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Enlighten the Eyes of my Heart: reflections on spiritual warfare
Saturday, July 23, 2022 by Becky Cerling Powers

Lord, You have called me

     to joy in spite of pain,

     to peace in life's tornadoes

     and to wholeness in its flames.

 

And You have called me

     to walk an unseen way,

     to heed and follow mute commands,

     to blossom in decay.

 

Lord, enlighten the eyes of my heart

that I may know the hope

to which You have called me.

 

Lord, You have called me

     to volunteer to die,

     to help and heal my enemies,

     to give up what is mine.

 

And You have called me

     to make the poor my friends,

     to recognize an idol

     and to nap in lion’s dens.

 

Lord, enlighten the eyes of my heart

that I may know the hope

to which You have called me.

Lord, enlighten the eyes of my heart to know Your hope.

 

©Becky Cerling Powers 1999 Use with attribution only

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you…’’ (Eph. 1:18 NIV).

Becky Cerling Powers is the author of Laura’s Children: the hidden story of a Chinese orphanage as well as Sticky Fingers, Sticky Minds: quick reads for helping kids thrive. She blogs at www.beckypowers.com

“Enlighten the Eyes of My Heart” is part of a collection of stories and poems reflecting on the everyday use of the spiritual weapons that the apostle Paul listed in Ephesians 6:10-20. This story describes using the Sword of the Spirit (Word of God) and the Helmet of Salvation (thinking with a renewed mind). To locate other stories and poems in the blog series, enter “reflections on spiritual warfare” into the Search Bar.

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