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Kingdom Prayers

Help focus your prayers to the bigger issues of the kingdom, knowing the coming of the kingdom is the will of God for you—“Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Study the prayers of the New Testament and see how they involved kingdom issues: character-building in those who suffered, the glory of God in the midst of persecution, and the knowledge of Jesus in the world. Use these prayers to submit your will to the will of the Father.

Examples of kingdom prayers:

Mt. 6:33-34: That I might seek God’s kingdom first in my life. (If there are monetary or physical needs involved, this is a condition necessary for God’s promise to supply to kick in.)

Jas. 1:2-4, 12: That God would use this difficulty to produce endurance, completion, and blessing in my life.

Jas. 1:17-18; 4:3: That I would trust that God gives good gifts and realize that His gifts are better than those I desire.

Eph. 1:17-21: That God would give me wisdom and the revelation of Him in the midst of this time.

Eph. 4:1-3: That I would walk worthy and show forth these qualities to others with whom I am having difficulty. (Look at the list of qualities)

Col. 1:9-12: That God would fill me with the knowledge of His will that I may walk worthy.

Col. 3:1-4: That God will give me the grace to set my mind on the things above rather than the circumstances.

Rom. 8:28-29: That I will trust that God is at work in the midst of these difficulties for my good, not for my destruction; that God will use this time to mold me more into the image of Jesus.

Works Cited

Boice, James Montgomery. Joshua: An Expositional Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005.

Davis, John J. Conquest and Crisis: Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. Eugene, OR: Wiph and Stock Publishers, 2001.

NET Bible: New English Translation. Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C., 2003.

Woudstra, Marten H. The Book of Joshua: The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1981.

Related Topics: Prayer, Curriculum, Kingdom