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Date: 01-04-2020

'We are praying to you because you are merciful, not because we have done right' [Daniel 9:18(GNB)]

'We are praying to you because you are merciful, not because we have done right'. It does not always follow that those who pray are more holy than those who do not. The reality is that we often pray most sincerely on occasions when we realise we have done wrong and need God's forgiveness and mercy. It is likely that the cry of the drowning man is more desperate than the chorister who performs out of habit rather than need. We do not deserve God's attention: we claim His mercy extended to us. We come in our rags and He covers with His garment of righteousness. If we wait until we are fit we shall never come at all. The Lord hears the cry of the sinner because His blood atones for our sin. Not any merit in what we have done but what He promises to do should drive us to prayer today.

BAM Break & Meditate – Authors: Maurice Paine [AP=Andy Paine] Quotations used are from the Authorised Version of the Bible unless indicated by one of the following:

  • RAV  –  Revised Authorised Version
  • NIV   –  New International Version
  • GNB  –  Good News Bible
  • RSV  –  Revised Standard Version