Praying “Thy Will Be Done”

This yielding to the will of God, being a will so different from our own, is a great difficulty. We yield today, and tomorrow it seems as hard as ever. We gather together all the reasons there are for yielding, and at length we are able sincerely to pray “Thy will be done;” we are very peaceful and very glad, and do not doubt that this is a final decision; but an hour undeceives us, and shows us that the decision has to be made again, and in still more trying circumstances. If any petition needs to be daily repeated it is this.

Marcus Dods, The Prayer That Teaches to Pray