This section of the catechism is just too funny.  How many times have we honestly said in prayer; “God.. this is what I want.. but your plan is best… work your plan, not my plan.”   The answer, at least for me, is rarely.  I usually come to God with it all figured out, asking Him to bless a decision I’ve already made.  What would be different if I was seeking His will instead of mine?


Q124. What does the third request mean?

A. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven means, Help us and all men to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk. Your will alone is good.1 Help everyone carry out the work he is called to2 as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.3

1 Matt. 7:21; 16:24-26; Luke 22:42; Rom. 12:1, 2; Tit. 2:11, 12.

2 1 Cor. 7:17-24; Eph. 6:5-9.

3 Ps. 103:20, 21.