Thy kingdom come…Matthew 6:10a
The kingdom of God is a great mystery to us. We cannot see it, and often it seems that Your kingdom suffers much loss. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:6), and yet You had to suffer and die on the cross. By this selfless sacrifice, you “freed us from our sins by [Your] blood and made us a kingdom” (Revelation 1:6). By faith we know that despite persecution and setbacks on this earth, Yours is a “kingdom that cannot be shaken” (Hebrews 12:28), for it is not of this world. Lord, continue to enlarge Your kingdom by bringing more souls to You every day. Hasten the spread of Your Word throughout the world. Help us to be like the sower in the parable, who throws out seed recklessly on all kinds of soil, knowing that only some of it will take root (Matthew 13:1-9, Matthew 13:18-23). Make Your kingdom flourish like the parable of the mustard seed, that although it is the smallest of seeds, it grows to become the largest plant in the garden (Matthew 13:31). Give us endurance when we are discouraged by what our human eyes observe about Your kingdom, that we not grow weary of serving You, our King. Help us to look forward to the day when we may join the whole company of heaven singing Your praises and saying, “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15).
Please add the following souls to Your kingdom…
Please strengthen me to be a kingdom worker in the following ways…
In Your name I pray. Amen.
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