A Prayer for Mercy

We pray for mercy from our God after we leave this life. However, God also shows us mercy through one another—when we have the strength to give it. This is a prayer for mercy for ourselves, as well as for the guidance to show mercy to others.

A Prayer for Mercy

“Look down from heaven and see, from thy holy and glorious habitation. Where are thy zeal and thy might? The yearning of thy heart and thy compassion are withheld from me.” 

Isaiah 63:15

Let us not fall out of Your realm of love, Lord, out of the circle of Your mercy. Direct us to the flow of living water, and let us be the next upon whom You would pour out Your mercy.

As we call out to You, may our prayers strengthen the bonds of love between You and us, King of Grace.

We lay before You all our weaknesses and errors, all the sins that have destroyed the unity and genuine relationship with You. Proverbs says, 

“He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.” 

Proverbs 13:13

May a deep longing for You help us break down all the obstacles we have built up against You.

With Your commitment of love, You invite us to trust in You again. Behold, we hand over to You all our problems and limitations, all that resists us.

Daniel 9:9 encourages us to seek Your mercy and forgiveness, even though we have rebelled against you. Likeiwse, Sirach tells us: 

“How great is the mercy of the Lord, and his forgiveness to those who turn to him!”

Sirach 17:29

Let our notions of You not limit our reception of Your grace.

We are now completely vulnerable before You, so we sincerely ask You: 

“Oh Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who delight to fear thy name; and give success to thy servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Nehemiah 1:11

Your mercy pierces with its light the darkness that has overwhelmed us, and fills our lack with grace, for Your “mercy is as welcome . . . as clouds of rain in the time of drought” (Sirach 35:20).

May the drops of Your mercy flood our hearts so that the seeds of the immortal Word You have sown in us may germinate. 

“For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?” 

2 Samuel 23:5

“Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, but not into the hands of men; for as His majesty is, so is His mercy” (Sirach 2:18), for You unequivocally promise to “provide for the prosperous plantations so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the reproach of the nations” (Ezekiel 34:29).

May this grace we receive from You not only remain with us. Spread it over all nations, Lord. Have mercy on humanity, especially those who suffer most, to proclaim in Your glory: 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” 

Psalm 136

Help us build a communion of mercy with all.

Lord, let us reflect Your love in this world with all our words and deeds. May the Word of God invigorate and inspire us never to give up: 

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

Matthew 5:7


I hope this prayer for mercy brings you peace and abondance in you life!

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