A Prayer for Mercy

If we believe God’s word, we are bound to believe that prayer affects God, and affects Him mightily; that prayer avails, and that prayer avails mightily. There are wonders in prayer because there are wonders in God. Prayer has no talismanic influence. It is no mere fetish. It has no so-called powers of magic. It is simply making known our requests to God for things agreeable to His will in the name of Christ. It is just yielding our requests to a Father, who knows all things, who has control of all things, and who is able to do all things. (Adapted from E.M. Bounds, The Necessity of Prayer)

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A Prayer for Mercy

Jeremiah, the author of Lamentations, vividly expresses his despair over his sins and the wickedness of those around him. Before we can truly repent it’s important to have a heart that is grieved over the alienation from God our transgressions cause.

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A Prayer for Mercy

The praying sinner receives mercy because his prayer is grounded on the promise of pardon made by Him whose right it is to pardon guilty sinners. The penitent seeker after God obtains mercy because there is a definite promise of mercy to all who seek the Lord in repentance and faith. (Adapted from E.M. Bounds, The Necessity of Prayer)

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A Prayer for Mercy

It is the Divine promise of mercy, of forgiveness and of adoption which gives the poor sinner hope. This encourages him to pray. This moves him in distress to cry out, “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy upon me.” (Adapted from E.M. Bounds, The Necessity of Prayer)

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