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Do You Pray, "LORD God, Thy Will Be Done" Or "My Will Be Done?"

When Jesus gave an example of how to pray, He gave the prayer we call the Lord's Prayer that says, "Our Father who art in Heaven, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). It has always been the will of the Father. In the Garden of Gethshemene, He said in Matthew 26:42,"O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done."

The whole meaning of prayer is that it is about the will of God for the Christian. It was not meant to change the holy nature of God but to change the Christian daily in fellowship. When it is prayer, it is always going first with praising God, confessing one's sins, thanking God and asking for one's needs so that God will be glorified.

1 John 5:14-15 says,"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." This shows that Christian prayer has never been about selfish desires but it has always been "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven."

What about you? Is your prayer really asking for God's will or are you as of right now too focused on your will?

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