Verses 35-43 “35And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
39And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
40And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.”
Mark tells us that the blind man was Bartimaeus. He is a man who could not be silenced or stopped when he prayed. It is a lesson to us that we must not let anything or anyone stop us from calling out to God in prayer. Especially is this true of a sinner who wants to be forgiven. When God convicts and moves a sinner to come to Him, that sinner will be determined to come to Christ. When the Devil tries to stop him, he should cry out “so much the more.”