33They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
33 Verse 33. That our eyes may be opened.] He who feels his own
sore, and the plague of his heart, has no great need of a prompter
in prayer. A hungry man can easily ask bread; he has no need to
go to a book to get expressions to state his wants in; his hunger
tells him he wants food, and he tells this to the person from whom
he expects relief. Helps to devotion, in all ordinary cases, may
be of great use; in extraordinary cases they can be of little
importance; the afflicted heart alone can tell its own sorrows,
with appropriate pleadings.