Prayer is not about eloquent words or even the quantity of words. We can easily find ourselves searching to find words we feel are powerful and impressive. We can also fall into the trap of thinking we need to say more, as if the length of the prayer ensures God listens.
One of the greatest prayers in the Old Testament, and one of the shortest, is found in 2 Kings 6:17 where Elisha said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Elisha prayed that God would help his servant see beyond what the physical eye could behold to witness a battle far greater.
Imagine how different our efforts would be today if leaders were praying for others to see a spiritual realm of truth beyond what the physical eye can behold. The idea refers to seeing through the eye of faith to recognize the greatness of our God and the battle front that rages all around us.
The prayer of a leader moves the One who moves the universe. May He open all our eyes to see more clearly and fully.