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Behind the Series: Your Kingdom Come
During "Your Kingdom Come," we invited members of our church family to compose a prayer based on that week's verse. Get a closer look at each prayer—and more special features of this series—here.
Jim Killam
August 3, 2022

This past Sunday was the finale of “Your Kingdom Come,” our summer series on the Lord’s Prayer. Each week highlighted a short video with someone from our church family praying and reflecting on that week’s theme. Each prayer was composed by the person praying, based on their reading of the particular verse. Our goal was to model how the Lord’s Prayer can serve as a launching point for powerful, everyday prayers. 

At the bottom of this post you will find links to each prayer video. You can also click here to view them all as a playlist.

Meaning behind the logo

The logo may look like a drawing, but it’s actually two close-up photographs of stained glass windows in First Free’s Chapel (as seen below). Graphic designer Nathan McDonald overlapped the photos of land and sky, to illustrate that the Kingdom of God is where heaven and earth meet. Pastor Josh broke this imagery down for us in week three, “On Earth as it is in Heaven.”

For a closer look at the Chapel windows and the story they represent, see this article from early this year.

Further Resources

If you missed any of the sermons, you can watch them here.

Also, here’s a look back at some recommended books on prayer, including books specifically focused on the Lord’s Prayer. All are available in The Scroll Resource Center.

Prayer Videos

Brent’s prayer is inspired by reflecting on the first line of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9, “Our Father…”
Suzanne’s prayer is inspired by reflecting on the second line of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9, “Hallowed be your name…”
Amanda’s prayer is inspired by reflecting a portion of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Joe’s prayer is inspired by reflecting on a portion of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:11, “Give us today our daily bread.”
Cassie’s prayer is inspired by reflecting on a portion of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:13, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Mike’s prayer is based on the doxology found at the end of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:13, “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
Jim Killam
Jim Killam is a journalist, author, teacher and terminal Cubs fan. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Rockford and work internationally with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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