Cry Out for Christ’s Swift Return, His Kingdom to Come and His Glory to Fill the Earth

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Mt 6:10, see also Ps 42:1; Rev 22:17-20)

It is God’s heart desire that His people passionately yearn and prepare for Christ’s return. Believers’ greatest passion and prayer must be the ultimate coming of Christ’s kingdom and glory of His name. Rather than being consumed only with Christ’s “work,” we are to be consumed with a passion for His personal “coming.Rev 22:17-20) Believers are to yearn for His immediate manifest presence. We are to cry out for the final wedding of the Bride (the Church) with the Bridegroom (Christ.) Churches are to faithfully proclaim the return of Christ.

A huge part of co-laboring with God is praying and preparing for the ultimate coming of Christ’s kingdom. In fact, our obedient labor to spread the gospel is a huge part of brining about Christ’s return. (Mt 24:14) Believers, we are to ever be “washing our robes spotless from the world” and “seeking to save the lost” (Lk 19:10; Rev 3:18). Only by so doing and praying, do we embrace God’s deepest heart and purpose. Yet, we are always to keep our eyes fully centered on personal love and surrender to the Savior. Believers, it is entirely possible to allow the “work of the church” to distract us from first love intimacy with the “Lord Himself” (Rev 2:1-4). May God save today’s busy, distracted Christians from the “Martha syndrome” (Lk 10:38-42).

  • Lord, we praise You that Jesus will return and His kingdom will come! We cry out for Your manifest presence to be mighty in our midst. Forgive us when we become so enamored with the world, we fail to long for Christ’s close presence and soon return. Forgive us for settling for religious activities and church work instead of Your manifest presence. Help us trim our lamps and cry out for the marriage of the Church with the Bridegroom. Lord, cause our hearts to yearn for Your face of intimacy. Lord Jesus, let Your kingdom soon come on earth as it is in Heaven. Be glorified in all the earth! Come Lord Jesus, come quickly!
  • Lord, I repent and commit to seek Christ’s fullest daily presence and to yearn for His ultimate appearing. I trust You to fill me with a trimmed lamp and a heart prepared for Your return. (Matthew 25:1-13) As a church, we covenant to be pure and faithful in a land of darkness. Help us be ready and watching for Your glorious appearing!

(Praying God’s Heart in Times Like These! “A Covenant to Seek the Reviver Not Just Revival, © Dr. Gregory Frizzell, 2009,,, by permission from the author. Download Covenant)

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