Friday, June 15, 2012

A Difficult Prayer

Do you pray as one who truly trusts in God’s eternal decrees? The Westminster Shorter Catechism says,

“The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass.”

Do we really mean it when we say, “Thy will be done?”

If it be consistent with thy eternal counsels,

the purpose of thy grace,

and the great ends of thy glory,

then bestow upon me the blessings of thy comforts;

If not, let me resign myself to

thy wiser determinations.

"The All Good," Valley of Vision
Ed. by Arthur Bennett


jean@pilgrimscottage said...

This is the prayer of God's people. Let Thy will be done. Amen. In my own failings and weaknesses, how often it has been hard to rest in the wisdom of God and not my own. How thankful I am that, in spite of that, His will is done and it is perfectly done to His glory and our well being. All glory be to our Lord and Saviour.

Persis said...

This isn't an easy prayer, but one that glorifies God because it shows belief and trust in One who is wiser than we are.

LD Masterson said...

Sometimes this is the hardest prayer of all.

Kansas Bob said...

Faith: What is needed to pray Thy will be done.

Trust: What is needed after you pray Thy will be done.

Heather Murphy said...

I'm stopping by for the A-Z Road Trip to say hi. Very nice blog and I really like this quote

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I've done so much praying this past week, I hope God has heard me. all I want is my family returned to the fold, but accept if that is not possible then so be it,