It’s important to note that God’s will is not always done on earth as it is in heaven. It is obvious that we live in a world that is suffering the consequences of grave sin, and that while God is sovereign over all, His will often is not accomplished in our midst. Murder, hatred, terrorism, divorce – these and a thousand other manifestations of our brokenness were never part of God’s plan, which is why Jesus implores us to pray for the Father’s will to be done.
Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
Prayer is not getting our will done in heaven, it is getting God’s will done on earth. Our God is neither finite or erring or sinful. He is a perfect Heavenly Father who desires the best for His children. He will always give to us exactly what we need in His own way, in His own time.
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
The prayer life of the believer is about adjusting our will to the will of God. It’s been said that prayer is not changing God’s mind but finding God’s mind. So in seeking God and His will, we discover how to live. The way to learn what God wants with our lives is to pray. We can pray with confidence and certainty in the will of God.
saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
Begin your prayer time by praying The Lord’s Prayer today (see Matthew 6:9-13). Take time to soak in the meaning of each line. Pray specifically for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.