A Prayer for God’s Will to Be Done
By Tiffany Thibault
Your kingdom come, Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. - Matthew 6:10
Today is a new day, a fresh start. Yesterday is gone and there isn't a whole lot we can do to change anything that happened. However, today is a fresh chance to live it differently.
Before their feet even hit the floor, most people are already planning their day, their activities, and reviewing things on their “to-do list” from the moment that they wake up. Life is busy and things need to be taken care of. Such is the habit of most of us.
When we became Christians, many of us looked to the Lord for each big decision. We approached prayer with a hunger to have God take care of our stuff. We sought out wisdom from the Scriptures and we were on fire to let God be God. We were excited to see God do things His way.
Then time passed and our focus fell from all of God to just some of God. Perhaps as the years have gone by, we prayed a little less for our needs. Perhaps we sought out Christian mentors less and less as we continued our habits of working, planning and accomplishing things. Then, somewhere along the way, we lost our God-focus. We reverted to our daily habits of doing all the stuff we need to do, to get through our days. Now, we find ourselves joyless, frustrated and running on empty.
How many of us are counting the days until certain events such as graduation, weddings, vacations, and retirements? How many of us, though, are inviting the Lord into all of these plans?
What if all the troubles, the family drama, the broken hearts, the piled-up bills, the mess-ups that occur throughout our days, are God’s way of trying to get your attention? What if God is using all the stuff, both good and difficult, to get you to spiritually wake up?
Today, look at all the things going on in your life, and view them through this verse. Your kingdom come, Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. Can you lay out all your fears, concerns and activities before the Lord and pray to have His will be done in each one?
As you think about each thing you must face today, bring them all before the Lord in prayer and give it to Him. Let Him have His way in every area of your life and over every one of your to-do’s. Let Him be God and let Him create something beautiful in your life.
You are the Almighty, the Creator, the God of all. Help me as I go through this day. Help me to put aside my will and to discard any of my plans that are standing in the way from your plans. Open my heart to see things the way that you do, to be a vessel for you to work through, as you carry out your plans for my today and for my tomorrows.
May you be glorified in my actions, in my relationships, in my thoughts and in every activity I participate in today. Help me to keep my eyes on you and to view each situation as an opportunity for you to do a mighty work in my life.
In your name, I pray,
Tiffany Thibault enjoys living life with her husband, two daughters and one very large dog in San Diego. She not only homeschools her girls, but she also loves to write about Jesus and speak about Him to groups of women. She loves long walks, coffee and anything chocolate.
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