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Posted on 12 Nov 2015 08:20

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Psalm 6:2(KJV)

“Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.”

“Lord, have mercy” was the plea of King David in times of fear, in moments when he bordered on insanity, and at points when he put his kingdom at risk. This “man after God’s own heart” asked for mercy more than anyone else in the Bible.

“Lord, have mercy” is the most prayed prayer in the Bible. And you know what? There is not one time in the Bible where God denies this request!

“Lord have mercy” is the most prayed prayer because “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” (Ps. 103:8) God delights to show mercy to people. It is His will to extend His loving-kindness and the multitude of His tender mercies to His people.

So no matter the situation or how difficult the issue, pray “Lord have mercy on me”. Sometimes just the act of praying the prayer is helpful. I mean, just knowing of the compassion, grace, and loving-kindness of God is enough to give hope even in the most desperate of situations. Just anticipating the mercy of God brings peace and assurance that everything will work out.

So beloved, immerse yourself in the truth that God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love. Make that most prayed prayer of the Bible your most prayed prayer as well.

There is nowhere in the Bible where God denies a request for mercy… and He will never deny your request for mercy either.

God bless you is my prayer!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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