What does it mean to pray “your will be done”? Pastoral Resident Obed Brefo teaches from Matthew 6:10 on knowing, trusting, and surrendering to God’s will as it is revealed in Scripture.
- While we can’t know all of God’s will for us, we can know what is revealed in Scripture. Reflect together on some Bible verses that pertain to God’s will and discuss what they have in common.
- Are there any ways that you’re struggling with God’s will for your life right now? Share with others and ask for prayer.
- How does the gospel of Jesus Christ encourage you to trust and surrender to God’s will?
How Can We Surrender to God’s Will?
Pastoral Resident Obed Brefo shares some of the meaning behind “your will be done” and gives an example of how to surrender to God in daily life.
“If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.”
C. H. Spurgeon
Having lost her daughter, Lacey shares about her current journey of trusting God through great tragedy and heartache.
Reflect on and pray about the reasons you can entrust your life to God. What has He done in order to earn our trust and confidence?
Think on passages of Scripture that reveal aspects of God’s will and pray that they would be reflected in your life (Ezekiel 34:16; Jeremiah 24:7; John 6:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7).
Bring all your personal plans before God, surrendering them to His wise care. Ask Him to bring your will more and more into alignment with His.
Consider how God is using trials or difficult circumstances in your life to transform your plans and ambitions.
Relinquish control over the people and environment around you, submitting your feelings to God’s will and praying not to become hardened or bitter.
God’s will being done is the best possible thing that could happen in our lives. As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” Since God loves us and provides for us, we can trust that His will always ultimately brings about His glory and our good. Ask God for a greater sense of joy in this promise.