Heavenly Father, thank you for my eyes. Eyes are so phenomenal I don’t understand how anyone can actually study how eyes function and not see your majestic creation looking back at them! And you didn’t just create one kind of eye, but many. I was thinking that insects have interesting eyes. Bats use “sonar” to “see” and more. I wanted to see if there were a list of the many different types of eyes, so I checked Wikipedia and found the main article: Eye – and then right near the top it was so sad to see their statement: “Simple eyes are rather ubiquitous, and lens-bearing eyes have evolved at least seven times...” So, the article goes into the many spectacular ways that eyes can function, but rather than marvel at this, the article makes statements about the eyes evolving may times! How could the eye just randomly appear? Lord, I thank you for the marvel of the various kinds of eyes and ask that you reveal your design to those researching it. A Scripture comes to mind (the same one from my prayer for your sister two days ago … The Voice translation, doesn’t beat around the bush … God’s magnificence in his creation is right there before their eyes:
19 These people are not ignorant about what can be known of God, because He has shown it to them with great clarity. 20 From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people (Romans 1:19-20 Voice)
Oh my!!! Eyes. This scripture is tying into this prayer in ways I didn’t expect or even think about! Thank you Lord. And thank you for the scriptures that you gave me to use for this prayer … scriptures that ask, ‘What do you see?”
Several times God asked Jeremiah this question:
Later the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” (Jeremiah 1:11 NET)
The Lord again asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a pot of boiling water; it is tipped toward us from the north.” (Jeremiah 1:13 NET)
The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see figs. The good ones look very good. But the bad ones look very bad, so bad that they cannot be eaten.” (Jeremiah 24:3 NET)
And God spoke to Amos in a like manner, with the same question!
And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” I answered, “A plumb line.” And the Lord replied, “I will test my people with this plumb line. I will no longer ignore all their sins. (Amos 7:8 NLT)
And he said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass by them. (Amos 8:2 ESV)
And also to Zechariah:
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it. (Zechariah 4:2 ESV)
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” (Zechariah 5:2 ESV)
Lord, I have been listening to you. And in this listening I can see things. How amazing … the words that are coming to me as I write this prayer! I can see how I can see by listening carefully. Yet, seeing is with eyes that are your magnificent creation to give us sight to see your creation all around us! And so Lindsey, as I pray this over you, this simple question may not be quite as simple as I thought before I started this! Lord, I ask that you let Lindsey see. Open her eyes and her heart Lord. Open them like a camera opens wide to let more light in. Lindsey … just like shooting a music video! Let your eyes be like the camera… opened wide to see what is before you. Lord, I ask that you show Lindsey things right now, as she reads this. Show her more than what is merely before her eyes. Show her what it means. Giver her insight and understanding. And together we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. Glory! I pray and ask this all in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (Romans 1:19-20)
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. (Jeremiah 1:11)
13 And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. (Jeremiah 1:13)
3 Then said the Lord unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. (Jeremiah 24:3)
8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: (Amos 7:8)
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. (Amos 8:2)
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: (Zechariah 4:2)
2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. (Zechariah 5:2)