A Prayer For Mercy and Grace

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Father, I have stopped asking for miracles.

My wounded heart has lost the faith it once had for hoping You might step in and make something out of nothing.  

I still believe in YOU.  I still hope in YOU.

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BUT I am resigned to a life of waiting to see redemption and restoration in Heaven, not here.

In the waiting I ask only two things:  Mercy and grace.

Please, please show me mercy, Lord.

Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, For I am distressed and needy [I long for Your help].

Psalm 86:1 AMP

Please spare me even greater pain and sorrow. Please don’t pile more burdens on my broken back-I don’t think I can make another step if You do.

And I beg  You to overwhelm my hurting heart with Your grace.

He said to me, “My grace is enough to cover and sustain you. My power is made perfect in weakness.” So ask me about my thorn, inquire about my weaknesses, and I will gladly go on and on—I would rather stake my claim in theseand have the power of the Anointed One at home within me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 VOICE

Let me feel your Presence, let my spirit be strengthened by your Spirit, give me grace to accept what You’ve allowed and the strength to carry it.

Amen.

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Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

5 thoughts on “A Prayer For Mercy and Grace”

  1. Melanie-15 years ago my wife and I participated in our 1st Christmas season without our youngest of 4. She was in a car accident that
    ushered her into heaven along with 3 other teenagers. 7 bibles at the accident scene, broad daylight going to see Carmen’s movie” Champion.” That Christmas everyone gathered at our house as they had every other year. The noise was the same, the activities were the same and the food was the same. My family and I were not the same! Everyone else seemed to want it to the same. My feelings at that time mirrored much the same as yours. In all the activities I exited to get firewood, it was a snowy night and no wind, which was unusual for our area. As I began to gather the firewood God spoke to me and told me to be still and not to move or turn around and revealed that my daughter was there and wanted to see me. I was not allowed to look for her or to see her: this was for her! Even though I did not see her, I received the most critical Christmas present I could have. I learned that Lynley was as real as ever and that she had not changed and I still had 4 children. Also God filled a need in her life and mine. He is with her and cares for her in His presence as well as with us caring for our needs presently. Immanuel God with us took on a grand meaning that moment- as much as I desire my daughter’s presence I was shown what was most important is that God is with us, those on both sides and I was invited -as you have been, to live in two worlds. Lynley resides in heaven,but it is not so far away. I pray that you get a special gift from our Father this season and that it helps carry you into your next steps. God is with “US” those who reside in both worlds, real worlds for real people. I never write on social media but want you to know you encourage us always with your insightful wonderful writings. You have a blessed gift and God is with you.

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    1. Thank you very much John. I appreciate your breaking silence on social media to share your experience. It’s a great encouragement to my heart and a very real gift. May the Lord continue to bless you as you have blessed me.

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