Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Prayer as Crying for the Inbreaking of the Kingdom

Linda's father Del, praying early in the morning in our kitchen.

Stanley Grenz, in his amazing, deep book Prayer: The Cry for the Kingdom, writes this on the Lord's Prayer:

"Seek above all the hallowing of the Father's name, and cry for the in-breaking of the kingdom into the brokenness of the present." As we pray this way, "the prayer of Jesus truly becomes [our] own."

True prayer is a kingdom-activity. Praying is conversing and conferencing under the realm, the domain, of the King.

When you pray today, pray this way: "Let your kingdom come, let your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven."

(Prayer Summer friends - Linda and I are at our annual summer conference in Green Lake, Wisconsin this week. I have had the time and space to spend a lot of time praying. The amount of rich content and experience we are all receiving is now fuel for the fire of prayer in my heart.)