“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us! Lord, we want to see!”
– Matthew 20:31,33
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” This is what two blind men, repeatedly and insistently, shouted in Jesus’ direction, in spite of a crowd trying to shut them up. Jesus heard them, asked what they wanted from Him, and they replied, “Lord, we want to see!” And Jesus felt sorry for them, touched their eyes and they could see!
These blind men give us a lesson in the kind of boldness and persistence with which we should implore God to listen to us; to hear our prayer; to explain to us those circumstances in our lives which we cannot understand. The crowd, on the other hand, is like the world, which seems intent on stopping us from reaching out to God, and scoffs at our faith in Him.
But the Spirit encourages us and, like St. Paul, says to us, “Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7)
Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!
Lord, I want to see!
Lord, You know my prayer, my needs,
my pains, my sufferings, my spiritual blindness
– help me see, help me understand,
help me accept that Your will be done;
help me to accept to always seek to do Your will.
Lord, strengthen my faith and hope in You,
so that, whatever You grant, I will gratefully accept,
reassured by the one thing that truly matters – Your love for me.