Prayer of the Month
God’s Will, Not Mine!
Jesus would often slip away to the wilderness and pray in order to get away from His busy world and ministry and spent many nights in prayer with his heavenly Father.
Although, He was the Son of God, one with the Father, He laid aside His divinity and became human, like us, and learnt obedience and dependence on His Father.
Jesus said, "For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me" (John 6:38, NIV).
When Jesus taught the disciples, the Lord’s Prayer, he taught them to pray for God’s rule and reign in their lives: “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10, NIV).
Often, at particular times in our lives, we cry out to God and ask what is your will Lord?
This is my prayer, as I finish my curacy at St Faith and St Laurence and I ask God, my Father, what and where do you want me to go and do, but more importantly, what do you want me to learn and be as I wait for the next leg of my journey?
Maybe, you are in that position of needing to know God’s will also; here is a prayer for us. This prayer, is in a form of a hymn, by Horatius Bonar
Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be!
Lead me by thy own hand; choose out the path for me.
I dare not choose my lot, I would not if I might,
choose thou for me, my God, so shall I walk aright.
Not mine, not mine the choice in things both great and small,
be thou my guide, my strength, my wisdom and my all.
I finish with the prayer of David, for each one of us:
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground”. (Psalm 143: 10)
And, may I say, “I thank my God every time I remember you”.
Thank you for your love and support.