for open eyes

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
Ephesians 1:18-19

I remember the first time I looked into those blue eyes over twenty-eight years ago… the bond was sealed.  That place in my Mom heart was so full of joy and thanksgiving.   And oh . . .through the years, those eyes and my eyes have exchanged many, many looks.

Today as I turned the page to read a new prayer for a prodigal, I really miss those eyes, that twinkle, that have reflected such a deep love for his Abba Father.  And I continue to pray . . . 

He needs to see things in a new way, Father.
He needs a new and lasting vision for his life, and only You can give him that.
Father, I pray that “the eyes” of his “heart may be enlightened, in order that “he may know hope” that comes from You alone.
Bring him to a new place in his life, Lord!  A place where he is “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  What a future awaits him when he {returns} to you!
I long to see You shining through his eyes {again}!
I long to hear your Word coming from his mouth {again}, and to see you moving through his heart and hands.
That is the reason he was born, to know You and love You.
I pray that he will “be made new in the attitude” of his mind, and that he will “put on the new self, created to be like You.”
Help him to understand that {he} is your “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,” which You “prepared in advance for us to do.”  You hold the future in Your hands, and every blessing along with it.
Help him to understand that if he is on Your side, he will have all he needs.
Everything that the devil has used to harm him will come to nothing, because “the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
O Lord, open his eyes that he may see and choose to follow you today.
(from Prayers for Prodigals ~ James Banks)

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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