“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
This is the most faith-filled prayer a person can pray . . . if you mean it. This isn't about piety, it is about truly trusting the Lord.
There are times when life is hard. We want the problems to go away. We know the Lord can heal, restore, and change circumstances. We ask boldly for God to do what we want Him to do. This is how Jesus prayed.
However, Jesus adds the words, "Yet, not my will, but yours be done." In these times of prayer, we must recognize that we don't see all the moving pieces. God may be doing something in us or through us that we cannot perceive. The prayer for God's will to be done is in essence saying, "Lord, I know that anything you are doing is far better than what I want. If your purposes are different than mine, I submit to Your will."
This is not an easy prayer to pray sincerely. It is giving up our right to direct our lives. It is surrendering to a wisdom greater than ours. It is a willingness to go where He leads . . . even if it is different from what we have chosen for ourselves. It is a prayer of faith.