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Jesus responds to our cries: part 2 (Jesus seeks out our sense of need)

Rev. Enoch Thompson | July 10, 2023 | Matthew 20:29-34


Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. Matthew 20:32a


The second part of the Lord's response to the faith outcrying of the two blind men was that He called them closer and asked them to know what they desired of Him.

In case the Lord missed to know by His omniscience what the need of these two men was, He could certainly perceive that they were blind people, and ordinarily would desire some alms, or extraordinarily would desire the miracle of sight.

God does not presume our needs, though He has all knowledge and knows very well before we bring our petitions what our needs are.

God requires us to pray and ask for His intervention. Such registration of our requests affirms our faith that "God is" (Hebrews 11:6). It saves us from the misleading whisper of self and Satan that the answer to our prayer was a coincidence and a happenstance. Further, these requests underline our weakness and our reliance on God; they mark us as poor in spirit who inherit the Kingdom of God.


Sometimes, our problem is that we need to get to know what we need. If the Lord should ask what you need from Him, now, do you know what your priority need is?


Oh Lord, how confused and uncertain I am at times concerning what to bring to you in prayer.

May you guide my mind, and may the Holy Spirit help me to set my priorities and pray rightly. In your dear Name. Amen.



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