Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey and submit to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.
Originally it was in creation that God’s will became an expression on earth as it was in heaven. Then, through Christ, his will in heaven to save his church became a reality in Christ. Here we pray that his will in heaven would become a reality on earth in and through us. Of course, this means that we seek to do his will. This means that we obey and submit to his word. This, then, is a prayer for our … Read More »