Day 5: What Am I Pursuing When I Pray? - How to Pray for Your Marriage
Day 5: What Am I Pursuing When I Pray?
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
In this portion of the prayer, Jesus teaches how to pray for His Kingdom and God’s will to be done here on earth. Since Christ was resurrected, believers have longed for the future coming of the Lord’s Kingdom, where Jesus will reign with His believers. His Kingdom will come, and until it does, we hope for it. However, His Kingdom is currently represented on earth through His believers. The light of life is in us and shines in this dark world, exposing the truth.
We must examine our marriages in light of God’s Kingdom coming to earth.
Does your marriage shine a light in this world? Does it represent God’s heavenly Kingdom or something else?
Or are you and your spouse too busy looking for ways to build your own kingdom here on earth?
The answer to these questions is revealed by the choices we make. When we make choices that benefit ourselves or are contrary to God’s Word, we are attempting to build our own kingdom. In selfishness, we are pursuing what we want and not what God wants. When we walk in selfishness rather than service, we are not seeking His will to be done on earth. Our actions show whether we are living to indulge in this world or are living with eternity in mind.
God desires that His children would seek His will and do it. When we pray for God’s will to be done, our hearts are more sensitive to His leading from His Word.
As you pursue prayer in marriage, consider this question: Are my prayers aligned with what He desires? Am I seeking His will to be done?
Ask God to keep your eyes on His will and how together you two can help build His Kingdom.