Day 1: Mercy

prayasoneToday is day 1 of the 40-day AS ONE national appeal to heaven (September 30 – November 8, 2016).

Day 1: Mercy
: a compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power
: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
: compassionate treatment of those in distress

PRAY: Merciful Father, today I pray that you would make the leaders of this nation men and women of mercy. I pray that those who are elected or re-elected this November would be people who have tasted of your mercy—your grace, your salvation—and who will extend that mercy to those they lead. May power be given only to those who will use it in accordance with your righteous mercy.

Titus 3:4-7 (NKJV)

“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

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Author: Dr. Mary Ellen Schoonover

Well loved! I have been blessed all my life to be surrounded by family and friends that nurtured, supported and loved me into the person that I have become. That love has sustained me throughout whatever circumstance I have found in life. It is the greatest gift that one can give and the essential ingredient to living life with no regrets. I reached this conclusion while lying in a hospital bed on life support for 70 days. Under those circumstances I dealt with the essential ingredients of my life. What was important? Why was I alive? What did my life mean?

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