Sometimes I get so floored by the Lord’s prayer. On earth as it is in heaven. That is could be even remotely possible is astounding. But that it is God’s will and desire is breathtaking. Really? Just like in heaven, right here?
When Jesus prayed that, it must have shaken the disciples as strongly as it does us, because we are so accustomed to mediocre. We’re so happy when we see positive results in anything, we just don’t begin to expect divine results.
But God will not move without prayer. On earth as it is in heaven is entirely possible, because He said it was. But it won’t happen until we pray it with conviction. Repeating that prayer everyday because you’ve been taught it since childhood is not the same thing as believing every word of it.
Let’s join together and pray for God’s will do be done here, just as it is in heaven. Believe it in your heart. Declare it in your soul. It is the will of God and we are commanded to pray like that. Only when we decide to follow the voice of God in the prayer that He gave us will we see the results that only He can give.
I really want to see what He will do. Join me and pray.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.