"Wings of mercy"

Devout and consecrated characters have used the term "mercy" in their humble petitions to God for help. Indeed the prayer for mercy is not merely one of petition or supplication, but denotes an attitude of humility, a meek yielding up of one's human self-sufficiency to find God's all-sufficiency. Admitting one's own inability to cope with the situation, one instinctively gives up his false pride and self-confidence, drops all human props, and turns wholly to God. And so a prayer for mercy is at times more than a humble supplication; it is a mighty realization that we of ourselves can do nothing, but that God can do all. Truly the rewards from such a prayer are rich and boundless. For swiftly on His wings of tender compassion comes Love's answering call. "His mercy endureth for ever."

In the words of a hymn (Hymnal, No. 81) we find thoughts of great comfort and protection:

Our Place in the New World
December 16, 1944

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