Father, Your Kingdom Come – A Prayer That Stops Riots

Father! Your Kingdom Come on earth as it is in heaven! Yes, this is a prayer about the return of Christ, but that is not the only point of this great petition. This prayer can be realized today! This is the good news of the gospel. The Father’s Kingdom can be experienced in our hearts and the hearts of others today. This prayer can create absolute change today in all areas of our life. This prayer is not just about the second return of Christ, but it is also about asking our Father in heaven to reign now in our hearts. This petition is about asking the Father to reign in the hearts of men and women, our children, our family, our neighbors. Your Kingdom come Father. We are asking the Father to extend His Kingdom into the hearts of every person, city, tribe, and nation. We are asking the Father to extend His Kingdom on earth into the hearts of His human creation where He reigns as King.
How does His Kingdom come today? Through the crucified and resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ reigning in the hearts of His people and in their relationships by winning over sin, Satan and death, Second, He gathers these Kingdom people together as citizens of a new Kingdom not of this world and that gathering of Kingdom people is called His church. Jesus came “proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:14-15). “Jesus is King of kings and Lords or lords” (1 Timothy 6:15) and He has come to establish His kingdom in the hearts of men and women.
 
How does Jesus reign in His kingdom today? Well, everybody has their own kingdom. Your kingdom is that place where whatever you say goes! Your kingdom is where your personal range of your effective will is declared and exercised. Your kingdom is where you decide and you choose what happens, what is done, what are priorities, what is said, etc. That is your kingdom. Your kingdom is where you reign! And then Jesus comes with His gospel and He says, I want to set up My rule and My reign in your kingdom. He wants your kingdom to establish His will to be accomplished in your daily life. He wants His will carried out in your kingdom. He wants everything that is done in your kingdom to bring delight to Him as King. He wants His Kingdom to invade your kingdom so that your kingdom becomes His Kingdom. Therefore, when we pray, Father, Your kingdom come, we are saying, Father, REIGN in my life as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is going to make your life look really different! Everything done and said will make the King look beautiful and glorified. This is such great news! The Kingdom of God is here! You do not have to wait any longer to experience the Kingdom of God. You can live in His presence, care, love, forgiveness, acceptance, purpose. You can escape the Kingdom of darkness today. Our country needs this prayer today!
 
Praying for the Kingdom of God to come today in the hearts of men and women will result in riots being stopped, justice prevailing, truth being told, property being respected, people uniting of every culture and nation, serving one another, loving one another and many more Kingdom things. Praying for the Kingdom of God to come in all of the chaos of today is the only answer to this nation’s problems and of the problems of the other 194 countries on this earth. Jesus asked us to be obedient in praying this prayer for times such as these. When we do, we demonstrate an unwavering trust in God. Pray this prayer with me!
 
Luke 11:2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.
 
This Sunday we will be meeting in person at the church building, respecting NC Executive Order #138, if you would like to join us in person at 10am. And for those who will be staying at home, we will be live-streaming on our Grace Community Church Topsail YouTube Channel. We can also be found at https://www.gracetopsail.com/

I look forward to worshiping with you Sunday. – Steve

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