Father, it is in the name of Jesus, my savior, I come to you and thank you for being the God of love. Thank you for being love itself, and mercy and kindness and grace. Father I am coming to understand some of my burnout problem is my doing in expecting too much of others and imposing my will on the congregation. Much of the time I was not aware of pushing my will. I just thought I was a zealous leader. Lord, I now realize I need to put my will to death and let your will reign in the church and in my heart personally. When your will rules me, I am always satisfied with what you are doing in each person’s life. I don’t put pressure on others and I allow them to be a work in progress. Help me, Lord to crucify my will, ambitions, and selfish needs, and allow your will to flow in me like a life-giving river, flowing out to others. I repent of having my ambitions thrust upon the church and individuals, and I ask you to help me forgive myself for this subtle expression of self-will. Let your will be done in my life, the church, and on the earth as it is in heaven. I love you, Jesus!
Praying the Scriptures . . .
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. (Matt. 6:10 NIV)
He went away a second time and prayed, My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done. (Matt. 26:42 NIV)