“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him (Bartimaeus). The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” Mark 10:51
Lord Jesus, we begin our workweek with needs just as obvious as Bartimaeus’ blindness. You knew he was blind, nevertheless, you asked about his desire. It’s the same with us.
You know us better than anyone does—you know our needs before we ask. And you also know that sometimes we want the wrong thing. Sometimes we’re more zealous to get even, than give grace. Sometimes we want mere relief, 100 times more than a changed heart. Sometimes, if you simply give us what we want, our condition will worsen.
So, it’s a good thing for us to own the depth of our need—to acknowledge our helplessness in view of personal weaknesses, challenging circumstances, and difficult people.
As we begin the last week of July 2021, hear our prayer, Jesus. You know what we really need. Rather than us telling you, please show and tell us. We don’t want a band aid, we want healing. Less pain would be great, but a changed heart much better. Less storms would be awesome; but having you in our “boat” in a storm would be better by far.
Heal our blindness towards yourself, Jesus. Show us more of your beauty, glory and grace. For the better we see you, the better we’ll see every other person, situation, and challenge. We trust you. We love you. So very Amen we pray, in your kind and powerful name.