“A Prayer to Jesus, 6-11-20, The Mercy of God and Christ,” by Andrew J. Schatkin
My dear friends, thinkers, readers and thought leaders and you who reject political code words and political correctness and media lies for the goal of truth and facts, I ask you to join with me in this prayer for the mercy of god and his only begotten son and the holy spirit and all the angels and archangels and all the saints. I ask Jesus for your mercy be afforded us poor miserable sinners in this day as you showed your mercy to foolish and erring humanity on the cross and in the moment of your suffering and death bid that your murderers and those torturing you be forgiven and be shown the mercy they were undeserving of. Lord Jesus, afford us sinners and we who daily fail to show mercy to others but demand from you and our fellow humanity constant mercy thinking only of ourselves and not giving thought to give mercy to others teach us and guide us in the way of mercy and let us be transformed by your mercy and love into your image and portrait.
The Psalms are the manna of the church, so said the great English poet John Donne. In the Psalms, Jesus speak to us of mercy and love. Psalm 90:14 says, ‘O satisfy us early with thy mercy that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. In this psalm the son of god speaks to us in his holy word, In Psalm 6:2, Jesus says, ‘Have mercy upon me lord, for I am weak; O lord, heal me for my bone are vexed, my soul is also sorely vexed but thou O Lord for how long?’ Finally, in Psalm 6:4-5, Jesus says to us broken and corrupted humanity, ‘return O lord, deliver my soul, O lord, save me for thy mercies sake for in death there is no remembrance of thee and in the grave who shall give thee thanks.
These psalms speak of the mercy of god and Christ. He grants us his mercy, undeserving and lacking as we are, and O Christ enable to become fully-merciful in your image and by your commands. Give us the chance to become a fully merciful and loving as you have told us to be formed and remade in your image showing love and mercy to all we encounter and raise us up to the mercy and love we can attain.