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Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus went on his way, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you." And their eyes were opened. 

Matthew 9:27-31
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    • These anonymous blind men teach all of us how to pray. ‘Have mercy on us’ is the simplest of prayers. When we pray for the world, we often can do no more than to repeat ‘Lord, have mercy on us all!’ And that is enough.
    • I hope I have the faith to call out to Jesus whom I cannot see, and to follow him into a darkened house. I hope I can answer ‘Yes, Lord,’ to the question ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ and to mean it.
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    • Before healing the blind men, Jesus asks “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Faith is necessary if Jesus is to perform the miracle. Do I truly believe that Jesus can heal me?
    • The blind men in the reading desperately wanted to be healed. I may be physically sighted but spiritually blind. Do I want Jesus to heal me? Or do I hold back because I don’t want to give up a behaviour, an attitude, an addiction that is keeping me in familiar and comfortable darkness?
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    • I am a cry for help; I am a longing and a yearning. I need God in every possible way, so I make the shout of the blind men my mantra.
    • I stumble after the blind men into Jesus’ house and let him touch my closed eyes. How does that feel? And how does it feel to open my eyes slowly and gaze for the first time on the face of Jesus?
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    • The blind men remind me of the need to be persistent in my prayer. Is what I ask God for now in my mind during the day? Do I look with expectation and hope to see how God is answering me? If I don't, what might my lack of perseverance say?
    • I give thanks to God for those times when my eyes have been opened and ask God to lead me to appreciate truth.
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    • The blind men remind me of the need to be persistent in my prayer. Is what I ask God for now in my mind during the day? Do I look with expectation and hope to see how God is answering me? If I don't, what might my lack of perseverance say?
    • I give thanks to God for those times when my eyes have been opened and ask God to lead me to appreciate truth.