The Lord’s Prayer | Thy Kingdom Come
Jesus invites us into His Kingdom and to the work of expanding the Kingdom.
Mark 4:26-34 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
One morning write out some names on notecards to place in an easily visible place in your car
or house. Choose names of people that you are praying will become a part of God’s Kingdom
and make a commitment to praying for them as a family whenever you see the name.
At bedtime one night read Revelation 7:17. Ask your kids what do you think are the best things
about heaven? What do they imagine it to be like? As a parent, emphasize the key things
about heaven like no more sin, no more pain, no more sadness (it’s like only the good parts of
Q&A for Parents: Share some places in the world or creation that makes it evident that god is powerful.
Q&A for Kids: Who are some people that you’d like to know about God’s love and his promises?
On a drive with your family, ask your kids what do they think you need to do to be a part of
God’s kingdom (not just heaven, but God’s family). If your kids don’t say something along the
lines of “nothing” or “just believe” remind them that Jesus did all the work on the cross.
From the Small Catechism
Your Kingdom come.
What does this mean?
The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition
that it may come to us also.
How does God’s kingdom come?
God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace
we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.