One of the most basic prayers we can offer is that God would open up the eyes of people to see the truth of the gospel. Elisha prayed for his servant to see, and God answered this prayer, enabling the servant to see horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (v. 17). Then, once in Samaria, Elisha prayed for the Lord to open up the eyes of the Syrians (v. 20). God also answered this prayer, enabling them to see that they were in the middle of Samaria.
When Jesus was on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24, we read that Jesus gave two disciples a Bible study about the Old Testament, explaining how all of Scripture points to Him. Luke adds that in this process, Jesus “opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45). We too need to give ourselves to the careful study of Scripture, and we too need the Lord to open our eyes that we may behold wonderful things from His Word (Ps. 119:18).
What family members and friends can you pray for by name that their eyes would see the beauty of the gospel?