Bring Your Petitions to God

In this story of the blind beggar, Bartimaeus, it is significant that Jesus asked him to verbalized the desires of his heart. Jesus knew Bartimaeus’ situation, but he still asked him to state his petition aloud. We should similarly bring our needs and the desires of our hearts to God, verbally in prayer.

When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!” Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My rabbi, ” the blind man said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. (Mark 10:49-52 NLT)