Heaven Come

“Heaven Come”is more than a statement... it’s a prayer.  

Many times in life it’s the simple thoughts that have the most profound impact in shaping who we are as a person.  “Heaven Come” is a simple prayer consisting of just two words, yet they are powerful words if we understand and embrace them in the right context in our lives.  

Matthew 6:9-13 says, "This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. '”

In this prayer that Jesus taught us to pray, He gave us an insight about Heaven.  Jesus clearly states that Heaven doesn’t have to be an “over there” thought; it can be a “here now” thought.  The question becomes:

How do we put that in the right context in our lives?

Many people see heaven as just an afterlife experience.  And yes, I would agree that is a part of Heaven, but ultimately, Heaven is a place where God’s authority, power, priority, and presence fill the landscape of a realm we cannot fully understand.  As a follower of Jesus, He tells me that I can and should be asking for the Spirit to invade my life and the earth.

As a church community, we are desperate to allow the Spirit of Heaven to come and restore things in the lives of people.  We serve a God who loves to restore the broken hearted and to heal the sickness that in the meantime plagues us.  “Heaven Come” is a prayer for healing- spiritually, physically, and emotionally. “Heaven Come” is also a prayer for God’s power to be evident in our lives on a daily basis.  

I want to invite you to pray the simple words, “Heaven Come” daily.  The aftermath of this prayer will produce a beautiful picture of Heaven’s priorities invading our entire being.


Shannon Chapman