Luke 22:39-46 (42) – “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (NIV)

Read: 3 John 2

When Christ taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:5-15, He mentioned that people must not be hypocritical and repeat words because God only rewards prayers from the heart. Acknowledging God’s will in prayer is another important point that Jesus mentioned. This means that we must be able to accept God’s choice above our own wishes or requests.

The Book of Jeremiah 29:11-13 reveals God’s mind towards His children. But it is when we wait on the Lord that we enjoy His will and blessings. Nothing compares to bowing to the perfect plan of the Father because it portrays humility, obedience, confidence, and joy. This was Christ’s practical example when He was to be crucified. He wished for the trial to be averted but submitted to God’s will in today’s Bible reading. If the divine plan had not taken its course that day, what would have become of you and me?

When we succumb to God’s will, we will not be praying selfishly but interceding according to the leading of the Spirit of God. After all, we do not know how to pray except with the help of the Holy Spirit. Conforming to God’s will in prayer also signifies that we understand that the word of God is settled and will come to pass.

Beloved, are there any ways you have been hindering heaven’s purpose for your life and the lives of others? Do a check, repent, and make it a point of duty to align with the will of the Father. It shall always be well with you!


Hymn: Take my Life, and let it Be – Frances R. Havergal (1874)

1. Father, please forgive my selfishness, pride, and resistance to Your will.


1. Confess: “I surrender to Your perfect will, Father; please direct me and prosper the works of my hands!”

2. Father, turn every negative “Yes” into a positive “No” in my life.

3. As individuals, families, and the Church, Father, make us evidence of Your power.


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