World Prayer Focus #1
Continuous mercy from our heavenly Father needed for Japan!
Suggested prayer: "Dear heavenly Father we ask that your mercy be manifested for the people in Japan, in Jesus name, Amen."
"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]." AMP
We call into existence the things that need to be called into existence for Japan in Jesus name, Amen.
"That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants - not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all, as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations" - in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist."" RSV
"the God who brings the dead to life and whose command brings into being what did not exist." TEV
"And this promise is from God himself, who makes the dead live again and speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past." TLB
"Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed." AMP
"God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did" NKJV
"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children." NKJV
"Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy." NKJV
Matthew 9:27-30 (Two Blind Men Healed)
"When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you." And their eyes were opened." NKJV
Matthew 17:14-18 (A Boy Is Healed)
"And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him."
Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me." And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour." NKJV
Mark 10:46-52 (Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus)
"Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
Then they called the blind man, saying to him, "Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you."
And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
So Jesus answered and said to him, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
The blind man said to Him, "Rabboni, that I may receive my sight."
Then Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road." NKJV
"And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation." NKJV
Luke 1:57-58 (Birth of John the Baptist)
"Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son. When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her" NKJV
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" NKJV
"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." NKJV
"For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment." NKJV
1 Peter 1:3-5
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." NKJV
1 Peter 2:9-10
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy." NKJV
"Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old." AMP
"Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me." AMP
The meaning of Mercy
Mercy is a concept integral to an understanding of God's dealings with humankind. In English translations of the Bible, it comes to expression in phrases such as "to be merciful," "to have mercy on," or "to show mercy toward." The corresponding term, "merciful," describes a quality of God and one that God requires of his people. The noun denotes compassion and love, not just feelings or emotions, as expressed in tangible ways. (From Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology)
The aspect of God's love that causes Him to help the miserable, just as grace is the aspect of His love that moves Him to forgive the guilty. Those who are miserable may be so either because of breaking God's law or because of circumstances beyond their control. (From Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
Finally, because God is merciful, He expects His children to be merciful (Matthew 5:7) (From Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary)