Inciting God to Mercy

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Inciting God to Mercy

Description: Three figures in the center of the image represent fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Above their heads, a large winged heart hovers and above that, God emerges from a cloud. The Latin superscription reads, "Three things persuade God to mercy" and the text below, "What quickly calls down divine peace from the heavenly city? A generous hand toward the poor; Fasting; Dedication in prayer.".

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