Thursday 26th Aug 2021
Title: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10)
By Choong Yoon Tong

Often we pray the Lord’s Prayer without pondering the meaning of this verse. Our focus is on our daily bread more than God’s kingdom and will. Subconsciously, we might think that God’s kingdom and His will on earth and in heaven are fully under His sovereign control and we need not pray. Yet Jesus has placed it as the second priority in His list.

As we meditate on God who presides on His glorious throne in heaven, we join the angles to proclaim “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come!” He rules and governs the spiritual realm with authority and power. He reigns with perfect order, judges with righteousness, and triumphs over Satan and every evil spirit. He commands and His will is executed in perfection. Peace, joy and love prevail in His kingdom. All spiritual beings bow and worship Him, attributing honour and glory He rightfully deserved. Yes, Lord we pray, Your kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven. May Your kingdom on earth mirror Your reign in heaven. Your power defeats the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is at work in the sons of disobedience. Let every falsehood and lie be eradicated by your light of truth while every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Let Your holiness, justice and power prevail over this fallen world.

God’s universal will is for none to perish, but all to be saved and come to the saving knowledge of Christ (1 Tim 2:3-4). He desires every believer to be sanctified (1 Thess 4:3) and consecrated in His Word. Though the whole world is now suffering from the pandemic, war, violence, natural disasters, and many more calamities, His will shall not be hindered. Let the children of God soldier on in His will to spread His love and goodness to every corner of the earth.


We pray O Lord for Your kingdom to be established in this land. Let Your light shine forth to overcome all darkness, deceit, falsehood and injustice. Proclaim Your judgement upon the “prince” of this nation so as to eradicate all evil, corruption and abuse. Let the current pandemic and political mire not only expose the evil but also magnify Your righteousness, Your love and Your salvation; that hearts may be opened to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


题目:愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上(马太福音6:10 )