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Praying for mercy

We often equate mercy with clemency and compassion, but God’s mercy offers much more. His mercy offers us forgiveness, redemption, and peace. That’s true for us individually and also for God's family. 
We’re all in this together! So let’s pray to receive God’s mercy over us and our country. Let's do all we can to be at peace with God, each other, and ourselves.
Deuteronomy 21:8-9 – a prayer of Moses from the King James Version of the Bible
Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the Lord.
From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019
Deuteronomy 21:8 – a prayer of Moses paraphrased into everyday language
Lord, You freed us! Now please make peace wit…

Prayers of Abraham

When God called to him, Abraham heard and responded, “Here I am, Lord.” When God asked him to intercede for a man he had wronged, Abraham obeyed.
This patriarch of God’s people is lauded as an example of true faith and closeness to God, but few of his actual prayers have been recorded.
Genesis 15:2
O Lord God, what will You give me? Will I need an inheritance if I have no child?
Genesis 17:18
Oh, that my child might live in Your presence, Lord, and be under Your blessing!
Genesis 18:23, 32
Lord, would You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
What if ten honorable people are found?
And God answered:
For the sake of ten, I will not destroy the town.

Paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019, inthe Book of Bible Prayers