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Stewarding God’s Blessings—Part 1

Stewarding God’s Blessings—Part 1

The Kneeling Lord

“And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
Luke 22:41–44
In Bible times it was customary to stand while praying. Yet when Jesus was facing His moment of greatest crisis, He was found kneeling as He prayed. His posture matched His praying, for He was not seeking His own will and preference, but rather the Father’s will. Prayer is not about us dictating to God what we want Him to do; it is about asking for His will to be done in our lives. It is not wrong for us to ask for what we want—the Bible tells us, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find