"Thy Will Be Done"
I'll stress that this is a very superficial thing. It's not something to nit-pick over.
But, I don't mind it. It's a good reminder, especially if you're offering a prayer in public. And maybe it does have some doctrinal purpose; Jesus used quite similar wording just before the trials of Gethsemane were initiated. Luke 22:42:
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
And maybe it really makes a difference. Maybe if Joseph employed such a phrase when seeking permission to transfer manuscripts to Martin Harris's possession, those 117 pages wouldn't have been lost. But maybe they would have, and we don't know that he didn't say that. Although I'm more inclined to think he didn't, since the way the scriptures read kind of make it sound like Joseph was trying to convince God that it was okay, just like something might try to get a kid to do dope.
Maybe Heavenly Father takes more of what we say into account than some people expect. Sometimes I think we make the gesture of praying and expect that Heavenly Father will just unpack and decompile all of our emotions and intents. And of course he does do that to a part, but what part? Can it become an invasion of privacy? Maybe it's one of those respecting our agency and space things.
I don't know. But I have a lot of maybes in here, so I need comments now where you help me sort this out.
This got a lot more complicated than I thought it would.