Spiritual Gift of Mercy

Mercy (Rom. 12:8; Luke 5:1213)

The spiritual gift of Mercy is the supernatural ability to empathize and comfort those are mourning or suffering, and to be used as an agent of healing and restoration.

People who are graced with the gift of Mercy comfort people who are hurting and nurse them back to strength and hope in Christ.

Example from the Scripture:
The most familiar passage in the Scripture that deals with mercy is the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). The Scripture also mentions Dorcas as someone who was known to possess this gift (Acts 9:36).

When this gift is present:
When the gift of Mercy is active in a local church people who are walking through difficult times are comforted in real and tangible way.

When this gift is absent:
When the gift of Mercy is not present in a local church those who are suffering or going through a difficult time in life will struggle to find someone who will walk with them.

In the Life of Jesus:
During Jesus’ ministry the Scripture tells us that he was moved with great compassion for the crowds that followed him. (Matthew 14:14) (Mark 6:34)

Do you have the spiritual gift of Mercy?

* Do you feel drawn to befriend those who are in are in difficult situations in life?
* Do you feel energized by helping people who are suffering?
* Are you deeply moved with compassion for those that are going through a struggle in life?
* Take our free spiritual gift test

Practical ways to implement and develop the spiritual gift of Mercy:
* Ask your pastor to put you in touch with those who are grieving or walking through a difficult time in life.
* Spend time praying that God would strengthen this gifting.
* Check out our Bible Studies on spiritual gifts.
* Check out our videos and interviews.
* Sign up for our email list.

Ministry opportunities:
* Compassion ministry
* Advocacy
* Counseling
* Prepare food for sick and needy

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