The Mercy Prayer: The One Prayer Jesus Always Answers
By Robert Gelinas / Thomas Nelson
What’s the one request God always answers? “Lord, have mercy!” Over the centuries, Christians have said this prayer to the beat of their hearts and the rhythm of their breath. Gelinas shows how to incorporate this simple petition into your daily life so you can experience God’s compassion, patience, and love—and show mercy to others. 208 pages, softcover from Nelson.
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After reading The Mercy Prayer I can truly see now what is mercy. There are events in the Bible which are portrayed and talked about throughout this book, each one an example of mercy. These events were shown to me under a new light with a new perspective, the perspective of mercy. Especially the event where a man is possessed by demons and the demon(s) ask to be put into the pigs nearby. I never realized this event to relate to mercy in the way I am seeing it now after reading The Mercy Prayer.
This book has shown me how much I need God’s mercy every day and how to ask for it. There is no special formula or magic act to be performed, just knowing how good God is and that I am a sinner is enough for me to ask God for His mercy. There are many times while reading this book I saw parts of myself I have not admitted to before and I cried out to God for His mercy concerning my many faults.
I highly recommend this book!