Your Will Be Done
October 20, 2019 Pastor: John Medendorp Series: Lord, Teach Us To Pray: A Series on the Lord's Prayer (Ordinary Time / Fall 2019)
The third petition of the Lord's Prayer, like the second, is not a easy thing for us to pray. Most of us want our own wills to be done, not God's will. It's especially hard to pray this prayer in the face of trials and suffering; praying for God's will to be done, instead of praying for deliverance from hardship, suffering or death, can seem like giving up.
This is not the case, though. Praying for God's will to be done is an act of faith. When we pray this prayer, we place our trust in the God who keeps his promises, who will is wholly good. Also, by rejecting our own wills, we open ourselves to the plans God has for us--plans to give us peace, glory, and life eternal.
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