23 September, 2023
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. – Matthew 5:7
Heavenly Father, you are Goodness and Mercy itself, immeasurable and inexhaustible. Your mercies are ever new. You pour out your compassion on sinners, hardened as they are, seeking to save their souls from eternal bondage, by enlightening their hearts and minds to the truth of your Being. We have been saved, and fortified with your heavenly grace, and as Christ’s followers, we need to be Christ-like, dispensing mercy to others, inorder to receive your mercy.
Though difficult to follow, by the commands of your new covenant, we are compelled to look upon our brethren with a deep disposition of humility and service, by the faith we have of Christ’s love. We are called to open our hearts and allow it to flow with a generosity of spirit. Every one that comes to Jesus, reaching out to him in need of help, obtain the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, and respond in like manner, to those bogged down by the burdens of their sinfulness. Help us then to aim to be merciful and kind, according to the richness of mercy which you have shown us, dear God.
By the Blood of Christ we have been saved. By your grace, O Father, we have been redeemed and reconciled to you and by our faith we have received eternal Salvation. May we be granted the sacred occasion of displaying the same to our fellowmen, so that, by the Truth of your Holy Word, they build up their faith and receive your grace and mercy, by dispensing the same to all who are in need. By our Christian faith we pray that we will devotedly perform our duties of mercy, in Jesus’ Name. Amen