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The Cost of Discipleship has long been considered one of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s most influential books. Countless people have deepened their walk with Jesus through his words. In chapter fifteen, we find his interpretations on The Lord’s Prayer, including on the statement of Jesus: “Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth”.

Notice how it is vital that we continually keep our focus on things above and not on things on earth

In fellowship with Jesus his followers have surrendered their own wills completely to God’s, and so they pray that God’s will be done throughout the world. No creature on earth shall defy him. But the evil will is still alive even in the followers of Christ, it still seeks to cut them off from fellowship with him; and that is why they must also pray that the will of God may prevail more and more in their hearts every day and break down all defiance. In the end the whole world must bow before that will, worshiping and giving thanks in joy and tribulation. Heaven and earth shall be subject to God (166).

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