In Luke 11 Jesus gave us a simple phrase that is not only a mandate for prayer, it is a mandate for mission. Our labor is to be directed towards this ultimate goal: that it would be done on the earth as it is done in heaven. Understanding this phrase from Scripture ultimately gives us a clear ecclesiology, missiology, and eschatology.
In Luke 11, Jesus gives the disciples a specific pattern for prayer, but that prayer is actually more than a prayer. It is also Jesus’s missions strategy to see His purposes come to pass on the earth. In it He not only teaches us to prayer, He commissions us to follow the missiology of His prayer and establish the church according to the pattern given to us in this prayer.