June 21, 2020
“The Hardest Prayer to Pray”
Dr. Samuel Thomas
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
1. To pray “your will be done” means you are relinquishing the rights of your will to another.
2. To pray “your will be done” means you do not doubt that God intends the best for you.
3. To pray “your will be done” means that it involves suffering and pain.
4. To pray “your will be done” goes against everything this world stands for.
“Our Father who is in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.’
For Yours is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
- I choose to put my trust in Jesus and make Him King of my life.
- I submit to Christ’s authority and surrender to His will for my life.
- I commit to follow God’s will even when it contradicts the norm of culture.
- How do you typically respond when the will of God contradicts what culture says is appropriate? Discuss examples where we experience this tension each day.
- Read Hebrews 13:20-21 and discuss how has God equipped you to do His will?
- Read Luke 22:42 and discuss how Jesus submitted to God’s will even when it meant He would face suffering. What can we learn from His example?
- Share a story with the family of a time when you received an unexpected blessing during a time of need. How did that act remind you of God’s awareness of your basic needs?
- Read Matthew 6:11. What is this verse teaching you about being dependent on God and would you say that God has been faithful to give you daily bread?
- Read Matthew 7:7 and discuss how you handle the tension between being content with what you have and asking for more of something. Can you enjoy nice things and still find contentment in God?