The writer to the Hebrews prayed the most wonderful prayer – that God would prepare and equip all believers in Christ with every good thing that is pleasing to God. He prays for a life that carries out every good work that God has prepared for us to do in the power of His Spirit, a life that lives and functions in the grace and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ, a new-life in Christ that can say “it is not I that live but the mighty power of Christ Jesus Who is living in and through me.”
The writer of Hebrews was inspired by the Holy Spirit to pray that God would prepare and equip all believers to say: “Thy will not mine be done in me,” and to live a life that glorifies God forever and forever, through time and into eternity! Amen!
Not only does this prayer ask that God carry out every good work that is pleasing THROUGH us, but also that He would carry out His good pleasure WITHIN us. This is a prayer for both individual and corporate members of Christ’s Body to be made one with Him, to be made perfect and entire, and without spot and wrinkle. It is a prayer that asks God to do a good work, deep within our core-being, as well as Him working through our outward actions and mental attitudes so that we are pleasing to the Father, in all that we are and all that we do.
Let us take this wonderful prayer that was inspired by the Holy Spirit to heart. Let us plead these timeless words that were prayed by the writer of the Hebrews – over ourselves and all believers in Christ. Let us pray that the Body of Christ, both individually and corporately, may indeed be equipped with everything that is needed to do God’s will, so that we become a people that are pleasing to the Lord in all the things that we DO and in everything that we ARE.
Heavenly Father, what an honour it is to be Christ’s ambassador on earth. I pray that You will equip me with all I need to do Your will and to be pleasing in Your sight. I pray that You would finish the good work that you have started in me, to Your praise and glory, forever and ever. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.