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Ephphata Be Opened

December 11, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 9   Category: Inspirational Stories    Views: 465

The Aramaic imperative word Ephphata means be opened. Gods grace opens our ears and heart to love Him and others.


The Aramaic imperative word Ephphata means “be opened”. Our ears are clogged and blocked from hearing God’s words. It cuts off all communication. We doubt if God hears our prayer and cry. That doubt makes us lose our faith in God. We are in despair and depressed. Our hearts are closed to God and to the love of others. God should open our ears and heart. He should also open His ears to hear us.

Open my ears O Lord
I long to hear Your words
Touch my ears and make me hear
The eternal words that You speak O Lord!

Open my ears O Lord
I long to hear Your words
My ears are clogged and lost my sense
Of hearing anything from You O Lord.

Open my ears O Lord
I long to hear Your words
Noise and sounds at loudest voice
Smother and numb me without any sense.

Open my heart O Lord
I long to live Your words
Change my blood and pour anew
Your sacred blood to love and live!

Open my heart O Lord
I long to love Your words
Without Your love I am lifeless here
Moving just like an automaton!

Open YOUR ear O Lord
I doubt whether You can hear me cry,
Day and night I pray and cry
But You don’t seem to hear anything!

Open YOUR ear O Lord
I lose my faith and bury myself
In great despair and darkest sin
I am already dead and buried in hell!

Open YOUR ear O Lord
I should hear You and You hear me
Pour Your Grace and make me sensitive
That I live in You and You in me!


Author: Xavier        
Posted Date: 12/14/2012    Points:2    

Not only our ears but often our eyes, hearts and minds are closed too. Let us pray that the Saviour may touch them and say "Ephphata". Thanks for the inspiring post, dear friend.

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