In his classic Confessions (Book X), Augustine prays
“Give what Thou commandest, and command what Thou willest.”
Among other things, this suggests to me that God never demands more than he enables. Paul says it this way in 1 Corinthians 10:13:
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
To paraphrase Augustine’s heart and Paul’s inspired promise to us we might pray, “Lord, whatever your will commands me to do, please, above all else, help me to fulfill it in order that I might not fall into sin.” What would the Body of Christ look like if it prayed this way? How might your life be different if you prayed this way? You (and all believers) are taught by Jesus to pray that God’s will be done on earth (which, incidentally, at least includes your life circumstances, Matt. 6:10), but do you really want to be the means by which God accomplishes His will? I suspect this is why Augustine arranged his prayer in this manner, putting the request first for us to be enabled to carry out God’s will. “Yes, Lord. Please do give what you command.” When is the last time you prayed this way?