This is how Jesus said to pray. You may know this verse as “your kingdom come, your will be done”.
Sometimes when you pray, you try to get the words right so you can get the situation right.
Here Jesus is saying that is okay, even preferable, to ask God to do His will, His way by His power.
To acknowledge that you don’t know what is best or how to make anything happen. To surrender and trust. To be humble and honest.
Instead of praying for God’s power to help you do your best, what if you simply prayed for Him to do what IS best and give Him as much reign in your life as He has in heaven (total).
It’s a different way to pray.
Less stress, if you ask me.
Maybe it looks like this:
“Heavenly Father, set the hurting world right. Set my personal world right. You have permission to do what You think is best (even if I don’t agree with it) and you have fully authority, full reign and full trust to do it.
How do you think God’s “best” differs from your “best”?
How does praying this way differ from how you normally pray?
What does it mean for you to give God full reign in your life…as above, so below”?