Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Your Will Be Done

Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
   ”Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Father as I observe the earth’s landscape today, littered with the violence and injustice of human evil and malice, I wonder at the reality of this prayer. Your will seems to be the farthest thing from people’s thoughts and intentions. If anything it reminds me of Genesis 6:5 (NLT) “The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.”  

And yet if there is anything we should pray for Father, it is Your will. Because in and through Your will we receive the love, mercy and grace without which we could never live and have a meaningful life. So we pray for Your will on earth to be done as it is in heaven. Your will to lighten men’s ways, Your will to awaken the human heart to hope and peace, Your will to initiate a renewed value and dignity of every life as Pope Francis said “at every stage”.

Father we pray for Your will to be done so that forgiveness will be the rule of relationships, love will be the motivation of every action, and truth will be the content of every life. We pray even as Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “….. your will be done.” Matthew 26:42  Out of that darkness and violence against Your Son came the salvation for all who will believe. So today Father, out of the darkness of human sin can shine the gospel of Christ. Isaiah prophesied: “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.“
Isaiah 9:2 (NLT)

Indeed Father, may Your will be done, then “… those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.“ Yes Father, the light of Your will. 


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