Our Father in heaven, we bow before You, our great and glorious King. This world gives no weight to You, but we draw near to You in worship.
All power and authority belongs to You and we thank You that You have chosen to establish a kingdom. In perfect justice, You could have written off the entire human race and left us to the ruin of our rebellion. But in love and mercy, You chose to bring all who believe into Your kingdom. We are so thankful, and gladly embrace You as our Lord and our King.
Father, we pray that Your reign may be seen more clearly in our lives. You have said ‘if your eye causes you to sin pluck it out. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better to enter into the kingdom maimed than to enter into hell’ (Mark 9:47, Matthew 5:29). Forgive us for the complacency with which we have given room to sins in our lives that have no place in Your kingdom. May the truth of Your Word sanctify us today.
Father, we pray for the spread of the gospel in our world. There are people we love who, today, are outside of your kingdom. Lord, in Your mercy, bring them in! Cause them to be born again we pray. Deliver them from the kingdom of darkness. Bring them into the kingdom of Your dear Son Jesus Christ, and light in our hearts a passion for the spread of the gospel in this generation. Help us to do Your work while it is day before the night comes when no one can work.
Father, we pray for the day when Christ will return. We long to see Your Son, our King Jesus. Hasten the day when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever (Revelation 11:15).
Come, defeat the enemies who are arrayed against You! Come, judge the world in righteousness! Come, and bring us safely into Your presence, to live under the blessing of Your rule.
Father, Your kingdom come! Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.