17 April, 2013
Post By : David Lindner
Today’s prayer focus is one that we should most certainly resonate with. This is a huge part of our lives as followers of Christ. And as you may have figured out by now, this is a big deal to me. As we join with the early church in today’s prayer focus…
They called on God to extend his kingdom in the world.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Our goal as followers of Christ is to see God’s kingdom built in this world. We want to do everything we can to live for, proclaim and push forward the Kingdom of God. When we are living for God’s kingdom, we are a part of a movement that has spanned multiple millennia. We are participating in a move of God, and Kingdom that is greater than any one man could every put together.
On the other hand, when we live for the kingdom of me and our goals and ambitions are tied up in ourselves, our pursuits are in vain. All that we strive to build for ourselves will be gone when we are. We are seeking things that are very temporary instead of investing in the eternal. And think about the largest possible Kingdom you could build. Even if you were able to conquer the whole world, that is as far as you could go. You couldn’t conquer the universe.
So, as you invest your time today, think about whose kingdom you are investing in. Are you investing in the kingdom of me or the Kingdom of God? Spend some time in prayer focusing on the Kingdom of God.
The Three for Morning, Afternoon and Evening.
“Now for Next” Prayer
What do we need to do now as a church to be ready for what God has for us next.
“What’s My Role” Prayer
Pray for God to show us the role we will play individually in accomplishing that mission.
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.