31The crowd(A) rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" (ESV)
Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me!O LORD, be my helper!"(ESV)
They say when it rains, it pours. Do you sometimes come into a situation wherein you are so overwhelmed you do not know how to pray or where you should start your prayer?
Lord, have mercy.
That prayer is enough. God hears that prayer and you do not have to enumerate, elaborate or spell out in detail the need you need help for. He knows you can't because the burden is so heavy it has brought you to your knees and made your mouth shut, He knows you are speechless. He knows you can not even articulate your pain that goes inside your heart, your head. That is enough. He understands and He hears and will show mercy. Sometimes you can only sigh or breath that prayer and it is enough, He understands what you are asking for. Mercy. It covers all that you need. Mercy. It summarizes that. On His mercy, we can have confidence of that because He has shown us the Cross.