“Your will[i] be done[ii]….” (Matt. 6:10). This is the next blog post in the series of articles on the Lord’s Prayer. After acknowledging God, Our Father who is in heaven, and praying that Gods’s kingdom come, Jesus taught us to pray for God’s will to be done.
His “kingdom come” is an imperative cry for an emerging and growing reality in the life of the believer and in the world. The prayer, “They will be done”, is like it. Both phrases are couched in the Greek verb tense, aorist imperative[iii]) on top of it. This suggests an emphatic, insistent, ongoing desiring and abandonment to the will of God.
“YOUR will be done!” is how Jesus taught us to pray, with emphatic insistence. Continue reading