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Day-16 God’s Mercy

Intro:
God is committed to doing justice but in His heart He loves mercy. It is because of His mercy that you are saved. You need a heart of mercy like your Master to guide you in your prayers. No prayer gets a quicker answer than the cry for mercy. Let your spirit draw near to the Lord as you see His wonderful heart of mercy.

Prayer:
Father the words of Your prophet Micah were, “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you? But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?” Lord, I confess that sometimes I do not love kindness. I have been quick to form unloving opinions of others. Forgive me for not being merciful like You are. Father let my life overflow with Your love. I want to be patient and kind.

I ask for open doors today to extend mercy to others. To be understanding instead of critical; to be helpful instead of indifferent. I am so grateful for Your mercy. Lord, You are gracious, slow to anger and great in loving-kindness. Jesus, help me to be like You.

Scripture:
James 2:13 “For judgment [will be] merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.”

Isaiah 30:18 “Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.”

Psalms 66:20 “Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His loving-kindness from me.”

Psalms 145:8 “The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in loving-kindness.”

Micah 7:18 “Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.”

Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

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