Lord, we live in a “now” generation. We want what we want—and we want it now. We’re sight oriented, inspired by what we see and discouraged by what we don’t. And the immediacy of the day and time we live in costs us vision.
But You said where there is no vision, the people perish.
You care about our sight. We know this from the gospel accounts of the blinded eyes you opened. But sight deals with the here and now, and vision has an eye toward the future—the unseen realm of faith.
And while blindness doesn’t ruin us, a lack of vision does.
Lord, give us a revelation of what you’re up to and our place in it, so we stay within the boundaries of our purpose.
Without vision, we’re like sheep in an open pasture, ignoring the shepherd and wandering off based on what’s in front of our noses, instead of what’s up ahead.
We are in this world, but not of this world.
You’ve ordered our steps. All your plans for us, written in your book. So Lord, lead us as people with a hope and a future.
Help us walk by faith, even faith as small as a mustard seed. And free us from our natural tendency to react based on sight when You call us to respond in faith.
You are Alpha and Omega. You know our end from our beginning. And we flourish when we see as You see—with a long-range perspective.
We thank You for sight and vision and the wisdom to know the difference.
It’s in your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Prayer inspired by Proverbs 29:18.
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