Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord
May 4, 2008
INTRODUCTION: The Psalmist is very much aware of his need for spiritual wisdom. The Apostle Paul, after spending three years in Ephesus, had a similar desire for the Ephesians.
Ephesians 1:15-21, "Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come."
"Open My Eyes That I May See"
Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp, and set me free:
Silently now I wait for Thee:
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
Within this awesome volume lies
Mystery of mysteries.
Happiest they of human race
Who from their God have gotten grace
To read, to wonder and to pray,
To lift the latch and face the way;
But better had he ne'er been born
Who reads to laugh, who reads to scorn.
The Psalmist reminds us that in difficulty and distress, the Lord and His Word are a comfort and a counselor.
I. PRAYER FOR DIVINE ILLUMINATION. 17-19
A. PRAYER AS A SERVANT. 17
"deal bountifully" – the Psalmist makes a request; to confer a benefit upon; grant. Reward your servant.
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