Friday, April 06, 2007

The Novena of Divine Mercy

Today begins the Divine Mercy Novena. Our Lord told Saint Faustina:

On each day of the novena you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls. By this novena I will grant every possible grace to souls.
Today, we pray for all mankind, especially sinners.

"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. ~Amen.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet can be prayed on regular Rosary beads.
  • To begin, make the sign of the cross.
  • Say one Our Father
  • Say one Hail Mary
  • Say the Apostle's Creed
  • On the Our Father Bead, say the "Eternal Father" (EF) Prayer:
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

  • On the Hail Mary Beads, say the following prayer: (R)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  • End by saying the following prayer 3 times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

You can also click here to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet online. Just click on the forward blue arrow on the top right of the screen to advance to the next prayer.

1 comment:

Innocent said...

Thanks for the link to the online prayer. This is the first time I'm praying the Novena.

With love and prayers,

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