Lord's Day 48

Question 123

Which is the second petition?

Answer. [a] "Thy kingdom come"; that is, rule us so by thy word and Spirit, that we may [b] submit ourselves more and more to thee; preserve and [c] increase thy church; destroy the [d] works of the devil, and all violence which would exalt itself against thee; and also, all wicked counsels devised against thy holy word; till the full [e] perfection of thy kingdom take place, [f] wherein thou shalt be all in all.

[a]: Mat. 6:10
[b]: Psa. 119:5
[c]: Psa. 51:18
[d]: 1John 3:8; Rom. 16:20
[e]: Rev. 22:17,20
[f]: 1Cor. 15:15,28