August 13 Prayer
‘Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy’
We come today in need to receive from your hand Oh lord the mercy, we do not deserve but that you freely give.
Matt.18:23-35 Jesus tells us another story about how we should treat our fellow human beings. He seems to be quite concerned about this matter of forgiveness. Since he shows us how to pray daily to ask for forgiveness according to how we forgive others.
Ponder this for a moment. Your own indebtedness and need for forgiveness.
Where do you struggle to be patient with someone that just rubs you the wrong way or has done you great harm?
Do you need patience in this struggle?
‘The lord is gracious and compassionate , full of mercy and rich in love. The Lord is good to everyone Ps.145:8-9
We come now into the presence of this loving, gracious and compassionate God and ask for his mercy.
Lord have mercy on us today, we pray.
Show us your way of kindness toward all. Give us the patience for others as you have shown to us. Thank you for your patience and compassion that you have given us when we have thought wrongly of another, spoken harshly of another and have done wrong to others.
You see us all through the debt your son has paid for us.
May we have eyes to see how much we owe one another.
We are all in need of your mercy.
God in your patience, hear our prayers.
Heal divisions among your people that are called by your name.
May we carry your name into the world so others may see your mercy through us by the way we are patient and kind toward each other.
Let us always see our own need for mercy so we may show mercy.
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy .
All praise and glory be to you, our glorious Father, Jesus our friend and Holy Spirit our guide.