Heavenly Father, I desire that Your kingdom would continue to be sustained by Your righteous rule and advance in my life and in all places.
There is an already/not yet tension in this prayer. God should rule and reign in the hearts and lives of His followers everyday. As we pray for His kingdom to come, we are really praying that God would rule as King in our daily lives.
We also pray for a future kingdom. We long for the second coming of Jesus Christ but at the same time, like God, desire more and more people to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
Will you commit to praying this week for God’s kingdom to advance in our lives and in this world? Will you pray in submission to God as your King?