Taking The Chance to Pray “Thy Will Be Done” With Surrender

“He went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.'” (Matthew 26.42)

“Thy will be done.” How many times do we really mean that prayer, or even pray that prayer? Don’t we really desire in our prayers that: “Lord, please please do what I want, what my will is. Please give me what I’m asking for, what I desire, what I will.”

It is a scary proposition to ask the Lord that “His will be done.” What if His will is to take us through very difficult circumstances to deepen our faith and build character in us? What if His will is to allow our hardship to continue to teach us patience? Or to help us to better relate to others who are suffering?

Isn’t it interesting that Jesus did not pray what today is considered a “great prayer of faith”? He did not claim His desired outcome, but rather put His face and His prayer outcome in God’s hands. This is worth considering, for today many preachers have it backwards, removing God from the equation and placing their own will solely at the beginning, middle, and ending of their prayers.

I would submit to you that you can never go wrong in placing your faith in God’s will for your life. You may not get everything you want, but you will find God’s mercy and grace at work in your life.

Prayer: Dear Lord, You always know what is best for us, while our vision is limited, You know and see all things. Thank You for the times You say “yes” to our prayers, and the times You say “no.” Thy will be done. Amen.

About The Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He has suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease for many years, and has found God faithful to help him in his afflictions.

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4 thoughts on “Taking The Chance to Pray “Thy Will Be Done” With Surrender

  1. Your raw and honest video made me cry. thank you that you are here. my son suffered a rare conseguence of inheriting a virus from me that affects the immune endocrine and brain sysytems. He had a stroke with acute brain clotting. My daughter who live here have ahandoned him and me. One accused me of makign him sick. My son was abused by my other daughters husband and has been keeping them both away from us. We have no income no resource have had two vehicles towed and have no help. And plus attacks coming out of hte blue from them and extended family member. I am so ready to give in give up and go home to The Lord. I raised my three chldren alone and now my girls who once were so close to their brother adn me have been distance cruel and won’t alllow us to see my grandchildren or his niesces and nephew. We are isolated and alone. I want to go home.

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