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

Matthew 6:10b

Dear Jesus,

You gave us the perfect example of following Your Father’s will. You said that “I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:38-40). Lord, Your will is the sinner’s salvation. You made this salvation possible by Your sinless death on the cross. In Gethsemane, knowing what You would soon face, You asked Your Father to take the cup away from You, yet even in bitter anguish, You prayed, “Yet not as I will, but what you will” (Matthew 26:39). You followed Your Father’s will all the way to the cross. The devil knows that You “desire all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4), and as a result he tries his hardest to scheme against Your kingdom and impose his will in this world. Satan is, after all, the prince of this world, and we see signs of his evil purposes all around us. Please hinder his plans and work Your will, our salvation, instead. We know that “there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:7). Give us this perspective as well, Lord, that we may rejoice to see souls added to Your kingdom, fervently pray for those who do not know You, and earnestly seek to witness to our friends and family members who do not believe or who have left the Church. Bring all sinners to You, that we may all one day be together in heaven, worshiping You.

Please work Your will in the lives of the following people…

In Your name I pray. Amen.

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