Calvin on “Thy Will Be Done”

“The third petition is: that God’s will may be done on earth as in heaven… [I]n asking this we renounce the desires of our flesh; for whoever does not resign and submit his feelings to God opposes as much as he can God’s will, since only what is corrupt comes forth from us… In consequence, our wish is that he may render futile and of no account whatever feelings are incompatible with his will.”

— John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, vol. 2 (translated by F.L. Battles), pp. 906-7

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