100 Days of Mercy ~ Scripture Verses

Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth!
Burst into joyful song, O mountains!
For the LORD has comforted his people
And will have mercy on his afflicted.
~ Isaiah 49:13

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
~ Psalm 147:3

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.
~ Psalm 116:5

He [Jesus] said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
~ Mark 5:34

The Eternal God is Thy refuge,
and underneath are the Everlasting arms.
– Deuteronomy 33:27

In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but that very Spirit intercedes for us with sighs
too deep for words.
~ Romans 8:26

For You alone my soul in silence waits.
~ Psalm 63:1

My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
~ Isaiah 26:9a

I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
~ Isaiah 49:16

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
~1 Chronicles 16:34

Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
~ Psalm 33:20-22

The LORD, your God, is in your midst,
. . . he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love,
he will exalt over you with loud singing.
~ Zephaniah 3:17

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
~ Isaiah 61:3

Be strong and courageous;
have no fear or dread of them,
for it is the Lord your God who goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
~ Deuteronomy 31:6

And they shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,
that brings forth their fruit in its season;
and whose leaf does not wither;
In all that they do, they shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3

The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
And cares for those who trust in him.
~ Nahum 1:7

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
~ Psalm 46:1

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows;
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and
afflicted ~ Isaiah 53:4

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
~ Psalm 37:3 – 5

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
~ 3 John 1:2

The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness
~ Psalm 103:8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy.
(The words of Jesus in Matthew 5:7)

Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!
~ Psalm 31:24

Suffering invites us to place our hurts in larger hands.
In Christ we see God suffering – for us.
And calling us to share in God’s
suffering love for a hurting world.
The small and even overpowering pains
of our lives are intimately connected
with the greater pains of Christ.
Our daily sorrows are anchored in a
greater sorrow and therefore a larger hope.
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
~ Psalm 28:7

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8:38-39

In returning to me and resting in me you shall be healed:
in quietness and trust shall your strength be.
~ Isaiah 30:15

Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said,
streams of living water will flow from within them.
~ John 7:38

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are stayed on Thee,
because they trust in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. ~ Galatians 2:20

To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:
~ 1 Corinthians 1:2

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23

When the cares of my heart are many,
Your consolations cheer my soul.
~ Psalm 94:19

From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I;
for you are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy. (Cancer)
~ Psalm 61:2-3

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
~ Philippians 4:6

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
~ Colossians 3:15-17

If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed . . . nothing
shall be impossible onto you. ~ Matthew 17:20

The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
~ Isaiah 58:11

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their cry. . .
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
and rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.
~ Psalm 34:15, 17-18

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul. ~ Psalm 143:8

Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. ~ Genesis 28:15

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
~ Isaiah 30:18

“I am the Light of the world”
~ John 8:12

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid,
for the LORD GOD is my strength
and my might;
he has become my salvation.
~ Isaiah 12:2

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.
~ Psalm 40:2–3

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why so disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall praise Him still,
My Savior and my God.
~ Psalm 42:5

The Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
~ Psalm 147:11

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior . . .
You are precious and honored in my sight,
and I love you. ~ Isaiah 43:1b-4

Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lords.
~ Romans 14:8

But I have trusted in Thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.
~ Psalm 13:5

“Though he slay me, yet will I praise him”. ~ Job 13:15

“For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the LORD,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
~ Jeremiah 29:11

And what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
~ Micah 6:8

Day 8 + 40 Days of Mercy + + +

Beloveds of God,
May these words be in your heart today:
You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding.
You are peace and joy and light.
You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage,
a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow,
a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion.
You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth;
the greatest peace and the grandest love.
You are these things. And in moments of your life
you have known yourself as these things.
Choose now to know yourself as these things always.

~ Neale Donald Walsch

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As the year draws to a close . . .


As this year draws to a close, receive My Peace.
This is still your deepest need, and I, your Prince of Peace,
long to pour Myself into your neediness.
My abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match.
I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own.
I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use.
I want you to be filled with My very Being,
permeated through and through with Peace.

Thank Me for My peaceful Presence, regardless of your feelings.
Whisper My Name in loving tenderness.
My Peace, which lives continually in your spirit,
will gradually work its way through your entire being.

~ Sarah Young, in Jesus Calling
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance
all that I have said to you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:26-27

Listen ~ Look ~ Breathe

Listen for the sounds unleashed in the silence.
Listen for the voices of stone that cry out to the glory of God.
Look for the sights unveiled by the rising sun.

Look for the blossoms shimmering in morning light,
singing God’s praise.
Breathe in the gift of faithful promises.
Breathe in the hope of a future world, now but not yet,
where freedom triumphs, peace and abundance reign.

(Christine Sine – http://godspace-msa.com)

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Gentle Spirit

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Spirit of Gentleness,

Flow through each moment of this day with me.

Whisper the words of grace and peace that will
calm my fears and heal my soul.

Fill me with hope to see a future bright with promise
for my life.

Nurture my dreams to grow stronger in Christ-like love.

And may I ever listen to your guidance through this day,
trusting that God’s will on earth shall now be done.


~ Morning Prayers of Anna Lin


I Am Thinking Of You

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I am thinking of you all during these holy days of Christmas.

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I am thinking of how you are like shining lights within our world today.

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I am thinking of how your love and generosity is caring for the needs of others.

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I am thinking of God’s gracious love shown to us through the birth
of Jesus Christ ~ the Savior of the world.

May the song of the angels on that first Christmas night still sing
in our hearts today:

“Glory to God in the highest ~ and on earth, peace and good will to all.”

Merry Christmas ~ ~ ~ Anna Lin (Linda Thomsen)

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Peace On Earth

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Peace….. the angel announced. But peace is as much task as gift.
Only if we become calm as earth, fluid as water, and blazing as fire will we be able to rise to the task of peacemaking, and the air will stir with the rush of wings of angels arriving to help us. This is why I wish you that great inner stillness which alone allows us to speak, even today, without irony of “peace on earth” and, without despair, to work for it.

~Brother David Steindalrast

Advent Peace – Slow Me Down Lord

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Slow me down, O Prince of Peace.
Help me to be still . . . in the silence . . .
to wait patiently for your coming.
So often I push too hard, trying to make things happen.
Help me to remember that in God’s time, all will be well.
Even in the swirling of creation, God chose to “rest” . . .
to wait. In this quiet resting I am more aware of the gifts of
God’s grace and mercy, and I can truly be at peace.
Help me to fall into the quiet space where silence dwells . . .
to feel the breath of the spirit resting upon me.
In this circle of silence there is safety . . . there is peace. Amen

~ Anna Lin