The Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 48

Q&A 123

Q: What does the second request mean?

A: "Your kingdom come" means,
Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way
that more and more we submit to you.1
Keep your church strong, and add to it.2
Destroy the devil's work;
destroy every force which revolts against you
and every conspiracy against your Word.3
Do this until your kingdom is so complete and perfect
that in it you are
all in all.4

1 Ps. 119:5, 105; 143:10; Matt. 6:33
2 Ps. 122:6-9; Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:42-47
3 Rom. 16:20; 1 John 3:8
4 Rom. 8:22-23; 1 Cor. 15:28; Rev. 22:17, 20