1. The will of God in his commands; whatever God hath required us to do, we may pray for power that we may do.

2. The will of God in his promises; what God hath said he will give, we may pray that we may receive.

3. The will of God in prophecies; what God hath foretold shall come to pass, we may and ought to pray that it may come to pass.

4. God’s will is to be done on earth:

Matthew 6:10

"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."

Albert Barnes Bible Commentary says, Thy will be done. The will of God is, that men should obey his law, and be holy. The word will, here, has reference to his law, and to what would be acceptable to him; that is, righteousness. To pray, then, that his will may be done on earth as in heaven, is to pray that his law, his revealed will, may be obeyed and loved. His law is perfectly obeyed in heaven, and his true children most ardently desire and pray that it may also be done on the earth.

 

  1. It’s God’s will that people are called into fulltime ministry
  2. 1Corinthians 1:1,

    "Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,"

    II Corinthians 1:1,

    "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:"

    Ephesians 1:1,

    "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:"

    Colossians 1:1,

    "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,"

    II Timothy 1:1,

    "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,"

  3. It’s God's will that we support and pray for those in Ministry:
  4. a. II Corinthians 8:1-5, (support & prayer)

    "Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God."

    b. Colossians 4:12, (praying fervently)

    "Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

    it is the desire and prayer, the care and endeavour of every faithful minister of Christ, that his people may stand fast in their obedience, in universal obedience, in perfect and complete obedience to the will, the whole will of God, in all things;"

  5. It’s God’s will that we obey those that have the rule over us and to be a testimony by our service/work ethic.
  6. a. Ephesians 6:5-7,

    "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:"

    b. 1Peter 2:13-15,

    "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:"

  7. It’s God’s will that we live a holy and separated life in this world, and that we treat our Christian brothers properly.

a.1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 & 4:1-6,

"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Furthermore (because of that) then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence (gross forms of lustful gratification), even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud(cheat or take advantage of) his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified."

b. 1 Peter 4:2,

"That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God."

c. 1 John 2:17,

"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."

d. Romans 12:1-2,

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

e. Ephesians 1:3-6,

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."