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Prayer for our Kids Day 8 – Mercy

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“May my children always ‘be merciful, as [their] Father is merciful’” (Luke 6:36)

Mercy is a not a word I am very familiar with. I tend to get it confused with grace and I’ve honestly never taken much time to look into the meaning of it. So, I’ve spent a lot of time this morning on the Internet trying to gain a better understanding.

 

I was quite surprised to find zero Biblical references on Google. Instead I found a Kanye West song, Mercy Medical Clinics, a TV show and a college to name a few. So, I went on a search through the best resource, God’s Word. The word mercy is used over 126 times throughout the Bible (NIV). There are very similar themes from the Old to New Testament. I started reading through the references and although I don’t know what I was expecting, I was surprised by what I found. The majority of the verses throughout were people asking/begging for mercy or referencing how Father showed mercy. It seemed to be something, dare I say, unattainable for humans? It leads me to wonder if we, as sinners, are capable of true mercy… the kind that Christ shows us? In the end I am left excited to start a new journey. It’s time I delve into more Scripture and books in hopes of a better knowledge and understanding.

With that, I’m going to leave you with one my favorite verses that speak of mercy, Micah 6:8: ”He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Guest Post- Rachel Theobald

Day Seven of Praying for our Children

Prayer for our Kids Day 7 – Justicejustice

“God, help my children to love justice as You do and to ‘act justly’ in all they do” (Psalm 11:7; Micah 6:8).

Justice – something we all want, preach, encourage yet it is hard to live out. We live in a sinful world where white lies aren’t a big deal, where so many believe that it’s okay to rob from the rich to give to the poor. It’s more important to look out for yourself, even if it hurts others, right? Wrong. God is just and we are all called to act justly.

According to dictionary.com, justice is the quality of being just, rightfulness, lawfulness or righteousness. Those are all strong, powerful words. It’s easy to talk about them, much harder to live them out. They apply to every area of life. Living rightful or righteous affects each and every choice we make. How we talk and act, how we treat people, or talk about people (or maybe how we don’t talk about people).

When I start thinking about justice and what it looks like in my life and the importance of living justly I am so thankful for the gift and power of prayer. I am so thankful that justice isn’t something I am left to achieve on my own. Jesus came before us and died for our forgiveness. Through the Holy Spirit we have His presence in us, to help, and guide us. It is achievable through HIM.

Guest Post- Rachel Theobald