Pray for God’s mercy

Pray for mercy

This calligraphic fragment includes a Persian poem seeking the mercy and assistance of God. The verse read: Oh Sun of the proud skies, / Oh Gem of the sea freed from need, / I have hope (to receive) your favour, / Kindness, generosity, and support of me.”

I am encouraged to praise God and to cry out to Him to ask Him to pour out His grace on those who follow Him.

Even though I myself have a dismal record, when it comes to obedience, the temptation is that my own shame would hinder me from spending any time in prayer. However, as I am praying for God’s mercy on others, I am also praying for His mercy on myself.

The source of salvation comes from only one place – God. Only God can save a sinner like me. My heart is so hardened by sin that it could never improve itself.

So I pray…

Remember me, Lord, when you help your people;
include me when you save them.
Let me see the prosperity of your people
and share in the happiness of your nation,
in the glad pride of those who belong to you. – Psalm 106:4-5  GNT

It is a prayer I want to pray when I think about revival, about genuine salavation to those enslaved by sin and for spiritual prosperity to those who follow God. It is all those things for me, personally, too.

“A visit from Christ is the cure for all spiritual diseases.” – Spurgeon (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit [Pilgrim Publications], 62:559)

May I experience the joy of His salvation on a daily basis for then I will bless His name.

Save us, O Lord our God,
    and bring us back from among the nations,
so that we may be thankful
    and praise your holy name. – Psalm 106:47  GNT

Time is short and so these hymns based on verses in Revelation might be the types of prayers to consider.

God’s Holy Ways Are Just and True

Then I heard a voice from the altar saying, “Lord God Almighty! True and just indeed are your judgments!” – Revelation 16:7  GNT

The Great Battle for Truth

They are the spirits of demons that perform miracles. These three spirits go out to all the kings of the world, to bring them together for the battle on the great Day of Almighty God. – Revelation 16:14  GNT

Ye servants of the Lord   and  Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray  and  Waiting, Watching, Working

“Listen! I am coming like a thief! Happy is he who stays awake and guards his clothes, so that he will not walk around naked and be ashamed in public!” – Revelation 16:15  GNT

 

“How long is the love of God? Jesus says in John 10, “I know my own. I give them eternal life . . . and no one can pluck them out of my hand.” In Philippians 1:6, Paul says ot the Christians, everybody he is writing to at Philippi, “I am convinced . . . that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day fo Christ Jesus.” Not “may.” Will. His love is infinitely long. And when did his love began? We are told in the book of Revelation that the Lamb of God was slain before the foundation of the world. God put his love on you in the depths of time, and he will never remove it from you. Why? Because salvation is by grace. It is not by works. It is not given toyou because of what you do. It has begun in the depths of time and will last into eternity. It is infinitely long.” – Timothy Keller