“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – Q&A #12

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Question: Can God govern the nations of the earth?

Answer: This is where our prayers can be especially helpful. Prayer can open our eyes to see that God is truly in control of the whole universe, even if at first it appears otherwise. Our prayers can reach all across the earth.

“The ‘still, small voice’ of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe’s remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, ‘as when a lion roareth.’ It is heard
in the desert and in dark places of fear.” (S&H 559:8-12)

As we pray for God’s will to be done, and more of mankind acts in obedience to God’s will, the evil forces and laws that claim to be as powerful as God will fade away, and reveal God as ever-present, all-powerful, and supreme.

“Unconstitutional and unjust coercive legislation and laws, infringing individual rights, must be ‘of few days, and full of trouble.’ The vox populi, through the providence of God, promotes and impels all true reform; and, at the best time, will redress wrongs and rectify injustice. Tyranny can thrive but
under our Government. God reigns, and will ‘turn and overturn’ until right is found supreme.” (Mis. 80:16)

The words in that citation may be hard to read, but they are telling us that the people, with God’s help, will see to it that the evil in human governments will not last forever. God will be proven supreme!

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

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