“What You Want”
We praise you, O God, for the full humanity of Jesus your Son that we see both in his plea to be allowed to avoid his suffering if he might and in his commitment to embrace his suffering if he must.
Cause his life to be so present in ours that we exhibit the same kind of full humanity; may we be honest about our fears concerning the sacrificial life to which you call us even while we are firm in our dedication to live it out no matter what the cost.
“Not what we want but what you want”—this is our prayer, God help us.
“And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.’” (Matthew 26:39)