Spiritual Gifts Outline

Show Mercy

Spiritual Gifts List Passage Reference

  • Romans 12:3-8

Definition

  • Mercy is favor in the form of withholding something justly deserved or giving something not deserved.
  • Having mercy or compassion in willingness, eagerness, cheerfulness and readiness to support another person.
  • Pity does not get involved and only feels sorry for another. Compassion shares a burden so that it feels and understands another's suffering.

Sample Prayers Related To This Gift of the Holy Spirit

Thank you, Jesus, that your Spirit brings such comfort to my heart. When I am sad or frightened, remind me that all I need to do is open myself to You. Your love will wrap around me like a warm, comforting blanket. Amen

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