Mercy for Today (Hardcover)

A Daily Prayer from Psalm 51

By Jonathan Parnell

B&H Books, 9781535959278, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

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You cannot make it without God’s mercy.
Do we just need God’s grace in dark and shameful moments? Are prayers for mercy only for those times when we really mess up? Jonathan Parnell says we need God’s mercy all the time. In fact, contrary to many church cultures, Parnell shows that asking God for mercy should be as regular as asking God for our daily bread.
There’s no doubt that David was in a terrible predicament when he first prayed the words of Psalm 51. It was a dark and shameful moment in the Bible, and one so dark and shameful it seldom feels relevant to us today. But David’s most desperate prayer is really a prayer for all of us—and not just for our worst moments, but for our every moment. In these pages, you'll discover:
  • how to pray a daily, memorable prayer derived from Psalm 51

  • how to practice daily repentance and soul care

  • how to pursue God and experience his joy in the Christian life

This is God’s mercy, and it’s Mercy for Today.

About the Author

Jonathan Parnell is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis-St.Paul, a church he and his team planted in 2015. He is a church-planting trainer with the Send Network and the author of Never Settle for Normal: The Proven Path to Significance and Happiness (2017). He and his wife, Melissa, live in the Twin Cities with their seven children.