How Mercy

How to Approach God for Mercy

A Seven Fold Approach

1-  Recognize and acknowledge to God that you are in need of mercy from Him.

Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. Job 9:15

2-  Recognize and acknowledge that you have nothing of worth, yet you come before God because of His great mercy.

Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see … We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Dan 9:18

3-  Call on the Lord reminding yourself that God gives mercy only out of His great and unfailing Love for you.

Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Ps 69:16

4-  Recognize and acknowledge your doing wrong against God. Tell Him what you've done, knowing that you broke God's Laws. If your heart is honest and sad and you regret that you did wrong things against God, tell Him so. He is listening, and He promises to forgive the honest heart that turns away from its bad ways, and turns to Him for Life. It is better to be humbled by repentance before God than by judgement and wrath by God.

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Prov 28:13

Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD , and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. Isa 55:7

"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Lk 18:13,14

5-  Be persistent and do not cease asking the Lord for the mercy you need.

As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy. Ps 123:2

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11

6-  Choose to know the Lord God and love His Name, meaning His character. If you love God, that means you will be in a continuous relationship with Him.

Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love Your Name. Ps 119:132

7-  Show Mercy to other people.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matt 5:7

The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise." Lk 10:37

If you do not show mercy, God will not show mercy to you.

Judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! James 2:13

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