Matthew 5:7-8. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
God will give us mercy at the measure we give mercy to others. There are plenty of times we want to help people, but are out of our reach to do so. We can still help and give up some offering, whether it is donations to a charity that helps the people God has put into our hearts to help or some act of self-denial to back up our prayers. There are great needs everywhere, for example children caught up in the sex trade could do with your help. Even praying for them for five minutes a day or better still say the rosary for them. God does answer prayers, especially if we keep it up. I often pray for God to stop abortions and God told me one day that many babies haven’t been aborted because of me praying for them. I have prayed for them for about eight years. So you see you can still help.
A woman by the name of Gabrielle Bossis went past a brothel and her heart went out to them and Jesus said to her ‘how many times have I told you when you can’t enter, your prayers enter.’ It is important to remember you will receive mercy if you give it. Not long ago I went through a crisis of not believing I will go to heaven if I die. I believed everybody else would, but not me. God brought to my attention because of an act of mercy to someone, giving them hope when they really need it, God gave me hope and let me know that I was fine with Him. You don’t know when you are going to need mercy from God, because of a crisis you find yourself in. Your faith may not always be strong enough. It is necessary to show mercy to others, for the glory of God and for our salvation. God said in Exodus 33:19……. I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
So not everybody receives mercy, because they did not give it. Children who are tortured every day by being sexual insulted needs our prayers as so many other people do. Let’s not be selfish and start praying for people who are in hopeless situations. We would like to know other people are praying for us when we are in a crisis wouldn’t we?