Prayers for Compassion and Mercy

Prayer to Have Eyes of Christ:

Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking for your help in increasing my compassion and mercy. I know that these qualities are important for living a life that is filled with love and understanding for others.

Please help me to see the world through your eyes, to understand that everyone is struggling in their own way and to show them kindness and compassion no matter what they have done or where they come from.

Help me to be more forgiving and to let go of anger and resentment towards others. Help me to show mercy to those who have wronged me and to extend grace to those who need it most. Lord, you are rich in mercy, to the point of dying for our sins. I want to grow more in my walk to be like you. Ephesians 2:4 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us.”

I pray that you would fill my heart with your love and compassion, so that I may be a source of hope and comfort to those around me.

I know that I cannot do this on my own and I humbly ask for your help and guidance as I strive to become a more compassionate and merciful person.

In your holy name I pray, Amen.

Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

Prayer Have More Empathy Toward Others:

Colossians 3:12 “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”

Heavenly Father, I want to feel like you feel. I want to see others as you see them. Help me put myself in each person’s place to better understand what others are going through. I know if I put myself in another person’s place, I may be better able to help them and understand their feelings.

I come before you today seeking your wisdom and guidance. I pray that you would help me to have more empathy toward others.

I ask that you would give me a heart that is sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. Help me to see the world through their eyes, to understand their struggles, and to feel their pain. Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”

I pray that you would give me the ability to be a good listener and to provide comfort and support to those who are hurting. I pray that you would give me the wisdom to know when to speak and when to remain silent.

I pray that you would give me the courage to stand up for those who are marginalized and to be an advocate for those who are not able to speak for themselves.

I pray that you would give me the patience and kindness to be a good friend and to be a positive influence in the lives of those around me.

I know that true empathy comes from you, and I pray that you would fill me with your love and compassion. I trust in your guidance and I know that you will help me to be a better person, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.”

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