When we pray the Lord’s prayer, part of the benefit is to contemplate a world of people who do the Lord’s will. It is not so now. “All we like sheep have gone astray, each has turned to HIS OWN WAY”. The world does not live in harmony with God’s purposes. Does the church? Perhaps, as we pray these words, we should honestly account for the amount of “self-will” that directs our own decisions. To follow Christ is to learn a life of cooperation with the will of God. Even when it is hard. Especially when it is hard! Facing the cross, feeling the dread, Jesus prayed his own version of His prayer. “Not my will but thine be done”. Today as you pray, will you hold before an eternal God the stubbornness of your heart? Will you yield and let Him soften your heart into complete and glad surrender to His will?