Yielding Prayer

Scripture
Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭26‬:‭42‬ ESV)

Observation
The reality of what Christ is about to face is at the forefront of his thoughts. He knew he would be facing the cruelty of man as experienced on the cross. His earthly ministry is soon about to make a transition and his time with his disciples is about to come to a close. The weight and burden of his future is bearing down on him. At that moment he prays a yielding prayer, “your will be done”.

Application
We always wrestle with the yielding prayer, “your will be done”. It is not in our human nature to give up control easily. We maintain control of our life and decisions as long as we can until finally we realize God’s will is the right choice. It is at that moment of salvation, at the turning points in life that we give up and yield to God’s perfect will for our lives.

Prayer
Lord I yield my life to you. May “your will be done”.

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