When We Show Humility and Faith, You Act, O Lord
I will offer a word or gesture of encouragement to somebody
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Lord Jesus, I want
to begin this prayer with the same attitude that these two blind men demonstrated. I approach you
with humility and full knowledge of my sins. I do not try to hide them—you already know them through
and through. Instead, I repent of them and offer you a contrite heart that longs for your healing
touch of mercy.
Lord Jesus, help me to see as you
1. Son of David, Have Pity on Us!
Lord Jesus, these blind men sought you
with attitudes of humility and contrition. They approached you fully aware of their limitations and
weaknesses. In fact, it was because of these limitations that they drew near to you. Perhaps if they
had been healthy they might never have moved toward you. They didn't feel any self-pity or approach
you complaining about their situation. They didn't ask, "Why did you allow me to be born blind? It's
not fair that I cannot see. Why did this have to happen to me?" They asked none of these questions
in the face of suffering—the type of questions I am so prone to ask. Lord, please help me to be
profoundly aware of my weaknesses and to draw near to you in the midst of trials. Those men who had
once been blind were able to soar high with their wings of faith. What gifts of grace does Our Lord
wish to grant me through my current ills and woes?
2. Do You Believe That I Can Do
Lord Jesus, all things were created through you. I truly believe that you can heal; I
truly believe that you can cure; I truly believe that you have total power over all created
realities. Please increase my faith in you and in your power over all the events and activities of
my life. I believe that you permit all that happens to me for a reason. If it is something that is
difficult, you permit it so that you can bring good from it. Please strengthen me so that I can
collaborate with you in bringing good out of evil.
3. They Went Out and Spread Word of Him
throughout the Land:
When we approach you with humility and faith, you act in our lives in
truly remarkable ways. Your actions in our lives cause us to love you more and to experience within
ourselves a profound gratitude. Despite your stern warning, the blind men couldn't keep silent about
your curing them. How else can we show our gratitude than by telling those around us about the great
things you have done for us? Your actions in our lives inspire us to spread your word. How can we
put that light under a bushel basket? How can a city set on a hill be hidden? How can we not tell
those around us of all the great things you have done for us?
Lord, your ways are not our ways. You see good where we
may only see
evil. I need a vision of faith so I can interpret
actions and events with an attitude of
confidence and gratitude.
You are in charge. I trust in you and want to
many others to confide in you as well.
will offer a word or gesture of encouragement to somebody in need.
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