Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
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Read the scripture above and use the questions below to meditate on today's reading.
- To pray, “Your kingdom come,” means to pray that God’s saving reign would be established even now, on this earth. How might praying this impact the world around you?
- What are ways Christians might pray “Your kingdom come” lightly or thoughtlessly?
- Early Christians were anxious for Christ’s return and ultimate reign. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.” What are things you look forward to in regards to the reign of Christ’s kingdom on earth when God ushers in the consummated kingdom?
- How might God use His people for His will on earth to be accomplished? What are specific ways He might use you?
 D.A. Carson, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: And His Confrontation with the World. (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1978), 70.