Luke 17:11-19 (13) – And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. (KJV)

Read: Psalms 136

The mercy of God activates favour and triggers the manifestation of miracles. Before anything can be achieved physically, God’s mercy must be invoked in order to move Him to action. In today’s Bible reading, when the men met Jesus, their first statement was, “Master, have mercy on us.” And they were all cleansed! God’s mercy is available to everyone and can work wonders when it is desired and sought after. My prayer for you is that you will have an understanding of the workings of God’s compassion and take advantage of it in your situations, in Jesus’ name.

The other part of our Bible text focuses on how to maintain God’s mercy and the blessings that come with it. After the lepers had received their miracles through mercy, only one of them returned to give thanks to the Lord. Then Christ said to him, “Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.” This statement shows that thanksgiving is the secret to sustaining whatever has been received from God. In other words, gratitude preserves the workings of His mercy.

Beloved, it is not only enough to attract God’s attention through mercy; you also need to keep Him focused on you by constantly giving thanks. Peradventure, you have prayed and still haven’t gotten any results. Continue asking for God’s mercy and adding thanksgiving to your prayers. Heaven will hearken to you, in Jesus’ name.


Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God — Martin Rinkart (1636)

1. Father, I repent of my sins and ingratitude. Please have mercy on me and make me whole.

2. In this present state of my life, health, or marriage (mention), Father, please let Your mercy move You to action in my life.


1. Whatever will happen that will untimely terminate my destiny and journey of greatness, Father, destroy them!

2. I decree that I shall not die before the manifestation of God’s glory in my life, family, and Church.

3. Father, deliver me from any unfruitful labour and impending shame.


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