Heidelberg Catechism 1563
Continuing with the Lord’s prayer - here’s a look at the…
LORD’s DAY 49
Asks the question…
Q. What does the third petition mean?
Answer: ‘Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’ means: Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk. Your will alone is good.1
Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to,2 as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.3
1Matt. 7: 21; 16: 24-26; Luke 22: 42; Rom. 12: 1-2; Titus 2: 11-12
2 1 Cor. 7: 17-24; Eph. 6: 5-9
3Psalm 103: 20-21
- An opportunity now to pray together in the home, quietly reflect on the God’s will being done in our lives – in our world. Asking God to act in grace and mercy towards us and bring our will to align with His.
Let’s say the Lord’s Prayer Together
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Closing Prayer - Prayer together
The LORD said to Moses... 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites (the LORD's people). Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face towards you and give you peace.