“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – For Young Children

“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

Jesus taught that we must love and obey God. When we follow God’s rules and laws, we are
doing His “will.” Your parents ask that you follow their rules at home and elsewhere. These rules
are needed to keep you safe, or to make your home a clean and happy place to live. We also obey the will of our heavenly Father-Mother God, in order to keep us safe wherever we go,
and to make the world a happier place for all. In a way, this brings God’s heaven to those of us on earth! We find some of God’s rules in The Ten Commandments. Do you know any of them? Obeying God’s commandments will help prove His will is done in earth.

“Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.”

When we pray to God, we can ask Him for His help in learning more about Him. We want to
see God’s will being done here on earth by everyone. We need to see that God is strong and
powerful right where we are now, and not just in in a place called heaven. We do not need to wait for a future time to see God govern His children. Remember, we have already learned that God is ever-present! When we pray to God, we can learn more about the goodness of God’s kingdom of heaven and how it can be seen and felt here on earth. We listen for God’s voice to tell us how to show this goodness and power of God to others. This brings health and happiness to all our days. We become strong, and are enabled to do God’s will.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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