Spiritual Growth – Week 3

Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
Daily Prayer for Guidance

Dearest Lord, I am Your creation and You are my Creator.  Open my eyes to see what you have prepared for me: people, opportunities, experiences and blessings.  Make my ears ready to hear and comprehend Your Love as it is presented in Your Holy Word, the Bible.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 13:10-17 (The Message)

Click on the above link to read and print a special version of “The Message”


1. Do you ever have trouble paying attention during worship?  Why is that? (vs. 14 & 15)

Do you “perk up” for the stories?

2. How has God prepared us for listening and seeing? (vs. 10-13)

3. What advantages do you have for understanding compared to the people who lived before Jesus? (vs. 16 &17)



“Open Our Eyes, Lord”

 “Open My Eyes” – Jesse Manibusan

“Open My Eyes” – Hillsong Worship


“Spirit Seed” Suggestion

Have some read Psalm 91 aloud while you close your eyes and listen with your “spirit.”  Now switch and you read while (s)he listens.

Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving

Kind and Heavenly Father, Thank you for blessing my eyes and ears with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the Bible, Your Holy Word, and the truth that is within it’s pages.  Thank you for loving me so much that You will never stop reaching out to me with Your message and plan of abundant life.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.