February 11 Petition Mission

“Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Ps 119:18).

The current term to “be woke” or “stay woke” refers to a need for awareness about conditions around, especially injustice. But the idea is an old one. We need to be sensitive about holy living: “Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God” (1 Cor 15:34). And we need to be fully aware of our blessed hope: “knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Rom 13:11). Similarly, we should be cognizant of the limited time we have available for the Lord’s service: “‘Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph 5:14-16). So, says David, we need to be awakened to the truths in God’s Word. What a great prayer request today: Lord, waken me with Your wonders!