Why did Jesus Christ tell us to pray, "Thy kingdom come"?

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The disciples asked Jesus how to pray, and He taught them with the sample outline prayer recorded in Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6:9-13.

"Your kingdom come" means we are to pray that God will hasten Christ's return to establish the literal Kingdom of God on this earth (Revelation 11:15; Matthew 6:33). We are to talk with Him about why we desperately need His Kingdom to come, mentioning specific troubling situations that we see going on in the world, in our own lives and in the lives of our friends and family (Ezekiel 9:4).

The world overflows with tragedies. God wants us to spend time reflecting on the pain and sorrow in the world around us so we can vividly see the need for Him to send Jesus Christ back to earth to set up His government, a kingdom that will yield peace, joy and abundance (Micah 4:1-4).

We can think about how wonderful that world under God's rule will be, and commit ourselves now to do God's will (Matthew 6:10). This includes living according to the laws of that Kingdom now and helping proclaim God's message of hope to the world (Matthew 19:17-19; Matthew 24:14; Matthew 28:19-20).

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  • John Stefanyszyn

    "Thy Kingdom come..."...BUT with FREEDOM.
    Archbishop Welby proclaimed "Thy Kingdom come"....YES, hallelujah..."Thy (the One God's) Kingdom come...Thy (the One God's) Will be done..."
    But the Queen and Prince Charles both believe in FREEDOM “own will”, in a kingdom where each to worship any "god", any "religion" which Archbishop Welby fully agrees with and supports..
    Prince Charles has said in the past that the Queen's title of 'Defender of the Faith' should be changed to 'Defender of the Faiths". Instead of the singular "the Faith", that it should instead be the plural "the Faiths"....since he believes in FREEDOM of all religions.
    But the Queen has already been unfaithful to her oath to serve ONLY Lord Jesus, Son of the One God, by proclaiming that it is right ,a right, and good for each to worship ANY religious gods in the name and glorification of FREEDOM.
    Take note, that Lord Jesus said to worship ONLY the Lord your Creator God and Him ALONE to serve in obedience and love.
    The Creator God has forbidden for any to worship any other "gods , religions"...in other words mankind is NOT FREE, does not have FREEDOM, to worship any other.
    Therefore, this FREEDOM is really DISOBE

  • childofgod2

    I think that the bible teaches we should always be ready for His coming and as Child of God I long for HIM to call his children Home & to be with Him. I think praying His Kingdom come just reminds of that He is coming & that He promises He will come again.

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