Thy will be done

We are taught … to pray that God’s will may be done: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In so saying, we express our longing desire that the number of God’s converted and obedient people on earth may greatly increase, that His enemies, who hate His laws, may be minished and brought low, and that the time may speedily arrive when all men shall do their willing service to God on earth, even as all the angels do in heaven.

J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke 1-10 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007), 3.