25 Compassionate Prayers for Mercy from God – We are all burdened by the weight of our sin, but we are fortunate to have a gracious God who has delivered us from it. Here are 25 of God’s most effective mercy prayers.
Table of Prayers
Prayer of Repentance
Thank you, God. I come to you as a sinner unworthy of your love and presence. I repent of all my misdeeds and ask you to forgive me so that you can hear my request. Have mercy on me, Lord, and fill me with your grace. Wash me in the blood of your son, Jesus Christ, so that I may shine and walk freely. I beg your pardon from now until the end of the day. I thank you since you are dependable. Amen.
Prayer to Cleanse Me
Christ, my Savior, your wounds remind me of the agony I inflicted on you. Please have pity on me and wash me in thy blood and water. Make me whole again by cleansing me. Redeem my spirit and make me a conduit for your work, so that I may bear witness to your never-ending mercies every day. I bow to you today, praying for your mercy and grace to fill my cup so that I will not desire earthly things any longer. Amen.
Prayer of Binding Me to You
Oh Most Merciful God, hear my cry and look at me with mercy. I may not be worthy of your presence, Lord, but I release myself from all ties to fleshly cravings and commit myself to you. Father, have compassion on me and extend your hand to me in my hour of need. Please do not abandon me, answer my prayers, heal my wounds, and prepare me to live and declare your majesty. Amen.
Prayer for Contentment
Thank you, God. I adore and admire you. Every breath I take, a roof over my head, the shoes on my feet, and the food on my table make me glad. Lord, I ask for your compassion and kindness to complete and heal me. As a human, I am prone to whining and being ungrateful. Teach me to be content and to see that your grace is sufficient every day. Ignite my yearning to dwell in your presence and accept me as your own. Amen.
Prayer for Standing Firm
All my sins have been forgiven because of you, Christ Jesus. You have paid all of my debts, and I am now free, with no one pointing a finger at me. It was your charity that compelled you to obey your Father in order to redeem a wretch like me. You donated everything you had so that I may live. Thank you for your never-ending love and mercy, Jesus. Fill me with your grace and strength to persevere in the face of adversity. Amen. May I become more like you.
Prayer for the Straight Path
Dear Lord, Merciful Creator, you established us on this earth with the intention of serving you. However, there are occasions when we do things that you do not approve of. Lord, we beg you to have pity on us so that we may gain favor with you and be freed from the wrong road. Set us on the right path and give us the courage to be your vessels. May we always glorify and praise your name. Amen.
Prayer to Spread the Gospel
Heavenly Father, I sense your power in me with every breath I take. I’m grateful for the gift of life as well as the gift of the church. Lord, I beseech you to open my heart’s eyes so that I may live righteously as you taught us. Lord, grant that I may dwell in your church and be empowered by your Holy Spirit to continue sharing your Gospel. May your mercy save me from the world’s temptations. I shall always extol your name. Amen.
Prayer to Remember Me
Father, Most High, I bow before your throne, acknowledging your dominion over the entire universe. I am but a speck amid the numerous beings you made; those we know and many more we don’t. Remember me, oh God, as you bless every other being in your universe. Please have mercy on me and enter my name in your book of life so that I may behold your Holy face. Amen.
Prayer for Guidance
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, you were born of the Holy Spirit, but you walked this earth and suffered. Teach me, Lord, how to be humble and persevere in the face of adversity that tests my faith. May your pity on me bring me favor on earth and in the afterlife. Guide me in whatever I do so that I can bear witness to and sing about your glory. Grant me a serene heart that is forgiving and loving, just as you lived among men. Amen. I ask that you be my light and guide.
Prayer for Your Favor
Lord of the Universe, I am looking to you right now for your blessings and mercy. As I continue on my path, grant me your favor so that I may triumph, oh Lord. Demonstrate thy hand in my work and present thyself through me. You are the most righteous, and I beseech you, Oh Lord, to guide me in your ways. All I want is your outstretched hand in my life. Amen.
Prayer to Forgive Trespasses
I come to you, Holy Lord, with all my needs and worries, and you provide for me. You are an unfailing God, and I will not be ashamed to tell others about what you have done for me. Lord, forgive my sins and teach me to forgive those who sin against me, so that you will not be ashamed of me as your child. May your spirit of love, power, and oneness pour and fill me. Amen.
Prayer of Discernment
Lord, may your merciful fulfillment of your promises in my life fill my heart with gladness today. You decide when and how, and I am grateful that you never let me down. I rely on you for the decisions I must make in my life and the tasks I must do. May your kindness be upon me so that I can distinguish between what is good and what is wrong and have the courage to do what is right according to your word. Amen.
Prayer of Continual Grace
Many are your gifts, Lord, but your never-ending grace and new mercies each morning are more than I could ask for. I find comfort in knowing that you are always there for me and that you do not judge or carry grudges. I throw my cares onto you and beg for respite so that I might enjoy the gift of life, family, friends, and the benefit of work. Oh Lord, may I never stray from your goodness. Amen.
Prayer for Parting the Waters
Dear Lord, there are numerous mountains behind me, and the biggest rivers I’ve ever seen are ahead of me. Lord, I beg you to give your power and direction on me. Send an angel to separate the waters for me, as you did for the Israelites. I need your assistance in moving forward on the route you have selected for me so that I do not fail and am not mocked by my adversaries. Oh God, have mercy on me and demonstrate your power. Amen.
Prayer of Redemption
I am deeply saddened and pained by the way I have been living my life. Lord, restore me to yourself. Please have mercy on my soul and deliver me from the eternal inferno. May your words sink in and replace this horrible feeling. For your word brings redemption and revival to those who genuinely seek you. Lord, do not look at my transgressions with wrath, but with love, so that I may be counted among your chosen ones. Amen.
Prayer to Restore Me
Oh, Lord, my body hurts and I’m losing my desire to live. My spirit and heart are succumbing to the agony, which has become unbearable. Lord, you have healed the ill, given sight to the blind, and raised the dead. I beg your pardon for a drop of your healing. May your mercy release me from this fury and renew my will to live. I will give thanks and honor to your name because you are a faithful God. Amen.
Please Say a Prayer
I occasionally have disagreements with my friends and family. I don’t always do what they want, which irritates them. God, I beseech you to grant me your kindness so that I may do only what pleases you. I pray that I will always be at peace with my brothers and sisters and that I will love them as you love me. May I obey your most important commandment so that I may behold thy beauty in paradise, Amen.
Prayer for the Anointed by You
Thank you, Lord. In all I do today, I ask for your mercy. May my efforts shine and my voice express your righteous ways. Father, bless everything I touch, bless every word I speak, and bless every location I walk. It only takes your mercy to do amazing things. Allow me to be great and bear witness to the glory of your name. Amen.
Prayer to Protect Me
Christ, have mercy on my soul and keep me safe from the flames of my adversaries. There are numerous things that have the potential to destroy me and cause me humiliation. I cling to you, God, so that your face can be revealed in these difficult times. Fight these battles for me as you did for David. I am nothing without you, and I rely on your grace to triumph. Amen.
Prayer of Forgiveness
Christ, our Shepherd, we meet here with gratitude in our hearts. Your love has kept us going, and your blood has kept us safe. We apologize for not maintaining the love amongst ourselves as you would like us to. May your merciful nature forgive us and strengthen our bond. We seek your mercy in our homes, churches, schools, and workplaces. Amen. Bless us through your Holy Spirit.
Prayer to Strengthen My Faith
God, I’ve known you my entire life, and I’ve never lacked anything. I have never seen those who put their trust in you be ashamed. You have demonstrated your might and conquered evil. I am requesting your favor so that I may continue to deepen my faith in you, Lord. May I never feel humiliated since your mercies are with me forever. Amen.
Your Kindness Invocation
Lord of Mercy, I come to you in humble prayer and surrender, asking your favor and goodwill in my life. Every aspect of my life need a touch of your gracious hand, God. Your mercies keep me alive and give me hope for the future. I pray that your unfailing mercy would be the light that guides my path in life. Every day of my life, I will be in your presence. Amen.
Prayer for Eternal Wisdom
Without your love and goodness, Christ, our Savior, we are incomplete beings. We cannot exist unless we are connected to your grace. We want to learn more about you and your ways since they are right and true. May we not rely on our own intellect to guide us through life, but on your eternal wisdom. We shall hide from the wickedness in the world and walk with you under your forgiving wings. Amen.
Prayer for Divine Intervention
Heavenly Father, I come to you because you are a wellspring of love and mercy, and I am seeking your divine intervention in my life. You sent your only son to save me through his earthly suffering because of your undeserved mercy. I believe in your presence, grace, and anointed church, and I desire to walk in your footsteps. Teach me to love and accept others as you have graciously accepted me. Thank you so much, Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Greener Pastures
You are full of grace and goodness, Lord, and you have been faithful to those who believe in you. Each of us is in desperate need of your mercy. Remind us that we are yours and that only you are good and righteous. Bring us to greener pastures and plant us firmly alongside rivers so that we will never be thirsty. Forgive us and draw us back to you by assisting us in forgiving others. May we be able to show mercy to everyone around us. Allow your grace and goodness to pervade our lives. Amen.