Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

That’s MY Guy.

“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” Mark 10:51b

Blind Bartimaeus said something that is recorded only one other place in Scripture: he called Him, “MY Rabbi.” Mary said this in the garden as well (John 20), but she already had an established relationship with Him. Bartimaeus didn’t have the luxury of being one of Jesus’ intimate friends and followers. He was a blind beggar. Yet he considered Jesus his own. He felt like he belonged to Jesus. Jesus was His. An outcast but not an outsider, he was going for Jesus. Jesus was HIS guy!

Is He yours today? Is He the Lord or is He your Lord? He can be yours. He wants to be yours. Make Him so, Gentle Blog-Reader. Make Him so. The sweetest Friend and Teacher and Counselor you could ever want.

My Lord,

I belong to You and You belong to me. You have invited me into intimate fellowship with You. I want to accept that invitation and follow You closely. My Savior, you have made this possible for me. Thank you.


Previous Posts

A Prayer for a Life Closely Connected to the Holy Spirit
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried ...

posted 12:01:45pm Dec. 01, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer For Self-Awareness
People don’t realize that I am watching them. Their sinful deeds are all around them, and I see them all. (Hosea 7:2) You say, "I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!" And you don’t realize that you are wretched and ...

posted 11:49:01am Nov. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Lifting Hands in Prayer
"Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the Lord." Psalm 134:2 When my dad was fighting in the South Pacific during WWII, my mom would quite uncharacteristically lift her hands to Heaven, pleading for God's protection over her beloved ...

posted 10:29:12am Nov. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to be a Peacemaker
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit ...

posted 12:48:31pm Nov. 23, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for a Life of Integrity
Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely ...

posted 9:43:50am Nov. 19, 2015 | read full post »


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