Back to the Lord’s Prayer. After “Our Father who are in Heaven, hallowed be thy name,” we come to
Thy Kingdom Come
Wow! This is more that just a request or a prayer.
I am addressing Our Father, the ultimate source of all existence. I am addressing God with the familiar, informal, intimate pronoun “thy.”
I am not asking, nor do I feel that I am commanding.
I am inviting, just like when someone is at the door and I say, “Come on in!”
Revelation 3:20 says, ” Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
When we say, “Thy kingdom come,” to God we are opening the door.
What is the Kingdom of God?
To live in oneness with the loving creator of all existence. To be in communion with Divine Holiness. To be living in the direct dominion of God.
For years I always thought of this part of the prayer as relating to the future. Today, I see that it relates to the present. If one thinks of the kingdom of God as a future event, then one will always be waiting.
If I say in faith to God, “Thy Kingdom come,” Then presto! God is here with me and I am a part of the Kingdom of God.”
“The Kingdom of God is within you.”
Ask and you will receive.
The same applies to “Thy will be done.”
If God is in you and you are in God, then God will act with you and through you and God’s Will will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
It’s that easy. Give it a try. Your world will be transformed.