This is the sermon "Young Man! a Prayer for You" by C.H. Spurgeon. I will be reading this sermon through a little bit at a time for a few days (possibly weeks) there is so much to glean here. Please join me. I've also included the link for the entire sermon.
"And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha"—2 Kings 6:17.This young man waited upon a prophet: he could not have had a more instructive occupation; yet his eyes needed to be opened. He was well disposed towards good things, for the tone of his language to his master shows that he was heartily at one with him; but his eyes were not yet half opened. Being in great alarm for his master's safety, he ran to him to warn him: good servants should be their master's best friends. In return, his believing master prays for him. If we desire the good of our servants, our children, and our friends, let us take care that we make supplication for them. All that we can do for them at our best is to give them secondary blessings; but if we pray to God for them, they will receive the best of gifts from him who sends down in his mercy nothing but good gifts and perfect gifts. When we have come to the end of our teaching, and example, and persuasion, let us hand our young friends over to the Lord, who works effectually unto eternal salvation.
My son is on his way to college a number of miles from home, mom, dad and all that he is used to. He will experience many things on this new journey of his life, some good some not so good. What I will do as his mother and as one who loves him very much is pray for him. Pray that "his eyes may be opened that he might see." Pray that "he will receive the best of gifts from him who sends down his mercy." I will pray that in all my son does that he will do it to the glory of God. Our world wants our young people to remain blind to the things of God and His truth. My prayer is that "their eyes would be opened."