Mercy happens to be one of the foundations of Christianity and the pivot of salvation. When the first man fell, without mercy, God would had destroyed the earth together with mankind. But mercy stood up as the compelling force, pleading for a second chance for man. Mercy said, “No, man can't be destroyed, let's give him another chance.”
It was out of mercy that the Father sent His only begotten Son to save the world. When Jesus Christ took it upon Himself to be the sacrificial lamb who brought salvation to the whole world, it was all out of mercy.
Grace finds no place in the absence of mercy. It was due to mercy that grace came to man, acting as the catalyst for the remission of sin.
Hosea 6:6 KJVFor I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Even today, mercy still works for us and acts on our behalf. After our Lord Jesus Christ came to the world in the flesh to give Himself as a ransom for our sins, the Bible tells us that when He ascended back into Heaven, He sat at the right hand of the Father (as a High Priest) making intercession for humanity.
Hebrews 4:15-16 KJVFor we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We can all admit that it is still out of mercy that the Lord went back to play the role of a High Priest, making intercession for us and asking the Father to give us even more time and chances for repentance.
As Christians, sometimes we might mess up and disappoint God, but that is when the intercessory work of our Lord Jesus Christ intervenes on our behalf to give us yet another chance.
Brethren, mercy is such a powerful thing! I wish we all understood how much we need God's mercy upon our lives each day.
Lamentations 3:22-23 KJVIt is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
You'll notice that during our Lord Jesus Christ's ministry on earth, whenever people came to Him for help.... most of them already understood the principle behind swiftly getting God's help. They knew that if God healed and helped them, it wasn't because they deserved it. It was out of His mercy.
Luke 18:38-43 KJVAnd he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.  And 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.  And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,  Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.  And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.  And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
So instead of asking Jesus directly for help, these people always asked for mercy. O how much we need the mercy of God upon our lives! You literally cannot separate compassion from the mercy of God. Whenever Jesus had compassion and helped people in scriptures, mercy was always the driving force!
The help we need from God in our lives is all determined by whether God shows us mercy or not. God's help is a product of mercy; it doesn't just happen. It's not by merit.
Romans 9:16 KJVSo then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
When God shows mercy to a man, we can say that such a man has found favour with God; he is one that God has helped. It never because of a man's goodness, righteousness or perfection. I wish we all took time to pray for mercy, then we would always walk in God's favour, help, forgiveness, provision and protection.
If you understand how much we need God's mercy, join me in prayer for His mercy below.
Prayer Points For Divine Mercy
- Thank You Father for Your mercy which paved the way for our salvation.
- Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for surrending Yourself to a gruesome death on the Cross for our sins, out of Your infinite mercy.
- Thank You Father for Your infinite mercy which works upon our lives daily, providing us forgiveness and succour from the effects of sin.
- Father we ask for Your mercy to continue working for us and help us in our struggle to live for You daily.
- Father, sometimes we may derail from your path. Have mercy upon us and do not cast us off. Bring us back to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father we ask for your mercy upon all our life endeavours. For if You don't build the house, we labour in vain. Let Your mercy work for us a bountiful harvest, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father show us mercy in the area of our academics. Enable us for success in our studies, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, let Your mercy speak for us in the area of our finances. For it is not of him that runneth nor of him that willeth, but it is of You who shows mercy.
- Father, we ask for mercy upon our children. Draw them close to You and give them hunger for you and Your work, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father we ask for Your mercy upon the Church. Heal her, revive her, use her mightily, sanctify and present her to yourself without spot or blemish.
- Father, we ask for mercy upon the backsliden. We trust that You will not give up on them. Forgive and pull them close to You again, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father have mercy upon us even when we don't deserve Your protection. Keep us safe under Your mighty hand, from the reach of the devourer, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, we ask for Your mercy upon the world. Heal her from her infirmity and plagues, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, let Your mercy speak for us in the area of employment. May divine employment opportunities present themselves to us, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father when Your mercy is upon us, we will make it even where others failed. Let this be our portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father we ask for Your mercy upon the sick. Forgive them of their sins and heal them, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father have mercy upon the unsaved. Give them more time for repentance, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- When we step out to fend for ourselves, let Your mercy work for us. Grant us success in all our endeavours, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, at our workplace, let Your mercy speak for us. We shall not receive sack letters but promotion in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- In everything concerning us, let your mercy speak for us. Grant us protection and succor from the afflictions of this world, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Prayer For Divine Mercy and Favour
- Father have mercy on us and cause people to favour us. Connect us with our destiny helpers, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father as we look to You for help, have mercy upon us and help us, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father, enable us to find favour even in places and with people that has difficult to find such, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father let Your mercy speak for us wherever we step our feet. Instead of hate we shall be loved and favoured, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Father have mercy upon us in the area of our gifts and callings. Let Your mercy bring us before Kings, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
Final Words On Prayer For Divine Mercy
Beloved, in most cases, it is always wise to pray for God's mercy upon us if we want His help. I believe that everyone wants God's help in one way of the other. Let's make it a habit to pray for divine mercy, then watch what God will do for us.
God bless you.
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