“Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Matthew 6: 10
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray that God’s kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven. It is clear that God intends his kingdom to encompass both the heavenly realm and our earthly reality.
Only God can build God’s kingdom, but as followers of Jesus we also want to see things put right – choosing to live and work now for the world that God wants.
We are given an important responsibility as God graciously invites us to partner with Him in this work of renewal. To pray this prayer is to ask God to act, but it is also to make a commitment to doing our part to realise this vision of God’s coming kingdom.
At Anglican Overseas Aid we think of our international development work as one way of living for God’s kingdom. In our work we try to emphasize social equity, health and prosperity, peace and reconciliation, and care for the earth. All of these things relate closely to the theme of global restoration found in the coming kingdom of God.
Currently in our world, we see glimpses of God’s rule here and there, but the world is far from being renewed. In front of us is the vision of a world that will be restored, and this guides our lives in the present. In our work we want to stand against those things, such as poverty and injustice, that dehumanise people. Equally, we stand for a world that pleases God, in which His will is done.
From children with developmental issues in East Jerusalem, to vulnerable women in South Africa and communities needing sources of light in the Pacific and much more, we work with our partners in response to the vision of God’s kingdom on earth. Find out more about the people and work that your donation will support.
Please join us as we work to bring hope to many places around the world.
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You can also call us on 1800 249 880, or send a cheque or money order to:
Anglican Overseas Aid
Thy Kingdom Come: 2016 End of Financial Year Appeal
PO Box 389
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Your donation will be directed to a general fund that allows us to support our projects and emergency work around the world.
Please consider a regular monthly donation to support our work – call us on 1800 249 880 to organise a regular automatic deduction from your credit card or bank account.