Starting with the serious:
"As Jesus was approaching Jericho a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Now hearing a crowd going by he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by and he called out saying, 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!' Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, 'Son of David, have mercy on me!'
And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brough to Him; and when he came near He questioned him. 'What do you want Me to do for you?' And he said, 'Lord, I want to regain my sight!' And Jesus said to him, 'Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.'
Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God." Luke 18:35-43 (NASB)
The prayer of the blind man (Bartimaeus acc. to Mark 10) is combined with the prayer of the tax collector earlier in Luke 18, "God be merciful to me, a sinner" to form what is known as the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, be merciful to me, a sinner;" or "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me." In the Eastern Orthodox tradition this is a prayer that monks or devoted persons learn to pray all the time so as to fulfill Paul's command to pray without ceasing. It is described in Kallistos Ware's book, The Orthodox Way and also in the Russian book The Way of the Pilgrim.
Finally, a humorous quote from a 2 disc sampler cd set I've got of alternative Christian music from the late 90's called "Toast and Olive." From disc 1:
"recipe: 'toast.' (you will need toast.) directions: 1. boil toast. 2. drink hot toast water. 3. rue the day."
From disc 2:
"bonus recipe: 'olive.' you will need: a crock-pot. a manta ray. directions: 1. turn on crock-pot. 2. turn manta ray into olive somehow. 3. put olive in crock-pot. 4. boil it."