This week we are praying for God to open the spiritually blind eyes across the country. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians that Satan blinds the eyes of the unsaved.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. – 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV)
Satan blinds unbelievers through deception. They don’t recognize the truth of the gospel because they have believed a lie. The problem is, deceived people don’t know they are deceived; therefore they can’t free themselves from the deception.
The book of Romans gives us more insight on the topic. When a person refuses to honor God, their heart is darkened to the truth of God.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. – Romans 1:21-23
That’s why many unbelievers can’t even see the truth in the gospel – their eyes are blind to the truth of God.
The only hope for the unbelieving world is for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes and break the deception in their lives. Only Jesus, the Light of the World, can break through the spiritually blind eyes and bring about freedom.
If we are going to see spiritual awakening happen, then we must pray for God to open these spiritually blinded eyes.
Join me praying for God to open the eyes of the deceived so they can come to Christ in faith. Let’s pray for the Holy Spirit to work in their hearts to bring about a new openness to the truth and light of the gospel.
Let’s Pray Together
Father today we agree together asking You to open the eyes of the spiritually blind across our country. We pray you will uncover Satan’s deception in their lives and bring about freedom to see the truth of the gospel. Let them see how much you Love them. Let them see their great need of Jesus. Thank You for desiring everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth. Break through the blindness in Jesus name! Tear down the deception they have received and bring about a new openness to the gospel.
In Jesus Name,