Lord's Prayer: "Thy Kingdom Come"
In this petition, we are praying to God that the kingdom of Christ will come and remain among us, both in this life and finally on the Last Day. We ask God that we will remain faithful and daily grow in His grace, so that many more will come to Christ’s kingdom. This petition shows that God wants us to ask not only for small cares and needs of life, but also for great things from Him. If God invites us to pray for such great and p 414 wonderful things as His kingdom of grace, surely He will provide also for our daily needs.
What Is God’s Kingdom?
The Kingdom of God is His ruling as King over the whole universe (Kingdom of Power);
His ruling as King over the Church (Kingdom of Grace);
and the Church in heaven (Kingdom of Glory).
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.