50 Effective Bible verses about God’s Mercy and Prayer

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God’s mercy is a mystery that no human can solve, the lord’s mercy is that which speaks on your behalf when you can no longer speak for yourself.
Compiled on this post are 50 effective bible verses about God’s mercy.

it is the lord’s mercy we are not condemned and this is a vital keep for longevity believers shouldn’t forget.

What Is God’s Mercy?

God’s mercy means God’s pity, compassion, and kindness toward his people. The lord’s mercy shows up in the life of a believer at salvation, and then God continues to show his mercy and forgiveness. The lord  Mercy is what triumphs over judgment.

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Definition of Mercy

Theologians defined “mercy” in clear terms. In The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Edwards said it most graphically:

“According to God’s sovereign pleasure, God is pleased to show his mercy to His enemies. Though He is infinitely above all and stands in no need of creatures; yet He is graciously pleased to take a merciful notice of poor worms in the dust.”

On a lighter note, Millard Erickson wrote in Christian Theology,

“God’s mercy is His tenderhearted, loving compassion for His people. It is His tenderness of heart toward the needy. If grace contemplates humans as sinful, guilty, and condemned, mercy sees them as miserable and needy.”

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50 Effective Bible verses about God’s mercy

Scripturally, at the root of the word “mercy,” we find several Old Testament Hebrew words.
Below are scriptures that talks of God’s mercy


Hebrews 4:16
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

James 2:13
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Psalm 86:5
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 5:8
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:14
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 9:15
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Timothy 1:16
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Samuel 22:26
With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man, you show yourself blameless.

2 Samuel 24:14
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”

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

Daniel 9:9
To the Lord, our God belongs mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him.

Deuteronomy 4:31
For the Lord, your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Ephesians 2:4
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us.

Exodus 34:6
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”

Hosea 6:6
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

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Jonah 4:2
And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.”

Lamentations 3:22
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.

Luke 1:50
“And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.”

Luke 1:78
“Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high.”

Malachi 3:17
“They shall be mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.”

Matthew 23:23
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”

Matthew 5:7
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Matthew 9:13
“Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights in steadfast love.

Numbers 14:18
The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Jeremiah 3:12
Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “Return faithless Israel,” declares the Lord. “I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord;” “I will not be angry forever.”

Joel 2:13
And rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 103:11
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.

Psalm 103:17
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children.

Psalm 103:8
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 130:7
O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord, there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.

Psalm 145:9
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 51:1
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him after he had gone into Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

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Romans 9:18
So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

Titus 3:5
He saved us, not because of works are done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

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Powerful Prayers For God’s Mercy

God is a merciful father,  Below are powerful prayers to ask for His mercy.

Prayer for Repentance 

Dear God, I come to you as a sinner who is undeserving of your grace and presence. I repent all my sins and ask you to forgive me so that my request may be heard by you. Lord, have mercy on me and fill me with your grace. Wash me with the blood of your son Jesus Christ that I may shine and walk unashamed. I ask for your favor from this moment to the end of the day. I thank you, for you are faithful. Amen.


Merciful Cleansing Prayer

Christ my Savior, your wounds remind me of the suffering I put you through. Have mercy on me and wash me with thy blood and water. Cleanse me and make me whole again. Redeem my soul and make me a vessel of your work that I may testify of your unending mercies every day. I bow to you today asking for your mercy and grace to fill my cup that I may want no more from the earthly things. Amen.

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Prayer for Remembrance 

Father, Most High, I fall before your throne acknowledging your power and might over the whole universe. I am just a tiny being among the many you created; those we know and many more that we do not know. Remember me, oh God, as you bless each other being in your creation. Have mercy on me and write my name in your book of life that I may live to see your Holy face. Amen.


Guide Me Prayer

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, you were born of the Holy Spirit, yet you walked on this earth and endured suffering. Teach me, Lord, how to be humble and endure the troubles that challenge my faith. May your mercy upon me win me a favor on earth and beyond. Guide me in everything I do so I will testify and sing of your greatness. Just like you lived among men, grant me a peaceful heart that is forgiving and loving. I pray that you are my light and guide, Amen.


Bind Me to You Prayer

Oh Most Merciful God, hear my cry and look to me with your merciful eyes. I may not be worthy of your presence Lord, but I strip myself of all connection to fleshly desires and bind myself to you. Father, show mercy upon me and stretch your hand towards me in time of need. Please, do not forsake me, hear me when I call, heal me of my pains, and set me up to live and proclaim your glory. Amen.


Contentment Prayer

Dear God, I love and adore you. I am grateful for every breath I take, a roof over my head, for the shoes on my feet, and the food on my table. Lord, I pray for your love and mercy to complete me and make me whole. As a human, I find myself complaining and being ungrateful. Teach me to always be content and know that your grace is sufficient every day. Ignite my heart’s desire to live in your presence and take me as your own. Amen.


Prayer to Stand in Faith 

Christ Jesus, through you, all my sins have been wiped away. You have paid all my debts and I now stand free with no one to point a finger at me. It is your mercy that made you obey your Father that you may save a wretch like me. You gave yourself wholly so that I may live. Thank you, Jesus, for your unending love and mercy. Pour upon me your grace and strength to stand in faith even in trying times. May I be more like you, Amen.


Prayer for Right Path 

Dear Lord, Merciful creator, you placed us on this earth with a purpose to serve you, Lord. Yet sometimes we do things that do not please you. Lord, we seek your mercy upon us that we may find favor in you and be delivered from the wrong path. Set us on the right path and equip us with the courage to act as your vessels. May we glorify and praise your name forever. Amen.


Prayer to Spread the Gospel 

Heavenly Father, with every breath I take I feel your power in me. I am thankful for the gift of life and the gift of the church. Lord, I ask that you open the eyes of my heart so that I may live righteously as you teach us. Lord, May I dwell in your church empowered by your holy spirit to keep spreading your Gospel. May your mercy on me save me from the temptations of the world. I will eternally praise your name. Amen.


Grant Me Your Favor Prayer

Heavenly Lord, I look to you at this moment seeking your showers of blessings and mercy. As I go on with what I am doing, grant me your favor that I may be victorious, oh Lord. Show thy hand in my work and manifest yourself through me. You are the most righteous and I ask you to lead me in your ways, Oh Lord. Your outstretched hand upon my life is all I am asking for. Amen.


Forgive Trespasses Prayer

Holy Lord, to you I come with all my needs and troubles and you provide for me. You are an unconditional God and I will not be ashamed to say what you have done for me. Lord, forgive me my trespasses and teach me to forgive those who trespass against me so you may not be ashamed of me as your child. May your spirit of love, power, and oneness fill me and overflow. Amen.