7. “Your will be done”
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Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39).
In all of our asking, pleading, and crying out to God, there is one prayer that is always the right prayer, and it is powerful: “Thy will be done.” Not only do these words express full surrender to the will of the Father, they accept His purpose in and through us.
My friends, I know it can make us feel vulnerable to speak these words and mean them, but they are the perfect words to end every prayer. Truly, we want the Father’s will above our own, for we do not have the mind of God and cannot see the bigger picture.
Imagine if the Father would have granted Jesus his prayer that the cup be taken from Him. There would have been no sacrifice on the cross, no resurrection, and no return. Those acts, followed by that powerful prayer in Gethsemane, turned out to be for our salvation!
Let your requests be made known to God, but always surrender your will to His with the words, “Thy will be done.”
I know that I can come boldly before Your throne and present my requests to You. Thank you for that. I also know that Your will is perfect and holy. Therefore, I surrender my petitions to You and ask that Your will be done. In all things, work out Your purpose in my life. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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