how to address our prayers

Although the prayer “lord have mercy” is at times exclusively associated with the so-called jezus-prayer, each religion has own version(s). Since the origin of the prayer goes back to mankind’s primal days, this is not surprising. Sadly, tribes and nations have been fighting each other since the beginning of history. The defeated pleaded for their lives to be spared.

As intensely as they we too should pray “lord have mercy”. Pleading for the relief of no matter what kind of pain, suffered by no matter whom.

The lord we address may be jezus, but also buddha, or allah, or krishna - or whichever lord our heart goes out to. One may even leave the lord unnamed. Praying “have mercy”. To pray is not restricted to religion.