Follow by Email

Friday, April 13, 2012

mercy   [mur-see] noun
• the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to prison rather than invoke the death penalty.

• an act of kindness, compassion, or favor: She has performed countless small mercies for her friends and neighbors.

• something that gives evidence of divine favor; blessing

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

It can be extremely difficult to be merciful to someone who has caused us physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual pain. Our humanness seems to demand retribution. But in the silence of our aches, we sense a stirring inside. It is like a David to the Goliath hurt that we feel. It is the Holy Spirit stirring within us, calling us to be merciful as Christ was merciful.

Let us pray for our families and each other, that all may have a heart to forgive. Then let us ask for the grace to be merciful to others in deed, word, or prayer.

For the judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13

Let us also pray for the Lord to bestow mercy on others.

According the diary of St. Faustina, the Lord told her to “call upon my mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.

Spend time today and this weekend praying for mercy on your family and on the whole world.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Share a merciful message.