Madonna and Lourdes Have Mercy?

This picture depicting a fanny-pack wearing Madonna in Malawi accompanied by an entourage, is also reportedly the first one of Madge and the three-year-old Mercy James together.

The Sun is reporting that Mercy is the little girl in the purple dress holding the hand of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes and looking back at the camera.

The courts will rule on Madonna’s proposed adoption of Mercy on Friday.

“To deny Chifundo [Mercy’s African name] the opportunity to be adopted by me could expose her to hardship and emotional trauma which is otherwise avoidable,” Madonna is said to have written in court documents.

“This is all very confidential, and Judge Chombo must still make her ruling — but that ruling will be in favour of Madonna,” a senior Malawian official said.

That statement was cause enough for Madge to throw a celebratory dinner party at the lodge she’s staying at this week.

Madonna’s other adopted child, Malawian David Banda, held Mercy’s hand and introduced her to guests as “my new sister.”

“Madonna looked incredibly proud and happy, and David was so funny — he couldn’t leave Mercy alone and pulled her around all the guests,” a source said.