Holy Week Hump Day Prayer

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told him that Jesus the Nazarene was going by. So he began shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” “Be quiet!” the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said, “All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.”  Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.

Father,

During this week in which many remember your final journey back and into Jerusalem to finally set things straight for the human heart and soul, people wanted a lot from you.

They wanted to see.

They wanted deliverance from occupation and the powers that be.

They wanted healing.

They wanted action.

They wanted something to happen, something good.

But what they needed, and what we need, You knew better than what we wanted.

Sometimes Lord we simply do not know what we want.

We think we want this

or that, but we really do not know.

But Lord we need to see.

Our sight is dim and we cannot see as we need to.

Give us our sight..

open the eyes of our heart…

Let us see and let us see well!

Amen.

 

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