Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
Jesus prays for God’s will to be done and invites his disciples to join in willingly submitting to the Father. Jesus models submission to the Father’s will in the Garden of Gethsemane hours before his death. Knowing submitting will result in his death, Jesus cries out—asking if it could be possible to do his will another way. Jesus submits to God, crying, “Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26:39b). Jesus understands the other side of God’s will brings life, even if the way through involves death.
Submitting to God’s will means setting aside our plans and letting Jesus lead us in our lives. The way may not be easy, but it brings real life. Following God’s plan for forgiving those who’ve wounded us, seeking unity with those who think differently than we do and treating our bodies in ways that honor God may conflict with our feelings and desires. Submitting to his will involves sacrifice but results in an authentic life that no one and nothing can take away.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
As you pray the Lord’s Prayer today, echo Jesus’ words, “Not my will but yours.” Join the Ada Worship Team as they sing “I Surrender All.” Listen to the words and offer God every part of your life. If you are struggling to submit to God’s will in an area of your life, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We’d love to have a conversation with and care for you.
40 DAYS OF PRAYER
Join us for 40 DAYS OF PRAYER where all of us will find a quiet space and slowly read The Lord’s Prayer. May forty days of praying like Jesus prayed, and desiring what Jesus wanted, make a big difference in our hearts and our communities.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art 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 lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
NEW TESTAMENT READING PLAN
Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.
Today’s reading is John 17.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.