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10 Psalms About God’s Mercy

God’s mercy abounds; it endures forever. It is offered freely to those who believe in Christ and was exemplified in His sacrifice for our sins and triumphant resurrection.

Throughout the Psalms, we find declarations of the Lord’s merciful character and pleas for an outpouring of His abundant mercy. As we prepare our hearts for Divine Mercy Sunday, we invite you to meditate upon this selection of 10 Psalms about God’s mercy.

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Calling Upon God for His Mercy

“Remember your compassion and your mercy, O Lord,
for they are ages old.” – Psalm 25:6

“Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love;
in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.
Thoroughly wash away my guilt;
and from my sin cleanse me.” – Psalm 51:3-4

“Do not, O Lord, withhold
your mercy from me;
let your steadfast love and your faithfulness
keep me safe forever.” – Psalm 40:11

“Have mercy on me, God,
have mercy on me.
In you I seek refuge.
In the shadow of your wings I seek refuge
till harm pass by.
I call to God Most High,
to God who provides for me.” – Psalm 57:2-3

Praising God for His Mercy

“Praise the Lord, for he is good;
for his mercy endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1

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In the Christ in Majesty mosaic, one of Christ’s eyebrows is raised in judgment, the other is relaxed, revealing his mercy and kindness to His children

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in mercy and truth.” – Psalm 86:15

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
his mercy endures forever!” – Psalm 107:1

Declaring the Merciful Character of God

“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth toward those who honor his covenant and decrees.” – Psalm 25:10

“Lord, you are good and forgiving,
most merciful to all who call on you.
Lord, hear my prayer;
listen to my cry for help.
On the day of my distress I call to you,
for you will answer me.” – Psalm 86:5

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

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