7.3 Your Kingdom Come

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

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Your kingdom come.

In order to the sanctifying and glorifying of your holy name, Father in heaven, let your kingdom come; for yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12(ESV) And we desire to speak of the glory of your kingdom, Psalm 145:11(ESV) for it is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. Psalm 145:13(ESV)

You rule by your might forever; your eyes keep watch on the nations. O let not the rebellious exalt themselves, Psalm 66:7(ESV) but through the greatness of your power let your enemies come cringing to you. Psalm 66:3(ESV)

O make it to appear that kingship belongs to you, and that you rule over the nations; Psalm 22:28(ESV) make it so evident that they may say among the nations, “The Lord reigns”; Psalm 96:10(ESV) that all mankind may fear and may tell what God has brought about, Psalm 64:9(ESV) and may say, “Surely there is a God who judges on earth.” Psalm 58:11(ESV) Make all the kings of the earth to know that Heaven rules, even that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will, Daniel 4:25-26(ESV) and to praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all your works are right and your ways are just, and those who walk in pride you are able to humble. Daniel 4:37(ESV)

O let the kingdom of your grace come more and more in the world, that kingdom of God which comes not with signs to be observed, that kingdom of God which is in the midst of men. Luke 17:20-21(ESV) Let it be like leaven in the world, diffusing its relish, till it is all leavened, and like a grain of mustard seed, which, though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it has grown, is the greatest among all the garden plants. Matthew 13:31-33(ESV)

Let the kingdom of the world become the kingdom of the Lord and of his Christ. Revelation 11:15(ESV) Take your great power and reign, though the nations rage. Revelation 11:17-18(ESV) Set up your throne where Satan’s throne is, Revelation 2:13(ESV) let every thought be taken captive to obey you, 2 Corinthians 10:5(ESV) and let the law of your kingdom be magnified and made glorious. Isaiah 42:21(ESV)

Let that kingdom of God, which does not consist in talk but in power, 1 Corinthians 4:20(ESV) be set up in all the churches of Christ. Send forth from Zion your mighty scepter and rule by the beauty of holiness. Psalm 110:2-3(ESV)

Where the strong man, fully armed, has long guarded his palace, and his goods are safe, let Christ, who is stronger than he, attack him and take away his armor in which he trusted and divide the spoil. Luke 11:21-22(ESV)

O give to the Son of man dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages may serve him, Daniel 7:14(ESV) and the judgment may be given for the saints of the Most High. Daniel 7:22(ESV)

Let the kingdom of your grace come more and more in our land and the places where we live. There let the word of God speed ahead and be honored, 2 Thessalonians 3:1(ESV) and let not the kingdom of God be taken away from us, which is what we deserve, and given to a people producing its fruits. Matthew 21:43(ESV)

Let the kingdom of your grace come into our hearts, that they may be temples of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19(ESV) Let no iniquity get dominion over us. Psalm 119:133(ESV) Ruin, ruin, ruin the power of corruption there, and let him come who has right to our hearts, and give them to him; Ezekiel 21:27(ESV) make us offer ourselves freely, more and more freely, on the day of your power. Psalm 110:3(ESV) Rule in us by the power of truth, that, being of the truth, we may always hear Christ’s voice, John 18:37(ESV) and may not only call him ‘Lord, Lord,’ but do what he tells us. Luke 6:46(ESV) And let the love of Christ command us and control us, 2 Corinthians 5:14(ESV) and the fear of him be before our eyes, that we may not sin. Exodus 20:20(ESV)

O let the kingdom of your glory be hastened; we believe it will come. We look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus, Philippians 3:20(ESV) to come on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30(ESV) We hope that he shall appear to our joy; Isaiah 66:5(KJV) we love his appearing; we are waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God; 2 Peter 3:12(ESV) make us ready for it, Matthew 24:44(ESV) that we may then raise our heads with joy, knowing that our redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28(ESV) And, O that we may have such firstfruits of the Spirit that we ourselves may groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies; Romans 8:23(ESV) and may we have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is best of all. Philippians 1:23(ESV)

Blessed Jesus, be with your ministers and people as you have said, “Always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20(ESV) And then, as you have said, “Surely I am coming soon.” Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly! Revelation 22:20(ESV) When the mystery of God shall be fulfilled, Revelation 10:7(ESV) make haste, our beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices. Song of Solomon 8:14(ESV)