Have mercy

“O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner” (Luke 18:13; NLT).

We have all sinned against you (Jeremiah 14:20; NLT).

When I hear
Of natural disasters,
I pray for those
Whose lives are wrecked –
O Lord, have mercy.

And when I hear
Of people who inflict
Suffering and death on others,
I pray for all their victims,
And for those who hurt them –
Lord, have mercy.

And when I face
The harm
I do to others,
I pray for them,
And for myself –
May Christ have mercy.

Every one of us has sinned –
Against you,
And other people.
Have mercy on us all,
In Jesus’ name,

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