When a word pops up in several places without human coordination, it might well be a message from God.
"Mercy" has been coming up in a number of places. I ran into it here (see comment 3) last night and then this morning in the prayer here.
In unsettled, frightening times (and we are having them in the church and in the world), we are preserved and comforted only by the reality of God's mercy.
The word "mercy" runs all through the Bible, but perhaps the best verse for today is
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.