“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” — Isaiah 55:8

Do you ever get carried away praying your plans for a situation? Do you include detailed suggestions as to the perfect answer for a troubling situation?

Recently, I was reminded of the passage in the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:10). I am to pray God’s will on earth as it is in heaven. I had it backwards! I was trying to pray my will from earth into heaven.

I have had to learn this over and over as I pray for others. We do not have the thoughts of God nor do not have His timetable. He is working in ways we cannot discern but, once we pray to the best of our understanding and leading, we must trust Him to work the situation out in His time and in His way.

© Peggy Park

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