Day 22

A Prayer For Works Of Mercy

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirst and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.’”

Matthew 25:34-35

Holy Loving God,

You are good and merciful. Your kindness for the last and the least teaches us of love and humbles us with Your mercy. Your care for all aspects of Your creation is endless. We worship You, our life-giving, life loving God. We want to not only be appreciators of your mercy, but also to show mercy, to live mercy, to extend mercy. We want to be kingdom-minded followers who reach out to the hungry, thirsty, broken, lonely and forgotten. We want to love our neighbors even when they are unlovely. Holy Spirit, lead us. May we be people whose lives overflow with mercy in our beliefs and in our actions. For Your kingdom and in Your name we pray. Amen.