Prayers for January 26

A Prayer for Mercy

In your spirit of mercy, as solid as the ground upon which we make our stand, help us recall when we were hungry, afraid, sick, or imprisoned by bonds and burdens. May that mercy be forged into compassion that loves the whole world without judgment. Forgive us again when we fail to show mercy or come into your temple for solace and not for strength. Pardon our blindness when we didn't see you in the person we called our enemy. Help us let go of tired bitterness passed on by generations who forgot the freedom of forgiveness. Unite us in the truth that love is the most powerful force for change, and teach us to preach love in action. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

From Love Heals by Becca Stevens