3.17.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 45. The Lord’s Prayer.

Matthew 6:10 says this; “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.”

Jesus is teaching His followers how to pray to the Father by modeling a prayer for them (Matthew 6:9–13). This has become known the world over as the Lord’s Prayer. Even many unbelievers are familiar with this prayer and find it comforting or meaningful to recite in times of crisis. While there’s nothing wrong with that, necessarily, Jesus primarily meant these words as a blueprint. This passage is not a magic spell, or a mandatory chant: it’s something on which Christians can model their own prayers (Matthew 6:5–8).

Christ now models the importance of submission to God’s will, and speaking to Him in a way which acknowledges it. Praying for what God wants to happen is to accept that His plan is right and good for everyone. Jesus implies that this includes all possible times and places. He is praying for the coming of God’s kingdom and the fulfillment of His will, in all places and all times. To pray this in sincerity is to ask God for the very thing Jesus was going to accomplish: bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth at some point in the future.

The fulfillment of God’s will in all places and at all times.

How often do we actually mean that when we pray it? Convicting question isn’t it. Do we really mean all that we pray. When we ask God that His will be done in our lives, are we expecting and waiting for the answer and when we get it, will we actually follow it and really….go for it?

It’s a hard question. One that requires much soul searching and courage.

Maybe the prayer is God, your will be done and let my heart, soul, mind and body be willing to accept the answer and give the courage and strength to fulfill your will in my life.

Think on that for a minute……

6 Comments

  1. Suzanne on March 17, 2021 at 6:47 am

    on earth as it is heaven

    I read that as … there are no limits as to what God can do

  2. Patti S on March 17, 2021 at 7:08 am

    I found myself wakeful last night. My mind drifted to yesterday’s devotional and the anticipation of today’s. In my mind I was playing the first 2 verses of the Lord’s Prayer, choosing words that I could relate to. Kinda interesting to do. I’m still playing around with, what word for ‘father’ resonates with me and my relationship to God.

    From this devotional, I was drawn to, ‘speaking to Him in a way that acknowledges it’.

    Because if Him

  3. Diane J on March 17, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Some times the hard part fir me his will be done when some one sick does not recover its his will his plan to accept it here on earth requires Faith and Trust I have to Always remember God’s Will is his Best plan for me…. I just Need to accept it

  4. Sherri H on March 17, 2021 at 9:03 am

    The fulfillment of God’s will in all places and at all times. I love this thought, oh how we should and can trust God with all of our heart mind and soul. Indeed how awesome is this, HE ALWAYS has our best interests in mind, HE loves us so. Thank you God for EVERYTHING.

  5. NELA E on March 17, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Your last paragraph is a great summation. I’m going to put that on my refrigerator where I will see it all day long!
    Good teaching, Dave!

  6. Peggy F on March 17, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Thinking of Jesus , praying to His Father in the garden of Gethsemane, ” not my will , but Your’s be done”! Knowing what He was about to endure, for us, for me ! Praying for the grace , to ask for and want only His will in my life, in every situation.

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