7.4 Your Will be Done

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

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Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

And as an evidence that your kingdom comes, and in order to the sanctifying of your name, Father in heaven, let your holy will be done. We know, O LORD, that whatever you please, that you do in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps; Psalm 135:6(ESV) your counsel shall stand, and you will accomplish all your purpose: Isaiah 46:10(ESV) Even so let it be, Holy Father, not our will, but yours, be done. Luke 22:42(ESV) As you have planned, so let it be, and as you have purposed, so let it stand. Isaiah 14:24(ESV) Do all according to the counsel of your will. Ephesians 1:11(ESV) Make even those to serve your purposes who have not known you, and who do not so intend, nor do their hearts so think. Isaiah 10:7(ESV)

Father, let your will be done concerning us and ours: 1 Samuel 3:12(ESV) Behold, here we are; it is the LORD, let him do to us what seems good to him; 1 Samuel 3:18(ESV) let the will of the Lord be done. Acts 21:14(ESV) O give us to submit to your will in conformity to the example of the Lord Jesus who said, “Not as I will, but as you will”; Matthew 26:39(ESV) and to say, “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1:21(ESV) Shall we receive good from the Lord, and shall we not receive evil also?” Job 2:10(ESV)

Father, let the Scriptures be fulfilled; the Scriptures of the prophets, Matthew 26:56(ESV) which cannot be broken. John 10:35(ESV) Though heaven and earth pass away, let not an iota, not a dot, of your word pass away. Matthew 5:18(ESV) Do what is written in the book of truth, Daniel 10:21(ESV) and let it appear that forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Psalm 119:89(ESV)

Lord, give grace to each of us to know and do the will of our Father in heaven. Matthew 12:50(ESV) This is the will of God, our sanctification. 1 Thessalonians 4:3(ESV) Now may the God of peace sanctify us completely. 1 Thessalonians 5:23(ESV) O let us be filled with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, Colossians 1:9(ESV) and equip us with everything good that we may do your will. Hebrews 13:21(ESV) O let the time that is past suffice for doing what the flesh wants to do, 1 Peter 4:3(ESV) and to have walked according to the course of this world. Ephesians 2:2(ESV) And from henceforth, grant that it may always be our food and drink to do the will of our Father and to accomplish his work; John 4:34(ESV) not to do our own will but his who sent us, John 6:38(ESV) that we may be of those who will enter the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 7:21(ESV) and not those who will receive a severe beating. Luke 12:47(ESV)

Lord, give grace to others also to know and do your will; to discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect; Romans 12:2(ESV) not to be foolish, but to understand what the will of the Lord is; Ephesians 5:17(ESV) and then give them to stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God: Colossians 4:12(ESV) And let us all serve our generations according to that will. Acts 13:36(ESV)

And when we have done the will of God, let us receive what is promised; Hebrews 10:36(ESV) and let that part of the will of God be done. Lord, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servants be established forever, and do as you have spoken. 1 Chronicles 17:23(ESV)

We rejoice that your will is done in heaven; that the holy angels do your word and always obey the voice of your word; Psalm 103:20(ESV) that they always see the face of our Father. Matthew 18:10(ESV) And we lament that your will is so little done on earth, so many of the children of men being captured by Satan to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:26(ESV) O that this earth may be made more like heaven! And saints more like the holy angels! And that we who hope to be shortly like angels in heaven, Matthew 22:30(ESV) may now, like them, never cease from praising him; Revelation 4:8(ESV) may now, like them, resist and withstand Satan; Daniel 10:13(ESV) may be as a flaming fire, Psalm 104:4(ESV) in swift flight, Daniel 9:21(ESV) and may go straight forward, wherever the Spirit goes; Ezekiel 1:12(ESV) may serve for the good of others, Hebrews 1:14(ESV) and thus may come into communion with the innumerable angels in festal gathering. Hebrews 12:22(ESV)