A Prayer for Mercy

Saint Jerome

detail of Jerome from daVinci painting

O Lord
show your mercy to me
and gladden my heart.Spacer
I am like the man
on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
and left for dead:
O Good Samaritan,
come to my aid.
I am like the sheep
that went astray:
O Good Shepherd,
seek me out and bring me home
in accord with your will.

Let me dwell in your house
all the days of my life
and praise you forever and ever.
Spacer--Saint Jerome, 342 - 420

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd, as depicted
on the wall of a Roman catacomb

The Lord's lovingkindnesses
indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning.

Lamentations 3:22-23
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions

Psalm 51:1
Let us then approach
the throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

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