But the LORD is a fortress,
a place of safety
for his people Israel.
MARK 10:48-49 (ABP)
Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, was undetered and called out to Jesus even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped when he heard him and asked someone to bring the blind man to him.
Jesus is the one we cry to when we're desperate.
Envision yourself as a blind man calling out to the passing Jesus. What do you feel when you find out he wants to talk with you? What was it like to be healed by him? Disorienting? Disbelief? Elation?
Merciful Savior, others may be less than receptive to my situation but you hear my desperate cries. Thank you. Forgive me for the moments when I as a blind man lose hope before relizing that you're walking my way. Recharge my hope batteries so that I can continue to turn to you. I see you as my place of safety, even when I can't see. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen.