“Father, is there any other way?” Jesus knew that his mission involved laying down his life. His humanity did not want to give up control over his destiny. Who in his/her right mind would want to endure suffering? Jesus knew what was coming, and he did not want to go through it. Father, is there any other way?
Regardless of the anticipated suffering, Jesus was willing to lay down his will for the Father’s will. God’s way is better. How much do we believe (and practice) that? God’s way is better for you as an individual, and for your church community.
Prayer Thought: Ask God what in your life needs the Prayer of Surrender, and then consider praying it in faith. Consider sharing this prayer with another disciple who you trust and would be supportive of your prayer.