Praying Like Jesus

Seeking God’s will above our own isn’t easy.

It wasn’t even easy for Jesus!

Did you know the only time Scripture records Jesus wrestling in prayer was in the Garden of Gethsemane? What was his struggle? He wrestled over the will of God, and he could not go to the cross until he finally said to God, “Not my will, but yours be done.”

The trouble comes in our lives when we don’t pray this part of the prayer. The trouble comes when we focus on our will and not his. That is when marriages fall apart. That is when business decisions go bad. That is when you experience the kind of moral failure that can scar you with unbelievable guilt.

The best prayer you can ever pray for anyone, in any situation, at any time, in any place, is the prayer, “Your will be done.” Do you know why? Because God’s will is always the right and best thing to pray for.

The purpose of prayer isn’t about getting your will done in heaven; it’s about seeing his will done in your heart. It is not to get God in line with your desires but to help you line up with his. 


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