Aligning with God’s Will in Prayer
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 01/20/22
It is our calling to reach others for Christ. We must intercede on behalf of all who are lost so that they in turn can answer Jesus’ call. After His resurrection in each of the four Gospels, and in the book of Acts, Jesus said, “As the Father sent me, I send you.” He commissioned us, “Go and tell. Be my witnesses. Go and make disciples. Train them. Go and stand in the gap.”
Jesus’ people need to humble themselves and pray, aligning their will with the will of God. We must ask, “God, what is Your will so I can pray Your will and have my will aligned with Yours?” That’s the right way to pray. We will only see the fruit of answering His call when our will is aligned with His. The Bible gives us countless examples of how aligning our will with His in prayer yields great intercessory results.
When Moses aligned his will with God’s will, God brought water out of the rock. When Joshua aligned his will with the will of God, the sun stood still in its orbit. When David aligned his will with the will of God, Goliath fell. When Elijah aligned his will with the will of God, fire came from heaven on Mount Carmel and licked up everything, including the water. And when Daniel aligned his will with the will of God, the lions’ mouths were zipped.
That’s what happens when we align our wills with the will of God and intercede.
Prayer: God, help me to align myself with Your will so that I can faithfully intercede for others. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).