At the beginning of this model prayer, Jesus instructed his hearers: âYou must pray, then, this way: âOur Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.'â (Matthew 6:9-13) What is the significance of these three petitions?
When the Kingdom Rules
Instead of the wickedness that now permeates human society, what can be expected when God's Kingdom rules and the divine will is done on earth as it is in heaven? Under Kingdom rule, the earth will be transformed into a global paradise. (Luke 23:43) True peace and prosperity will then be enjoyed by all obedient mankind. (Psalm 72:1-15; Revelation 21:1-5)