We had a devotional time yesterday morning at the meeting I’m attending. The leader began with the Kyrie, the three part prayer in our liturgy, “Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.” Years ago one of my professors called this the most important prayer we can pray. We may think this strange, or an exaggeration. It doesn’t contain any words of praise. There are no requests for needs. Quite true, but it does bring us in humility before our God. It is kneeling in trust before our Lord who has shown Himself to be merciful many times in life. It focuses our attention on the true source of life from whom all good comes. Yes, in thinking about the Kyrie in this way it does, at least, make it one of our most important prayers. May the wideness of God’s mercy rest upon you today and always.