Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:10
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
The above scripture is part of the model prayer that we call "The Lord's Prayer." Matthew 6:10 is the tenth verse of the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This verse is the second one of the Lord's Prayer, one of the best known parts of the entire New Testament. This verse contains the second and third petitions to God.
To say, "Thy kingdom come" is to say, "Come, thy kingdom."
Kingdom is a metaphor for the Kingdom of God that every believer should desire to be a part of. Praying every day for God's kingdom to come is to pray that the unrighteousness of this world would cease, and the righteousness of God's kingdom would come and overtake all wicked and unfairness in the world.
To say, "Thy will be done" is to say, "Be done, thy will." God's will is peaceful and perfect. There is absolutely nothing wrong with God's will. We want God's will to overpower our will for the benefit of this world.
To say, "in earth, as it is in heaven" is to pray that things in the earth will be like the things in heaven. That is, we pray for peace, calmness, harmony, and love all wrapped up in that expression.
When things in the earth become like the things in heaven, everybody gets along with one another. Everyone is on one accord. Everyone worships God in His holiness.
During this Lenten season, pray the entire Lord's Prayer, but focus on "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10).
You are invited to read Lenten lesson Day 14.