The Prayer That Never Fails

Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matt 6:10).

Because He is a gracious father, there are many wonderful guarantees (promises) in God’s word. He even answers all our prayers. Of course His answer is either “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait.”

But there is one prayer that always has a resounding “YES.” It is taken right from His word—Your will be done.

This is not as easy as it sounds because it involves total trust—trust that God has in mind our best interest and the best interest of those for whom we are praying (really hard for a parent). It is a prayer that puts the focus on God, not on us asking Him for what we want and how we think things should play out.

Jesus, yet again, was the perfect model for us. Even at the time before the excruciating suffering that He knew would be coming, He said, “Not My will, but Yours.”

The result of His trust will continue to pay off throughout eternity. So can ours.


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