“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
It’s a valid prayer to pray because the Lord Jesus instructed His disciples to pray this and other things. We see no discontinuing of praying this prayer.
“Our Father which are in heaven.
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses.
As we forgive those who trespassed against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom.
And the power and glory forever, amen.”
But the effective way that this prayer works is when we live each word. Doing His Word is the essence of this prayer.
If we pray this prayer, and not live or do His Word in this prayer, well, it’s ineffective praying.
Paul said, “Having a form of godliness, but denying its power thereof.”
Listen to the Amplified version…..
2 Timothy 3:5 (AMP) “For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].”
The form of godliness is when we show up in a church service and act a certain way. Spiritual. Then we “deny, reject, and are strangers to the power of godliness.”
“Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but he that does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day,
‘Lord Lord, have we not cast out many devils IN YOUR NAME,
have we not prophesied IN YOUR NAME,
have we not done many wonderful works IN YOUR NAME?”
Then I will say to them ‘Depart form Me you that practice lawlessness. I NEVER KNEW YOU.”
The form of godliness gives the appearance that you’re a “Christian,”
But…[their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession].
The value of this prayer, or any kind of praying is when we’re doing His will.
This is the distinction between tares and wheat.
We must constantly teach this about tares among wheat because there’s a constant move of the world that desire to be accepted by the true believers.
When true believers let their guard down and receive into the fellowship people that never repented of sin, and never place their full faith on Jesus ALONE, and then prove that they’re true believers by obeying His commandments, it becomes a confused mess.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV) “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial (worthless)? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?
I’ve made the mistake of assuming that all that sin committed by people claiming to be true believers were the entire church, and that’s not true. There’s tares among wheat.
The wheat is the true kingdom of God in the earth. The tares are the ones that want to disguise themselves and pretend that they’re wheat.
In end time prophesy, the culmination of this prayer is when the Lord Jesus comes to establish His unquestioned reign on earth. No one will be able to resist His will. Of course, the devil will be loosed for a season after the 1K reign of Christ, but it’s only going to last just a few seconds.
Then the unrighteous will be judged and anyone not found in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.
So continue to pray this prayer. It has tremendous value.
It’s in line with end time prophesy.