Prayer and Yielding

“And the king’s servants said to the king [David], ‘We are your servants, ready to do whatever my lord the king commands.’” 2 Samuel 15:15

Spirit-led prayer requires us to fully yield to God’s good, acceptable and perfect will.

“Begin at once; before you venture away from this quiet moment [of prayer], ask your King to take you wholly into His service, and place all the hours of the day quite simply at His disposal, and ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints. Never mind about tomorrow; one day at a time is enough. Try it today, and see if it is not a day of strange, almost curious peace so sweet that you will be only too thankful, when tomorrow comes, to ask Him to take it also, –– till it will become a blessed habit to hold yourself simply and “wholly at Your commandment for any manner of service“… “Ready“ implies something of preparation, –- not being taken by surprise. Let us ask Him to prepare us for all that He is preparing for us.”
– F. R. Havergal

This is consistent with the Lord’s model prayer:

“Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9,10

May we echo the eager commitment King David’s servants had as we pray in the name of the King of kings.

About jbwoodward

John serves as Director of Counseling and Training for Grace Fellowship International. His main article archive is GraceNotebook.com
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