“Keep saying the Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me!”
“From my mother’s womb you called me to serve you, Lord. Help me to see myself in light of the purpose for which you brought me into being. Make me what I should be. Change me, whatever the cost.”
“Nothing is better than the peace that we find in you, O Christ. It brings victory over all evil, and makes it easy to reflect on the grace of the Holy Spirit within us. With all our thoughts and desires, in all our efforts and actions, we implore you: Lord, give us peace!”
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. (Psalm 2)
People of every culture have looked at themselves, at their respective values, worldview, and accomplishments, and thought, “Surely, this is as good as it gets. Surely, we’ve arrived.”
In truth, every one of them (including our own) is transient. Christians should know this. Wherever and whenever we may be, we are sojourners.
We have not arrived until God has said, “Now. Now you have arrived. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”
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“Cast me not away from your presence because of my foolish presumption. Increase in me the right presumption of your grace and grant that I, the first of sinners, may love you with all my mind, all my heart, all my soul and all my strength, as you have commanded.”
“Lord God, do not take me away while my mind is still bound by darkness. When you are pleased to end my life, give me warning that I may prepare my soul to come before you. Be with me, Lord, at that awesome hour and assure me by your grace of the joy of my salvation.”
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. (Psalm 4)
New podcast episode…
In this Bible study of Matthew 9:27-35, Fr. Andrew talks about the deeper meaning of the prayer, “Lord, have mercy.”
Want to listen on the go? You can also find this episode on anchor.fm.
“Establish me on the path of your commandments, and until my last breath do not let me stray from the light of your precepts. May your commandments be the sole law of my being in this life and for all eternity.”