Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 9, 2010
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 9, 2010
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
here is a selection from our book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time," by the
Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Fourteen words to change the world
"Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as
it is in heaven."
Today's verse is one of those incredible smaller
prayers within the Great Prayer, also known as the
Lord's Prayer. Be very careful as you pray these
fourteen sacred words today. The Great Prayer
consists of six beloved major petitions. Today's
section of the prayer is for spiritual revolutionaries
who want to change the world. This prayer request
is only for those willing to become involved as
change agents of God's grace and mercy.
People who have the courage to pray these audacious
words are petitioning God to transform the world.
It is a remarkable prayer full of holy boldness.
This is not for the indecisive and weak of heart.
Those brave enough to pray it are asking the
Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, to usher
in heaven on earth. We are asking for God's will
to be done. We are partnering with God to heal
our sin sick and broken world.
The kingdom of God is radical. God's reign brings
in the marginalized, outcast, and rejected. In
the dominion of all that is sacred, the afflicted
are comforted and justice will prevail. The rich
and the powerful will be last and the last will be
Our human nature hesitates to truly comprehend the
coming reign of God. It is costly and might turn
our known world upside down. Yet the kingdom of
God is near and dear to the heart of Christ. To
fully understand, thoughtful people would be wise
to read the ninety-nine accounts throughout all
the Gospels where Jesus preaches and teaches about
God's kingdom. To do so can change your life and
Are you willing to let these fourteen sacred words
linger in your heart today? This is a prayer of
spiritual greatness. Will you ask for God's will
to be done on earth as it is in heaven? Will you
accept your call to respond as God leads you through
continued prayer and action?
Your kingdom come, God. Your will be done. Begin
in my life on earth. Help me be a change agent of
your grace and mercy. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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