A reader, Lynda writes:
A great Christian friend advised me that it is never okay to say, "If it be your will, Lord," when praying. Do you have any insight on that comment with Bible verses to back it up?
I've heard this "doctrine
" preached, that God will only hear and answer our prayers if we pray with confidence and complete faith, according to his will. My answer
to Lynda explains where this teaching comes from, based on verses in Scripture. But my reply also reveals how Jesus said a similar prayer in Matthew 26:39, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will
to be done, not mine."
So how should we pray? You can leave us your thoughts by selecting the comments link below.
Read my full answer to Lynda here: