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Lent 2022: Not My Will by Dr. Dorothy Payne Bryan


Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

-Luke 22:42

April 13, 2022

Nevertheless, Not My Will But Thine Will Be Done

In the beginning, was the Word and the Word was with God but God so loved us that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word was Jesus. God sent Jesus, His only Begotten Son, into the world not to condemn us but that through the shedding of His blood we would be saved. (John 3:16-17)

Just as sacrifices were made in the Old Testament, it was the blood of Jesus that saved us. Jesus gave His life to cleanse us from all sin. 1John 1:7 In accordance with the Scriptures, he was buried and was raised on the third day.

In Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God but was born in the likeness of man. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Phil 2:5-8)

As a human Jesus cried out “Daddy, if thou be willing, remove this bitter cup from me; nevertheless, not my will but thine will be done.”


Father, may I always be thankful for the sacrifice of your Son Jesus and be eternally grateful that it is the blood that saved me. I pray that your will not mine will always be done in my life. Amen

Dorothy Payne Bryan, Ph.D

Circles of Twelve


Lent 2022

We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.



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