Seeking the Savior's Mercy
"LORD JESUS CHRIST, SON Of THE LIVING GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME A SINNER." (Luke 18:9-14) In contemporary study, the exchange between Jesus and a tax collector two thousand years ago has biblical wording that has been valued in a myriad of texts by followers. Its "fruit" includes a proclamation of our endless wretchedness, seeking the Savior's mercy. It animates and transfigures every deed in Christ Jesus. It is the heart's cry, eliminating inconsistent thoughts before a seamless measure of Holy Truth, A foundation for countless discourse and endless edits, its cause and caliber is ever relevant. That is, to persevere, seeking the gift of charity, tenderness and compassion through the intervention of the Holy Spirit throughout endless moments of the most meaningful human desire to become more Christ-like. The prayer exceeds mere reason, focusing the spirit and soul on Christ, seeking sacred humility as the foundation of his ineffable treasure. Let us pray:
My Lord and my Savior, hearken to our heart's desire to conform only into your will and way across and exceeding this time of experiential ministry. Lead us as only you desire in prayerful service before your creation, keeping us ever mindful of all sacred words and outcomes in your most holy words. Amen, and again we say, Amen and Amen.