When the blind man heard Thee, O Lord, passing by on the way, he cried Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! And Thou didst call him and open his eyes. Wherefore, by Thy Mercy enlighten the Spiritual eyes of my heart as I cry to Thee and say: Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.
Gospel Reading: Luke 18:35-43
Jesus Christ heals blind Bartimaeus
Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus. So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.