LORD HAVE MERCY
I am blessed to wake up every morning and be a part of the Church Without Walls. It starts my day with prayers, songs and testimonies. It glorifies God and edifies the people. Because of the fervent prayers, I find myself wiping tears of joy from my eyes. I have heard some people say that they are reluctant to pray because, in their minds, they are not gifted with eloquent prayers. I tell them that we are not in competition and our prayers are not to impress anyone, but let it flow from your heart. God will surely answer our simple three-word petition, “Lord have mercy.” Psalm 51:1 is our text today.
“Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.”
This is the psalm of David. He had committed adultery with Bathsheba. When the Prophet Nathan came to David, David cries out, “Have mercy on me, O God.” David wants God to remove the sin from his life. David is honest and transparent about what he has done and prays from his heart. He is not in denial or creates excuses, but asks the Lord for mercy. We may not have committed adultery, but we have all sinned and come short of God’s glory. Pray for new mercies. God will grant the mercies we stand in need of. That is our prayer. We know that God does hear and answer prayers! He forgave David and will forgive us of all our sins.