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Default Help with "May God have mercy on your soul"

In "May God have mercy on your soul." how is the 'may' acting.

It's not a command or a question. What is it?

I had a student ask about it and all I said was it is a way of wishing/praying/hoping to mean 'I hope that...'

'May the force be with you!'

Other than religion and Star Wars movies do we use this form?
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