May Your Kingdom Come
Wellspring May Prayer
Here is a preview of Wellspring’s prayer for the month:
Lord, may your Kingdom come–to me, in me, through me.
May your Kingdom come to Wellspring–to us, in us, through us.
May your Kingdom come to our homes, our workplaces, our communities.
May your Kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. AMEN
As we enter the month of May, we are one third of the way through 2022. One third of the way through a year where we are living under the Year Verse of “Now is the Time, This is the Place, We are your People”. We remain expectant…expecting a move of God in our midst and through our ministry. We are hopeful…hoping for a shift towards God and his kingdom as a result of all the shaking in the world. We declare ourselves ready…ready on the day of the Lord’s power (Psalm 110:3).
At this point, do we simply wait, or is there more we can do? Some of you will recall our friend Steve Backlund who would often challenge us with the phrase: “Give God something to work with”. We can not force God’s hand. We don’t want to induce a premature birth, but is there something to this phrase? Are there ways we can step into partnership with God for his Kingdom to Come?
In 2007, Wellspring stepped into an initiative which we called “In May – Your Kingdom Come”. For the Month of May, we gave ourselves to concerted prayer for the direction of the Lord. Those prayers (and times of listening) shaped some of Wellspring’s direction, including our significant investments in Uganda Bridge and Wellspring of Hope (our ministry to New Britain).
Now 15 years later, and four months into our year verse, we once again feel led to “give God something to work with” and pray in earnest, “May Your Kingdom Come!”
So for the month of May, through sermons, prayer, and opportunities for commitment, service, and generosity, we will press into the Lord. We will give him something to work with. We will offer him May.
Even as we wait upon the Lord, “we look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” 2 Peter 3:12