Your Kingdom come

"This, then, is how you should pray ...
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven."
Matthew 6:9-10 NIV

"Your Kingdom come"
Is not a dream of realms beyond the sun,
Where angels sing
And all is good and God's will's always done.
No! It's a call for massive change -
"Your will be done on earth"
Let earth and heaven be rearranged;
Bring righteousness to birth.
It's not a helpless cry to God
For him to spring to action;
It's a willing offering of self
For our participation.
So now I say "your Kingdom come"
And mean just what I say.
And say the more "your will be done -
Lord, start the work in me."

© Derrick Phillips - 2016