Your Kingdom Come
'...your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven' (Matthew 6. 10)
This week we join a global wave of prayer in the ten days between Ascension (marked last Thursday) and Pentecost (next Sunday).
It must have been awesome to witness the risen Jesus returning to the Father - going 'home', mission accomplished (you can read about this in Acts 1). It must also have been devastating for the disciples to lose Jesus from their sight. They had witnessed his resurrection, touched the wounds in his hands, heard his voice speak words of peace and courage... and now they truly had to take their leave of him.
What next? Well, Jesus says, wait.... Wait until you are clothed with power from on high, in order that you might help extend my kingdom even to the ends of the earth. Yet another surprise awaited them as they gathered to wait and pray - the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit who would fill them to overflowing with love for a broken world and power to do the works of God.
Why not pray this week, 'Come, Holy Spirit' and see what happens?