“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10, ESV)
WHAT PRAYER IS NOT – prayer is not about trying to get God to do our will. Jesus was content with saying to his Father, “nevertheless, not my will but your will be done…” Jesus, even though he was God, he did not count equality with God a thing to be sought after but humbled himself and became obedient to God. So must we!
WHAT PRAYER IS – I pray that your perfect will be done rather than my own – for I am a sinful man and not one of us should ever wish that our will be done but only your perfect will – for you O Lord have perfect wisdom and insight and all things are yours due to your holiness and your perfection. Help me Lord to let go of the things and ways of this old world and cling tightly to you and the path you have marked out before me in the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen