Midweek Vespers 2 – 03/16/2022

Responsive Psalms

P:   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;                    [45:6]

C:  [We] shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
and tell of Your power,

P:   to make known to the children of man Your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.

C:  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

P:   The Lord is faithful in all His words
and kind in all His works.                                                                [145:11-13]

C:  The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
and His kingdom rules over all.                                                          [
103:19]

C:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. 
 Amen.

P:   Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;                    [45:6]

Old Testament                                                                                       2 Samuel 7:4-16

Gospel                                                                                                      Matthew 6:9-13

Sermon                                      “Thy Kingdom Come”                        Matthew 6:10a

The Lord’s Prayer – The Second Petition: Thy Kingdom Come.

What does this mean? 

The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also.

How does God’s kingdom come? 

God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.

(https://catechism.cph.org/en/lords-prayer.html)