(II Timothy 1:7) For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and sound judgment
The primary purpose of prayer is to get our wills unbiased and to align our will with God’s will for our life. The purpose is not to give us an unending sense of comfort. Thus, we pray to God about His will in some area, knowing (usually) that we are already leaning in a certain direction. We implore Him first to help our wills to move back to the center — that is, willing to do whatever is His will. Once we arrive there (and it may take some time), He shows us through our minds why one alternative is better than another and therefore is His will for us.
Prayer is crucial in determining God’s will. Prayer certainly is vital in determining His will for our lives. Jesus prayed to determine His Father will. He said, Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass over me, but not as I will, but your will. It was in the place of prayer that the Will of God prevailed. Prayer is a spiritual communication between man and God. For success to be achieved, prayer is crucial. As a believer, prayer is the progenitor of success.
Jesus prayed all night just to choose His disciples (see Luke 6:12-16). The choosing from the crowd which followed Him, a special group of disciples which we now know as the Apostles is what Jesus took time to pray. He was praying to determine God’s will in His life. We must pray is we are to determine God’s will for our life. Prayer is not an option for a believer; prayer is our life. When Jesus was putting on flesh, He prayed. It is important that we pray.
Child of God, our searching out of God’s will can be the same. We pray so that our wills (not our emotions) can be yielded to that of Divinity. I pray for you, may your desire for “unprejudiced wills” and “sound judgment” increase in Jesus name, Amen.
Meditation: Prayer is not an option for a believer; prayer is our life.
RM: The Power of Prayer
Prayer: My Father, my Father, I submit my life, plans and purpose to you. Let your perfect will be done in Jesus name, Amen.