These are the words of Jesus in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:39). This prayer condemns many of our prayers through which we want to force God to act. Some people consider themselves to have faith because they always wait for God to solve their problems. The children of God instead lift up their spirit to Him so that God's will may be, at last, their own will.
*Source: Christian Community Bible Catholic Pastoral Edition
Praying for God's will to be done is the greatest act of surrendering and also a beautiful expression of our love for Him. It's like telling God that we trust in His promises and that He is truly the Lord of our lives. I just would like to further point out that along with our "Your will be done" prayer, may we also not forget to add "in Your time." :)
|Most, if not all of the churches in Batanes (at least those we visited in Batan) have this. But only the church in Itbud has another inscription at the bottom of the stone tablet which says "In His Time."|
♥ 4th of The Lord's Prayer Series ♥