And we pray. Do we truly? What IS prayer?

Relent, Lord! How long will it be?

Have compassion on your servants.
Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing Love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as You have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May Your deeds be shown to Your servants,
Your splendor to their children.

Relent, meaning?

We pray/speak to God at times without truly knowing exactly what and/or why we say what we do. Is prayer rote with you? X-Y-Z done!

What do we do? How do we do it?

Habits are a powerful incentive!


  1. Abandon or mitigate a harsh intention or cruel treatment.

    “she was going to refuse his request, but relented”

    (especially of bad weather) become less severe or intense.

    • “by evening the rain relented”
Again, we repeat the prayer (to make clear our share)

Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing Love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as You have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May Your deeds be shown to Your servants, Amen
Your splendor to our children.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands —
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

The point?

We pray The Lord’s prayer, do we not? Rote, no? Have you ever thought of a prayer we most likely have all been cognizant of…

Father; “Thy Will be done” HERE on Earth as IT is in Heaven!

Wow, DEEP!

As it is in Heaven. In God’s presence! In His domain!

We are praying: “As You will LORD God, our ALL (desires, thoughts and actions) be according to Your will, Amen

Are we aware of what we say?

“HERE on Earth as it is in Heaven!”

The depth of this may not have been meditated on by many….

You will keep him in perfect peace,

whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Joshua 1:8

God’s Will, here on Earth?! As IT is in Heaven?

Do we know what we “state/pray”?

God’s Will for our lives has reason and purpose. It is through scripture, we can find meaning and principles discerning God’s Will. Get studying.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that GREAT Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant; make you perfect in every good work to do His Will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory for always, Amen.” Hebrews 13:20,21

We can learn of The Will of God:

Most significant is the fact that there is
one who forsook God’s will.
Satan was created as one of the host of angelic beings . . . an anointed cherub, i.e., the captain of the cherubic hosts. Sometime prior to the creation of the natural order, Satan became vain about his beauty and position, and his heart became rebellious against God.

When Was Satan Cast Out of Heaven?

We will in no way dwell on this! It was shared to show the power/prosperity/plenty in doing The Will of God, Amen

one is being used here in Romans 12:2. In fact, knowing the difference between these two meanings of “the will of God” is crucial to understanding one of the biggest and most perplexing things in all the Bible, namely, that God is sovereign over all things and yet disapproves of many things. Which means that God disapproves of some of what he ordains to happen. That is, he forbids some of the things he brings about. And he commands some of the things he hinders. Or to put it most paradoxically: God wills some events in one sense that he does not will in another sense.

1. God’s Will of Decree, or Sovereign Will

Let’s see the passages of Scripture that make us think this way. First consider passages that describe “the will of God” as his sovereign control of all that comes to pass. One of the clearest is the way Jesus spoke of the will of God in Gethsemane when he was praying. He said, in Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” What does the will of God refer to in this verse? It refers to the sovereign plan of God that will happen in the coming hours. You recall how Acts 4:27–28 says this: “Truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.” So the “will of God” was that Jesus die. This was his plan, his decree. There was no changing it, and Jesus bowed and said, “Here’s my request, but you do what is best to do.” That’s the sovereign will of God.

And don’t miss the very crucial point here that it includes the sins of man. Herod, Pilate, the soldiers, the Jewish leaders — they all sinned in fulfilling God’s will that his Son be crucified (Isaiah 53:10). So be very clear on this: God wills to come to pass some things that he hates.

Here’s an example from 1 Peter. In 1 Peter 3:17, Peter writes, “It is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” In other words, it may be God’s will that Christians suffer for doing good. He has in mind persecution. But persecution of Christians who do not deserve it is sin. So again, God sometimes wills that events come about that include sin. “It is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will.”

Paul gives a sweeping summary statement of this truth in Ephesians 1:11, “In him [Christ] we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.” The will of God is God’s sovereign governance of all that comes to pass. And there are many other passages in the Bible that teach that God’s providence over the universe extends to the smallest details of nature and human decisions. Not one sparrow falls to the ground apart from our Father in heaven (Matthew 10:29). “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:33). “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:1). “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will” (Proverbs 21:1).

That’s the first meaning of the will of God: It is God’s sovereign control of all things. We will call this his “sovereign will” or his “will of decree.” It cannot be broken. It always comes to pass. “He does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?’” (Daniel 4:35).


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