Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thy Will Be Done

"There are only two kinds of people in the end; those who say to God 'Thy will be done' and those to whom God says 'Thy will be done.'" C.S. Lewis

Heavenly Father,

you've laid a choice before me; a most difficult choice.
I can have anything I want, or, I can have what You want.
My cravings are strong.
My desire is deep.
But the things I want aren't real.

Only You are real
.

Yet, I can't let go of the fantasy, the dreams.
The tempter laughs when he sees
how difficult this is for me.
It has become the thorn in my side
to remind me that I must depend on You alone.
But, I can't accept Your reality without Your help.

Help me, God.


Unloose me from the chains of sin
that hold my soul at a distance from You.
Help me to choose You and Your will for me.
Teach me to let go of everything
that holds me back from Your eternal Love and Joy.
Help me to live so that all of my thoughts and actions
are a testament to my choice:

"Thy will be done."


Amen.

3 comments:

  1. A difficult prayer to pray and mean, but one you expressed hear beautifully. I love C.S. Lewis' quote.
    Thanks and God bless,Anne!

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  2. Very nice. I've often been told that one of the hardest things we face is being able to understand the difference between what God wants for us, and what we want for ourselves because we tend to spin our wants into what we thing He wants.

    God Bless.

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  3. What a beautiful prayer. Thank-you for the reminder that is His will, not mine that is important.

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