Miracles happen not just because of our faith but Love unlocks the supernatural power of God because He is Love.
When we are praying for a miracle for ourselves or for another person, we must come to the Lord not only in faith, but also with a heart of compassion and love. When we pray for a miracle for ourselves, we must know that God is compassionate and that Jesus is moved with compassion. We must trust that He loves us and wants the best for us. We can know that He will make a way where there seems to be no way because of His great love for us. Jesus is the Way! We can trust in the Lord’s compassion for us because the Bible is full of reminders of His great love.
If we are praying for a miracle in a loved one’s life or in another person’s life then we should be praying for them out of a heart of compassion and love and trust that Jesus also loves them and so does our Father. If we are praying for a loved one out of a heart of judgment, condemnation, criticism, aggravation or frustration then we will not see the wonder working power of God at work. Love for another and compassion for someone else moves us to stand in the gap for them and pray for God’s mercy and love to be at work in their life. Evil is overcome by good. Hate is defeated and deflated by love. We forgive others because we have been forgive of so much. We pray for others because our heart is broken that they are wandering in darkness when we know that they don’t have to be in darkness any longer. We pray for others because we know that our Father loves them and wants to heal them, bless them, show them the Way, keep them from stumbling, give them hope and so much more!
Our prayers are hindered when we pray out of wrong motives. BUT: When we forgive others and love them with the love of Christ, seeing into their heart and not judging by only what we see, but look deeper into that person’s heart and see that we are all in need of love and compassion and mercy and pray the same type of prayers for them that we pray for ourselves, then we will see miracles!
LOVE + COMPASSION + HUMILITY + FAITH + HOPE + STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD
= MIRACLE BREAKTHROUGHS
Any motives beyond love and compassion hinder our prayers.
Love and compassion and humility open doors – the doors to a move of God like we haven’t seen!
Look past the illness, the addiction, the pain, the lifestyle, the sin, the hatred, the darkness TO THE PERSON!
Every person, including yourself, equals a hurting heart and soul that Jesus bled and died and rose again for, so why wouldn’t He want to heal every person and set every person free?
Jesus was moved with compassion and healed! Mark 8:2, Mark 6:34, Matthew 15:32, 20:34, 14:14, 9:36 and God is compassionate! II Chronicles 30:9 and many more!
Get in on the love and compassion of our Father in Christ! Be unified in the Spirit of Love and power of Jesus!
Compassion and compassionate are in the Bible over 100 times as used to describe God, Jesus and those who are in Christ, believers in Christ.
Here is a link to the list of where compassion and compassionate – just those two words – are in the Bible (NIV)
because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I amcompassionate.
And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will havecompassion.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
and none of the condemned things are to be found in your hands. Then the Lord will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors—
Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children,
then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
But the Lord was gracious to them and hadcompassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy them or banish them from his presence.
If you return to the Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be showncompassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious andcompassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,
“Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.
So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your greatcompassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.
“But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.
[ Psalm 51 ] [ For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. ] Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Havecompassion on your servants.
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious andcompassionate and righteous.
The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
Your compassion, Lord, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.
For the Lord will vindicate his people and havecompassion on his servants.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants, nor will they look with compassion on children.
The Lord will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.
When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show youcompassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lordcomforts his people and will have compassionon his afflicted ones.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who hascompassion on you.
“Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.
[ Praise and Prayer ] I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to hiscompassion and many kindnesses.
Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness andcompassion are withheld from us.
But after I uproot them, I will again havecompassion and will bring each of them back to their own inheritance and their own country.
I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the Lord. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.’”
After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’
“This is what the Lord says: “‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and havecompassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.
Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him,” declares the Lord.
then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’”
I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.’
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
Though he brings grief, he will showcompassion, so great is his unfailing love.
With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed.
As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.
No one looked on you with pity or hadcompassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised.
“Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lordsays: I will now restore the fortunes of Jacob and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name.
Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel,
I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love andcompassion.
“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all mycompassion is aroused.
“I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction? “I will have no compassion,
Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Who knows? God may yet relent and withcompassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
[ Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion ] But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry.
He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said,Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy andcompassion to one another.
“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I havecompassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.
“On the day when I act,” says the LordAlmighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassionon them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
“I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will havecompassion on whom I have compassion.”
[ Praise to the God of All Comfort ] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
[ Imitating Christ’s Humility ] Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves withcompassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full ofcompassion and mercy.
[ Suffering for Doing Good ] Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.