Orthodox Ring with the prayer LORD, HAVE MERCY Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), Blackening Average weight: ~3.3-5.5 g / 0.11-0.16 oz Technique: casting, blackening, handmade. Symbolism and application of the item This ring represents the union between the individual and the Church. It is intended to help one establish and maintain a ...prayerful relationship with God. Prayer rings like this one have played a protective role and encouraged pious deeds since ancient times. This Orthodox prayer ring carries the short prayer "Lord, have mercy", the oldest and most common to all Christians. It is inscribed thrice to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. One is supposed to utter this prayer while recalling one's sins. According to St. John Chrysostom, "He who says: Have mercy on me, has been absolved, for those who have been pardoned shall not be punished. He who says: Have mercy on me, has gained the Kingdom of Heaven, for those pardoned by God are not only spared punishment but are granted all things good in the future". Technical details of the Orthodox Ring with the prayer "Lord, have mercy" The ring is made from grade 925 sterling silver decorated with blackening. The compact design and small weight (from 0.11-0.16 oz depending on the size) makes the ring quite inconspicuous. It is a universal item that can be worn at all times, regardless of the occasion or outfit. The ring makes a perfect gift for a spouse who wishes to deepen their relationship with God. Besides, it is an excellent gift for a child who is relocating to help them remind themselves of their obligation to pray.