Eustache Le Sueur, via Wikimedia Commons
Dear Lord, thank you for my senses and the use of them and the enjoyment that comes from their use. I especially thank you for my eyesight, which allows me to see the light of your creation.
Thank you for my eyes and their various parts- the cornea, the pupil, the lens, the vitreous body, the retina, the optic nerve and all that is involved that allows me to see.
Thank you for optometrists and ophthalmologists and retinal specialists and eye surgeons and all the research and education and staff and facilities that contribute to eye care.
Today I ask that you bless me with the gift of sight again. I know that my aging body will break down and I don’t get to choose the order. But you know the value of vision – the richness that is added to relationships, the ability to draw and create and read and write and work, and the pleasures to be found in the beauty of nature and in my daughters and in my wife, the delight of my eyes.
Please restore my sight completely. Thank you for the work of physicians. Be pleased to continue this work in my body and in my left eye; for the glory and goodness of your name. Amen.
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet,
but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him.
When he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
I had a detached retina that kept detaching, so the ophthalmologist implanted a scheral buckle before reattaching the retina. My sight was restored and after three months with new glasses I see quite well. There are some deficits, but I am very thankful for the gift of sight.