This passage shows us that God stands in judgment against the kingdoms of the earth. He speaks definitively against them by setting up his kingdom in their midst. By this text, God intends to assure us that he is concerned with world history and will bring about real change in it.
Everyone must define who their highest authority is. Do we give in to political or cultural pressures? Who actually rules us? Is it God in heaven or man on earth?
When should we pray? Why should we pray? Does God really hear our prayers and does it really matter whether or not his people pray to him? will help show us the important role of prayer for the child of God.