Questions about Prayer
116. Q. What is the third petition?
A. “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
117. Q. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. That men on earth may serve God as the angels do in Heaven.
(Click through to read scriptural proofs.)
Your kingdom come,your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.
And he said to them, “When you pray, say:“Father, hallowed be your name.Your kingdom come.
May God be gracious to us and bless usand make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth,your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God;let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,for you judge the peoples with equityand guide the nations upon earth. Selah Let the peoples praise you, O God;let all the peoples praise you! The earth has yielded its increase;God, our God, shall bless us. God shall bless us;let all the ends of the earth fear him!
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the LORD, O you his angels,you mighty ones who do his word,obeying the voice of his word! Bless the LORD, all his hosts,his ministers, who do his will! Bless the LORD, all his works,in all places of his dominion.Bless the LORD, O my soul!
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor and power,for you created all things,and by your will they existed and were created.”