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, â€œTell him to come here.â€ So they called the blind man. â€œCheer up,â€ they said. â€œCome on, heâ€™s calling you!â€ Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. â€œWhat do you want me to do for you?â€ Jesus asked. â€œMy rabbi, â€ the blind man said, â€œI want to see!â€ And Jesus said to him, â€œGo, for your faith has healed you.â€ Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. (Mark 10:49-52 NLT)