Passport to Prayer – Lent 2016
Monday – Mar. 14, 2016
Mark 10:51-52: “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked Bartimaeus. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
This story, found in Mark 10:46-52, speaks of a blind man along the roadside. He asks Jesus to heal him. And Jesus does! While it seems obvious what Bartimaeus wanted, Jesus still asks him. What makes you feel like giving up on prayer? What inspires you to keep bringing your needs to Jesus even when prayers are unanswered? Bartimaeus teaches us to lay our greatest needs before God, even if they seem obvious. Share with the Lord the deepest needs of your heart.
O Lord, I long for faith like Bartimaeus. Help me see anytime I speak with you or listen for you, I’m praying. Help me clarify my priorities so that I keep you in front of my “stuff.” May my heart stay true to you, even when my prayers aren’t answered immediately. Amen.
I have put together a Passport of Prayer for Lent 2016. Would you like the complete Passport to Prayer guide? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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