Create A Prayer Habit

God has many different names which express the characteristics of his being and the rich relationship he has with us. Today, we will focus on one of God’s names or characteristics.

For the Lord your God is merciful—he will not abandon you nor destroy you nor forget the promises he has made to your ancestors. Deuteronomy 4:31 TLB

God is merciful

Start with:
Lord God, I praise you because you are kind, compassionate, and full of mercy towards me. I praise you because you are never hard-hearted or unforgiving. You are my merciful God.

Think about the day ahead. Ask God to meet your needs. 
My God, I need your forgiveness for  _________________________________.

Pray for one person who needs to know God will forgive him/her.

Today I pray for: _________________________________.

Thank God for one area where he has shown you kindness and tenderness in the past. Show your gratitude to God. 
Heavenly Father, thank you for _________________________________.

As you go into your day, or if this is the end of your day, think about one area or one person where you need to act justly and show mercy and compassion. 
God, I need to show kindness to  _____________________, Help me show leniency in _________________________________.

Finish with these words:
I pray to you, God, because you will help me. Listen and answer my prayer! Psalm 17:6 CEV

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