your will be done

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

That’s a mighty prayer … and an answered one.  His will … is being … will be done.

Heschel writes, “Prayer teaches us what to aspire to, implants in us the ideals we ought to cherish.  Prayer is an invitation to God to intervene in our lives, to let God’s will prevail in our affairs; it is the opening of a window to God in our will, an effort to make God the Lord of our soul.  We submit our interests to God’s concern, and seek to be allied with what is ultimately right.”

God … “do” my life your way … your will be done in my world as it is in heaven … 

St. Therese of Lisieux writes, “Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude.”

God … “do” my life your way … your will be done in my world as it is in heaven … 

Thomas Merton … “Our vocation is not simply to be, but to work together with God in the creation of our own life, our own identity, our own destiny…. This means to say that we should not passively exist, but actively participate in God’s creative freedom, in our own lives, and in the lives of others, by choosing the truth.”

God … “do” my life your way … your will be done in my world as it is in heaven …

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