Pray this Way

A Study of the Lord's Prayer

Session 2: Whose Will Will Be Done?

Mark G. Vitalis Hoffman

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For Openers:


Do not be afraid, little flock,
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12.32


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For Your Consideration:

  1. When we pray for God’s kingdom to come, is there anything we are doing to make it come more quickly? Or are we simply praying that God should make it come?
  2. When you think about the "kingdom of God," do you think about a place or a state of being?
  3. How can the kingdom of God be both someone that is among us now and yet is also something in the future whose fullness we still only anticipate?
  4. If the kingdom of God came to you today, how would you know?
  5. How are God’s kingdom and God’s will different from earthly kingdoms and human wills?
  6. Isn’t God’s will always done? What’s the point of praying that it should be done?
  7. If someone is sick, for example, is it right to pray for their healing or should you simply pray that God’s will be done?
  8. How can you know what is God’s will for your life?
  9. Have you ever been able to tell when your life has not been ordered according to God’s will? What did it take to get you back on track?
  10. What are some specific things you have done that you are certain were according to God’s will?
  11. What are some specific things you will plan to do that you are certain are according to God’s will?



The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever.
Revelation 11:15


Where have you heard this verse before?

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