Jesus Still Asks, “What Do You Want?”

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” Mark 10:51

Lord Jesus, you’re not a “genie-in-a-lamp” granting us 3 wishes; you’re our Savior in this moment—giving us more than we deserve, working in all things for our good, knowing our needs before we ask.

What do we want you to do for us, Jesus? Like this blind man, we too want to see—starting with yourself. We want to see you more clearly, and much more of you. Capture our heart’s gaze, so we’ll see everything else from your perspective.

We want to see history as the storyboard for the coming of your Kingdom, not as a drama-quest for a bigger comfort-zone, and for people who “get” and adore us.

We want to see our pains, heartaches, and challenges—not merely as something to get over, but as providences to grow through.

We want to see time as a gift to be stewarded, not a luxury to be squandered, and money as the currency of grace, not as the basis of our security.

We want to see ourselves as belonging to you, hidden in you, delighted in by you, and being kept for you. Jesus, more and more, don’t let us think of ourselves without immediately thinking of ourselves as your beloved.

Jesus, we want to see others—all others, as you see them. That will require much grace and your Spirit’s power. So very Amen we pray, in your tender and triumphant name.