Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below.
Matthew 6:10 MSG
This is how Jesus said to pray.
You may know this verse as “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. In the Message Version, it is translated as an open-handed request for God to do what He needs to do – “Do what is best”.
When I first started praying, I would try to get the words right so I could get the situation right. Now when I pray, I let the Lord know what I would love to see but give it all to Him. I ask Him to do what is best from His perspective. I ask my Father in Heaven do His will, His way by His power in my life.
It is about acknowledging that you don’t know what is best or how to make anything happen. It is about surrender and trust. It is about being humble and honest.
Praying like this means giving God as much reign in your life as He has in heaven – total.
Maybe it looks something like this:
“Heavenly Father, set the hurting world right. Set my personal world right. You have permission to do whatever You think is best even if I don’t agree with it. I give you full authority, full reign, and my full trust to do it.”
As above, so below.
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”?