Your Will Be Done!
What are you asking for when you pray the third petition of the Lord's Prayer, "your will be done?" We often think of others or even of nations submitting to Christ's rule. We want them to do God's will! Yes, we are looking ahead expectantly to the day when every knee bows before Christ and evil is forever cast out of this world. But what about you? To petition God Almighty for his will to be done is hypocrisy if not lifted from a heart that itself desires to submit to God's commandments. To pray "your will be done" means following your Savior and being conformed to him who said, "not as I will, but as you will" (Mat 26:39).