As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed
him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on
us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached
him and Jesus said to them,
believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they
said to him. Then he touched their eyes and
said, “Let it be done for you according to your
faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them
sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But
they went out and spread word of him through all
Introductory Prayer: 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.
Petition: 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 This? 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.
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?
Conversation with Christ: 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 convince many others to confide
in you as well.
Resolution: I will
offer a word or gesture of encouragement to somebody