Praying from Matthew 12:7. Themes: Mercy, Sacrifice, Guiltless.
Dear God, help me to understand the true meaning of mercy and not just focus on outward sacrifices. May I never condemn the innocent and may I always show compassion and kindness to those around me. Guide me to live a life that reflects your love and mercy. Amen.
Verse: But if you had known what this means, ‘ I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you wouldn’t have condemned the guiltless.
This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to understand the meaning of ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’ and not to condemn the innocent.