I prayed the terrible prayer: â€œThy will be done.â€ Having so prayed, I prayed for strength. That seemed reasonable and right enough. As did praying for forgiveness and the grace to forgive.
~~Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow.
I ponder what Wendell Berry calls, â€œthe terrible prayer.” Faith is the serenity to trust beyond our experience. To pray for Godâ€™s will is to be willing to search His heart. That is the first step toward praying His will down to earth:
* Discern His heart and His will.
* Persevere in prayer for it.
* Act on that prayer.
* See it done.