What Prayer Does (Pt 2)

20 01 2010

— It Provokes Mercy —

Mercy is one of God’s profound ways of helping His people. Hebrews 4:16 says, “…That we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Certain things may be responsible for where we find ourselves and we may not know what they are. But the mercy of God will always answer for us when we cry unto Him in prayers.

God was angry with David when he counted the people of Israel and sent a plague among the people, such that seventy thousand men died in one day. But David cried out for God’s mercy, which he knew would always answer for him and God was intreated.

…Let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
2 Samuel 24:14

There is a need to understand the place of God’s mercy in our affairs. What you are fighting against may not be the devil, or witches and wizards as you have thought; it could be something you have done, like David, that has angered God. He can be intreated when you call for His mercy.

Maybe a curse was placed upon one of your forefathers, which you inherited without knowing. Some people have so much money but can’t account for how it is spent. They have no land, house, or anything to show for all the money that passes through their hands; yet they are heavily indebted.

Some don’t even know what next to do with their lives. They just keep wandering about. They invest in all manner of businesses and never realize anything out of them. For some people, the things or habits plaguing them are like ancestral curses. They discover that things such as poverty, failure, marriage spell, immorality, drunkenness, lying, etc. run through all their Family tree.

If you find yourself in any of such predicament, you can cry out for the mercy of God to severe you from them. You can say to God, “Lord, I don’t know the cause of this thing, but You know all things. Whatever I may have dabbled into through carelessness or ignorance and which has brought this affliction in my life, Lord have mercy! Whatever may have come on me through the negative side of my natural background, let Your mercy prevail for me!”

Plead the mercy of God against that mysterious affliction in your life and it will give up, and you will be free.

In Matthew 9:13, Jesus said:

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mercy is God’s nature. When three nations came against Judah in battle, Judah went out against them singing of the mercy of God; and the Bible says God set ambushments against their enemies (2 Chron. 20:21-22).

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Lamentations 3:22

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