I was meditating on the Lord’s prayer and thinking about this passage in particular. On the face of it, the words seem to be so simple and self evident. Of course we ask that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Then I really began to think about what was being said here. When I pray to God, it is all about our relationship. So this prayer isn’t about God’s will being done on earth around me, but that His will be done in me.
So what about “on earth, just as in Heaven”? The difference is that in heaven, His will is done without argument, questioning or resistance. So what I am really praying for is a relationship with God that is so close that I do His will without demanding veto power. My answer to Him becomes, “Yes, Lord.” not “yes, but…”.