Lordís Day 48 Themes and Divisions


E. Kampen


Since our hope is the coming of our Fatherís kingdom, our second petition is that our Father will bring this about


We ask that he bring this about by:


1.      Effectively ruling us by his Word and Spirit

2.      Preserving and increasing his church

3.      Destroying the works of the devil and all others who oppose God


Bible readings:1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Revelation 22:10-21


W. Bredenhof


The Lord teaches us to pray for God to bring his kingdom


Weíll see that his kingdom is one of:


1.      Power

2.      Grace

3.      Glory


Bible readings:1 Chronicles 29:10-20, Romans 5:15-21, Revelation 7:9-17


In the second petition Christ teaches us to pray for his church


We must pray for the:


1.      Preservation of his church

2.      Increase of his church


Bible readings:Psalm 96, Matthew 16:13-20


C. Stam


The Lord Jesus Christ teaches us to pray for the perfection of his kingdom


1.      The subjects of the King

2.      The enemies of the King

3.      The victory of the King


Bible readings:Mark 1:14-20, Luke 17:20-21, 1 Corinthians 15:16-28


B. Holwerda


Your kingdom come


1.      The content of this petition

2.      The fulfillment of this petition

3.      The fruit of this petition


Bible reading:Daniel 2:27-47


R. H. Bremmer


The petition for the coming of Godís kingdom


1.      Through our personal lives

2.      Through church life

3.      With a view to the finish


Bible reading:Revelation 19:11-21


J. Beeke


Praying for Godís kingdom to come


This means:


1.      Praying for the rule of Word and Spirit in our hearts

2.      Praying for the church and the destruction of her enemies

3.      Praying for the consummation of Godís kingdom


Bible reading:Matthew 22:1-14


G. Van Popta


The Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray for the coming of the kingdom of heaven


We pray for:


1.      Kingdom obedience

2.      Kingdom proclamation

3.      Kingdom victory


Bible readings:Matthew 3:1-12, Matthew 4:12-25


C. Bouwman


In lifeís battles the disciples must ask God to make his kingdom come


1.      The context of this petition

2.      The promise behind this petition

3.      The answer to this petition


Bible readings:Luke 9:1-6, Isaiah 52:1-12


R. Bredenhof


We bow before our king


1.      Acknowledging his glory

2.      Praying for his victory

3.      Yielding to his supremacy


Bible reading:Psalm 72


M. Retief


Praying to our Father in heaven for the coming of his kingdom


1.      Which kingdom is meant

2.      How the kingdom comes

3.      That we are to seek the kingdom


Bible readings:Matthew 13:44-52, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28


J. Ludwig


Christ teaches us to pray for the insight and willingness to seek first Godís kingdom and his righteousness


About his kingdom weíll note its:


1.      Unique style

2.      Standing army

3.      Powerful enemy

4.      Definitive victory


Bible reading:Matthew 4:12-25