I have prayed so many big, big, big prayers over the years once I became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, but none is as big and significant as this one. It is the very one the Lord Himself teaches us in the Bible to pray.
“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” Jesus told His disciples as part of His response when they asked Him to teach them how to pray.
Know what it takes to pray this prayer with the right heart? With true sincerity? With genuineness?
True trust in the Lord. That He is Lord. That He is God. That He is all knowing. That He is all powerful. That He is sovereign. That He is almighty God. That Jesus Christ is Lord. That Jesus is God. That He always, always, always knows what is best. His will is always perfect. And so it is when we genuinely believe this that we can place our trust in Him and say with confidence, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
We should pray FOR His will, and we should pray ACCORDING to His will as He reveals it to us and as best we are able to discern what it is!
Try praying the prayer Jesus gave us, friend. With true trust in the Lord!
Lord, may your will be done now and forever and ever, AMEN! Teach us to trust in you, dear Father. Deepen our faith in you, dear God. Help us to pray according to your will. Thank you for answering our prayers according to your will. Your will be done, oh yes! AMEN!
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15