Father of mercy, please give attention to our prayers and our plea for mercy for our community (1 Kings 8:28.). 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 You, Lord our God, till You show us your mercy (Psalm.123:2). We approach your throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace and help in our time of need. (Hebrews.4:16; Psalm.5:7; 6:9; 28:2).
Do not withhold Your tender mercies from us, o Lord; let Your loving-kindness and truth continually preserve us (Psalm.40:11). For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is Your mercy toward those who fear You. You are good; Your mercy is from everlasting to everlasting and extends from generation to generation to those who fear You (Psalm.103;11,17; 106:1; Luke 1:50).
You are compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet You do not leave the guilty unpunished and by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.
You are good to all and Your tender mercies are over all Your works(Exodus.34:6-7; Psalm.145:9). Because of Your mercies we are not consumed; Your compassions fail not. Though You cause grief, yet You show compassion according to the multitude of Your mercies(Lamentations.3:22,32).
In Your sovereignty You declared: “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Exodus.33:19; Romans.9:16,18.) Do not withhold Your mercy from us, O Lord; may Your love and Your truth always protect us (Psalm.40:11).