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THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Second Petition

Thy kingdom come.

What does this mean?

The kingdom of God comes of itself, certainly without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also.

How does God’s kingdom come?

The kingdom of God comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and live godly lives here in time and hereafter in eternity.