A Prayer to Exchange Your Will for God’s Will
Lunch bag trades are serious.
When you were a kid in grade school, you likely had at least one opportunity to trade an item from your lunch bag for an item in another kid’s lunch bag. But you didn’t do this without really considering what you were getting. For example, no kid is going to trade his cookie for someone else’s carrot sticks. But a bag of your favorite crackers for a bag of chips? Let’s trade!
In the spiritual realm, we have the same opportunity, but for some reason, Christians want to hold on to their own will, rather than trade it for God’s will. God is different than the kids in the lunchroom. He’s willing to give you amazing blessings, many of which you’ve never even dreamed of, in exchange for what you currently have—your own ideas about how to live life. That’s a pretty good trade!
Yet, the devil has convinced many people—even strong believers—that for some reason, they should hold on to their own reasoning or ideas, rather than relinquish them completely and allow God’s will to take center stage. They become deaf to correction God sends through other people, they can’t handle hearing that they need improving in any area, and they won’t budge from exactly how they think something is going to manifest.
If you’ve been living this way, you’re likely still without what you want most. But it doesn’t have to stay that way! You can trade what you have in your bag for what God has in His. To help get you started, here is a prayer to exchange your will for God’s will that you can pray in faith.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that You have plans for Me exceedingly, abundantly above what I can even imagine—plans for good that will give me a future and a hope. I praise You and thank You that this is Your will for me! God, I know You want to prosper and bless me in every way possible, and I desire to fully put my trust in You and relinquish my will for Yours.
Right now, I repent for holding onto aspects of my life that I want to see changed. I confess that I have been stubborn in holding onto my own thoughts and ideas or the way I think You should work. I purpose in my heart and before You to shed every part of my own will for Your will. I commit to being completely open to Your correction, either in my time with You, or through godly people You put in my life.
I commit to make changes in my heart and mind that will pave the way to victory in the area I’m seeking to find it. I will have faith and walk through every door You open. I will sow time or money where You instruct me, I will remove wrong thinking when You reveal it to me, and I will listen to You through prayer and Your Word.
I submit my will to Your will in Jesus’ Name, and I thank You that Your plans for me are beyond my imagination.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
When you pray this prayer to exchange your will for God’s will, you are getting the good end of the deal! Everything you desire, God desires for you to have, when it is in line with His will and His Word. Letting go of your own will is absolutely essential to receiving from Him. You’ll never regret it!
Watch Kenneth Copeland share how to merge your will with God’s will.