Jesus disciples knew the many Old Testament prophecies about a coming Kingdom. Jesus had preached that the Kingdom was at hand. They were anxious to know if today was the day. James and John wanted positions of authority in the Kingdom and to sit on Jesus’ right and left hand. In Matt 6:9 Jesus even told His disciples to pray “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. They were expecting a Kingdom on earth with Jesus as King and the Father’s will is done like it is in Heaven. The time seemed right.