Yesterday, my friend Adam from “darnellia” taught the church from Matthew 26:31-46. His teaching led to a great discussion with several excellent comments concerning this passage. Last night, Margaret and I talked about it again. What keeps standing out for me? “Your will be done.”
Jesus taught his followers to pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10). Jesus prayed, “Your will be done” (Matthew 26:39; Matthew 26:42). James taught people to pray, “If the Lord wills” (James 4:13-16).
But, what does it mean to pray, “Your will be done”? Is it just something to tack onto the end of our prayer to cover our bases? Or does it mean something more?