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Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law. Psalm 119:18

As Jesus was leaving Jericho, two blind men who were sitting along the roadway called out to Him, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” (Matthew 20:30). More than likely, Jesus had spotted the men on his way into the city. Perhaps they had even cried out to Him then but He waited to see if their desire to be healed waned. It did not.

In fact, the crowd that was with Jesus tried to silence the men, but their efforts didn’t work. As the Lord drew nearer, the men only grew louder in their request to be healed. Stopping beside them, Jesus asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?” (verse 32).

They could have asked for anything—wealth, riches, fame, or fortune. Instead, they asked for sight. “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened” (verse 33). The text says that Jesus was moved with compassion and granted their request. He touched their eyes, and they regained what was once lost.

Perhaps you have a very great need in your life, and you have cried out to the Lord to be healed or rescued from some ruin. Maybe your son or daughter is living outside of God’s will and you remember how he or she once sat beside you in church. Don’t give up. God is listening. He hears your prayers. You may not understand all there is to this life, but God will open your eyes of faith when you pray.

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Because of His great care for you, you can pray, “Open my eyes, Lord, so I can see Your will and purpose for my life. Even though sorrow and thoughts of impossibilities tug at my heart, You give me the ability to believe and live life to the fullest.”

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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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