Virtue: Mercy

We are getting to know and better understand the character of God each day through these virtues…

…what a blessing.

Today I’m reminded of Lamentations 3:22-23 “The faithful love of the LORD never ends!  His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.

What is mercy?  This is how I explained it to my boys…it’s like a judge finding you guilty, but then withholding any punishment.  An act of mercy is giving help or compassion on someone afflicted.  We had the opportunity to talk about a current situation that happened during recess at school.  My older son saw how another child was shown “mercy”

Personally, I am beyond grateful for mercy.  The blessings I do. not. deserve.  The grace, kindness, gentleness, tolerance, and forgiveness that I do. not. deserve when I make wrong decisions or mess up royally.

His mercies never cease…GREAT is His faithfulness.  I pray, “May my children and I always be merciful, just as You Father are merciful.


You’ve just read day 8 of  the series: 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children.  Whether your children are young or old, whether you’re expecting or hope to be expecting, whether the children in your life are biologically yours, adopted, step, or they are just precious to you — you can join in and pray for them!!


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  1. says

    Morning Teri!
    I love when we get to show God’s truth to our children in the midst of every day ways! Thank you God for your mercy! WONDERFUL post, thanks for sharing! -Blessings towards you girl, Amy

    • Teri says

      I know…HE has some special and very unique ways of showing us how much He loves us…delights in us! So great to have YOU on this journey…thank you for the comment =)

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