Above all, Jesus desires for God’s authority to reign on the earth in the same way God’s authority reigns in the heavens. Read the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and imagine God ruling the entire universe of heaven.

  1. Get Honest … Share with God how you picture him reigning or the limitations you feel in this exercise. What ways would you like God to rule the earth in the same ways you picture him ruling in heaven? What ways do you hesitate to ask him to rule on earth as it is in heaven?
  2. Change Mind … Listen for what Jesus wants to say to you about the way he rules in heaven.
  3. Walk Anew … What step might Jesus want you to take in response to what he’s shown you?

FORMATION CHALLENGE … Light a candle as you pray and as you blow it out surrender your prayer to the Lord as you watch the smoke rise