Blog 57 / Our High Calling

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matt 6:10

Part of our Lord’s prayer reads: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” That is the longing of our Lord’s heart. And as His heavenly bride, we also share that same longing. As unworthy as we are, we love being a part of God’s kingdom, where His will is being done, whether on earth or in heaven, and where Christ is receiving the honor due His Name from those He has redeemed.

The sad fact is, not everyone on the planet shares our desire to see God’s kingdom come. There is a kingdom of darkness that detests the Gospel and loathes anything that advances God’s Kingdom.

As followers of Christ carry out the Great Commission, they are up against powerful adversaries. The worlds of Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism seem impenetrable, as do atheistic ideologies and those who have rejected God’s moral laws, mocking what is holy and reveling in what is obscene.

To see God’s Kingdom come, we need to pray for it. And we need to make praying for it part of our regular prayer routine, praying for it as much as, or more than, we pray for our daily bread. But how do we pray against an invisible enemy, and who is the real enemy?

The first thing is to recognize that our struggle takes place in two realms. There is the visible earthly realm where we can witness and pray for our Muslim or woke neighbors. And then there is the invisible heavenly realm where the powers of darkness dominate and control so much of life on earth, inciting and seducing flesh and blood humanity to do evil, resulting in untold misery and sin.

Flesh and blood are not the enemy. The apostle Paul makes this clear in Ephesians 6:12 where he tells us our struggle is against principalities and powers, and a whole hierarchy of evil forces in the heavenly realm. In this invisible battle, God has given His people spiritual weapons to defeat the powers of darkness.

For God’s kingdom to come, we need to secure victory in both realms. Be amazed at the fact that, as followers of Christ, we are the only people on the planet that can operate in both realms. We have access to the throne room of heaven (Heb10:19) to join our Lord in His ministry of intercession. And we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph2:6) with all evil powers under our feet.

With the full authority of heaven, we have the upper hand in prayer to subdue principalities and powers and secure victory for God’s kingdom. What an immense privilege to pray “Thy Kingdom Come!”



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1