kids. 

We can have so many opinions and agendas that we can often take the priority off him - and place it on ourselves. Our world is so self obsessed that we can lose our sense of direction. 

Prayer brings us back to God and his kingdom. The Kingdom of God is about seeking his priority. If you're finding your prayers aren't getting answered - it can be because you're seeking your priority. Start seeking his! 

Remember when you first found God - you sought him out. Renew your pursuit of God.
Let's shift the focus back to him. 


Your kingdom come

This was the central theme in Jesus preaching - the coming of the kingdom. 
The kingdom is essentially everything and everywhere that comes under the sovereign lordship of Christ. As we surrender our lives to Christ - we come into the kingdom. 
If our household surrenders to Christ - the kingdom comes into our household. 

In prayer we catch a vision of his glorious kingdom coming to earth. This is why Christ came and it should matter to us. As we see more of his kingdom - we see more of God. As the kingdom gets in us - the purpose of our lives in revealed! We can live in the day to day world - but his kingdom lifts us to our divine purpose. 


Your kingdom come

As we begin to pray - one of the things that always comes through is God's heart for mission. We can't spend time with God without catching fresh passion for reaching the world. What an amazing prayer we are asked to pray! 

To let his kingdom come
The mission of Christians the church is to let His kingdom to come
The great commission is Christ's prayer for his people to rise together and reach a lost world. Can you imagine what our world could be like if his kingdom came to earth upon earth in a greater measure! 

Because when his kingdom is not coming - our world is suffering. We are set free because the kingdom of God has come into our lives - we need to spread it out! 
We need to pray for it.
We need to preach on it.
We need to live for it.