During the Lenten season we have the Prayer Over the People as Mass concludes. I find these prayers to be powerful in their simplicity. Today's for example says
"Watch over your people, Lord,and in your kindness cleanse them from all sin, for if evil has no dominion over them, no trial can do them harm."
What a great prayer . . . the mercy of God forgives the sin that holds dominion over the sinner, giving them the protection and freedom from harm. Knowing that mercy, what have we to fear? A great reminder.