How to pray - part 2
We pray that your kingdom will come — that what you want will be done here on earth, the same as in heaven.
When he said, we pray that your kingdom will come, Jesus was praying:
Then he prayed that God's will would be done, what he wants will be done on earth, just like it is in heaven. We spend most of our lives trying to do and get what we want, but being a Christian means pursuing and chasing after what God wants instead. In Psalm 40:8 David said, I desire to do your will, my God. When you become a Christian, God gives you new desires - to love and please him. However, what you feed grows, so if you feed the human nature, you will be led by those desires. If you feed the spirit, God will give you a desire to do his will. You feed the spirit you read and study God's word, memorise scripture, pray, fast...
Psalm 37:4 says, Do what the Lord wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire. That doesn't mean that if you do what God wants he will give you a brand new car or new phone you want. If you do what God wants, he will give you what you want if it lines up with his will.
CHALLENGE: Pray that God would give you a desire to do his will.
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