“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
I think for many years I have not understood this simple statement. These three words alone are a powerful prayer.
Close your eyes and imagine with me a world where God’s kingdom reigned in the hearts and minds of every person on earth. It would be a world where the love of God is poured out into every soul. The power of God evident in the lives of all. Peace, love, contentment, and forgiveness in the hearts and of everyone. A good and blessed world.
This is what I picture when I pray this prayer.
Abba, Father, your kingdom come into the hearts of everyone on earth. Humble us all that at your name we would bow. Fill the world with your presence. Bring justice and mercy. Protect the innocent. Expose every lie. Til we all praise your name. Amen.