Today’s Key Scripture
“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
— Matthew 6:10
There is a secret will—known only to God—and a revealed will for each of us. Scripture declares, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).
The secret, unseen will of God is already set in motion. Our prayer cannot change His secret will: “He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’” (Daniel 4:35).
We can find what the Lord’s revealed will is through diligent Bible study. For example, God is not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9), nor is it His will that sin should dominate our life (Romans 6:14).
It is His will to redeem us from destruction, to surround us with “lovingkindness and tender mercies” (Psalm 103:4), and to satisfy our mouth with good things so our “youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:5).
And all these blessings will be yours as you pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
A Prayer for Today
Father, as I pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” I truly seek to know what You desire in me and for me. I pray that Your will is accomplished as Your righteousness is increased in me and as I aspire to see Your will done throughout the world. I submit my ways to Your ways and my plans to Your plans. Help my will to be conformed to yours as I walk in the power of the Holy Spirit every day. Help me remember that Your path is always best and that Your way is to do immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine. I pray this in the name above all names, Jesus, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.