The Antidote

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven…

The Antidote   Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven… Read the fine print. Our Lord’s prayer delivers a punch.
It begs God to bring about a new world order–out with hate and division; in with love and unity.  This is the antidote to save our world. It is not a prayer for those who treasure the status quo. Pray only if you dare for change to come!
Our country feels the weight of division. A veil of heaviness and depression smothers our sense of peace and stability. We are tense, irritable, unsettled, and looking for relief.
However, there is something easy and familiar in the status quo. Do we dare pray the prayer that Jesus gave his disciples…and mean it?
Because if we do, expect the Kingdom to come, expect heaven to break through and upset the norms of hate, racism, and apathy for the plight of others. In other words, expect the Lord’s prayer to change us, too.
Jesus gave these words to his disciples. They prayed 3 times per day. God changed the world. Yes, we hold the antidote to the world’s problems. Can we ethically only recite it once on a Sunday? 
We hold the power of Christ between our folded hands every time we utter the words of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s prayer is a potent antidote for what afflicts our world.
Just one question: do you have tennis shoes?
Prayer Walk
 There are families in our communities waiting for a slice of Heaven to change their lives, for the fruits of Heaven to fill their homes with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control(Galatians 5:22-23). All it takes is prayer and a walk:
  • Walk through your neighborhood.
  • Pray the Lord’s Prayer for people in the homes and business along your path.
  • Repeat daily.
The Lord’s Prayer packs a punch. Pray it freely and pray it often.