Prayer for December 15: Please pray with me. In your words, you teach us to pray that your kingdom will come and that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. This seems like an easy prayer Lord, yet it is not. Let your kingdom come and your will be done – that means it is not our kingdom or our will. How difficult a prayer is this? What are you asking us to actually pray? Help us to see that we are not in control – you are. Help us to hear the words that tell us that we pray to align ourselves with your will, not our own. We have big plans Lord, or so we think. Yet, your will is so much bigger and better. Help us to be humble enough to set our will aside when we pray and recognize that we are instruments of your peace, hope, joy, mercy, and love. Amen.