11.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Praying for the Spiritually Blind

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Author Sandra Kring wrote, “When your heart is breaking for someone who is broken, but your words can’t reach them and your love can’t save them, ask the angels to go where you cannot. To whisper into their heart what their ears can’t hear: ‘We will not give up on you. Don’t give up on yourself.'” 

Though I don’t believe in praying to angels, this is heartbreakingly beautiful. 

And I believe God does send angels to act as warriors, defenders, guardians, and helpers. 

I have someone I pray for regularly, and I don’t ask for just one angel, but more like a heavenly swat team of angels to guard and protect them. 

This weighs on me daily because I see how very real spiritual blindness is. 

1 Corinthians 2:14 says, “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” 

So does that mean we supposed to give up on unbelievers because they are blind to God’s word? 

Absolutely not! 

Psalm 146:8a says, “The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.” 

And in Acts 26:18, Jesus said, “To open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.” 

As Jesus is the Author and Perfector of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), He is generous to provide us with the ability to trust, even when the odds are stacked against a situation. 

He is powerful enough to make a blind man see (John 9:1-12). 

Therefore, we can have faith that He can open up the eyes of even the biggest skeptic of the Christian faith (the Apostle Paul’s testimony is a great example; Acts 9). 

The best way we can help is to demonstrate the fruits of the spirit, even when worldly logic would tell you not to react in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 

Today, as you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to help you show Christian life to those who are blind to the truth. 

Ask Him to open their eyes. 

And ask Him to join you in prayers, as it’s promised in Romans 8:26-27.

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