A Prayer for Acceptance of God's Sovereignty

Sovereignty, by definition, is supreme authority. God has supreme authority over every area of your life. He has the power to act in accordance with His divine plan, regardless of our will.

Moses experienced this more than almost any other character in the Bible. In the Book of Deuteronomy, the Third Chapter, Moses is experiencing the blessing of God’s sovereignty as he completely defeats and destroys King Og of Bashan and King Sihon of Heshbon. The land Moses has taken in plunder from these two kings is divided among the Israelites who are to live on the East side of the Jordan River. God has now given His command for the Israelites to cross the Jordan River and take possession of the Promised Land.

Moses pleads with God to allow him entrance to the Promised Land in Deuteronomy 3:24-25, “O Sovereign LORD, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do? Please let me cross the Jordan to see the wonderful land on the other side, the beautiful hill country and the Lebanon mountains.”

Yet, God, in His sovereignty, denies this request from Moses. God allows Moses to go and look at all the land He is giving to the Israelites, but Moses is not allowed to enter. We may never truly understand all the reasons why God denies this request until we make Heaven our home, but we can know with certainty that God always has our best interest at the center of His plan and purpose.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We praise you for your loving kindness, and we know You are sovereign in all things. Help us to understand and accept your divine plan and will for our lives and how this difficult time fits into Your perfect plan.

We thank you for the promise You give in Jeremiah 29:11, that You know the plans You have for us, that they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope.

Lord, enable us to become who You want us to be, no matter what the cost. May we be willing to be poured out in order that You may fill us with more of You.

Help us to graciously receive your sovereign plan and will for our lives, Lord, and show us how we may act in accordance with that plan.

Forgive us where we have failed You, and keep us close, always abiding in Your favor.

We ask all these things in Your precious, holy name,

AMEN.

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