Divine Mercy Novena






We pray that the Divine Mercy prayers will strengthen you as you fast

and do penance today on Good Friday.

We pray that you will grow closer to our Lord's Passion today and throughout this Novena. 
 
You can post your prayer intentions in the comments section:
 
 
These novena prayers are from St. Maria Faustina's diary where

she wrote about her encounters with Jesus. 
 
He specifically asked her to create a novena of Chaplets to be said leading up

to Divine Mercy Sunday, beginning on Good Friday. 
 
She wrote that Jesus said to her, "By this novena,

I will grant every possible grace to souls."
 
Jesus gave St. Faustina an intention for each day of the novena.

Each intention is that we would pray for a different group of souls each day,

asking for God's mercy for them. 
 
Okay, let's get to praying!
Day 1 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"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.




 
Day 2 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS,

and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy.

It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion.

Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."
 
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase

Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,

* that they may perform worthy works of mercy;

and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company

of chosen ones in Your vineyard--upon the souls of priests and religious;

and endow them with the strength of Your blessing.

For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded,

impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able

to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice

sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end.
 
Amen.


 
Day 3 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me ALL DEVOUT AND FAITHFUL SOULS,

and immerse them in the ocean

of My mercy. The souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross.

They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."
 
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy,

You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all.

Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart

and never let us escape from It.

We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the

heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls,

as upon the inheritance of Your Son.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection.

Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the

holy faith, but rather, with all the

hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless

 mercy for endless ages.
 
Amen.



 
Day 4 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD

AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET KNOW ME.

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion,

and their future zeal comforted My Heart.

Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."
 
Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world.

Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate

Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God

and of those who as yet do not know You.

Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they,

too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy;

and do not let them escape from the abode

which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls

of those who do not believe in You, and of those

who as yet do not know You,

but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

Draw them to the light of the Gospel.

These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You.

Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity

of Your mercy for endless ages.
 
Amen.


Today is the 5th day of the Divine Mercy Novena.

Thank you for making it past half-way in praying this important novena! 
 
Today, we want to pray specifically for your intentions.

 You can post your prayer intentions here:


 
Day 5 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF THOSE

WHO HAVE SEPARATED THEMSELVES FROM MY CHURCH,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.

During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart,

that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church,

My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."
 
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself,

You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You.

Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart

the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church.

Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church,

and do not let them escape from the abode

of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they,

too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon

the souls of those who have separated themselves from

Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings

and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors.

Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of

Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion,

which He underwent for their sake,

since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart.

Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages.
 
Amen.


 
I love how we get to celebrate the resurrection

for the entire Easter season!
 
As we continue to celebrate the resurrection,

let us pray for an increased hope in our own resurrection in Jesus.

Let's pray that we can endure the troubles

and pains of this life for the sake of the resurrection of the body. 
 
Pray with us for hope today...
 
Day 6 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THE MEEK AND HUMBLE SOULS

AND THE SOULS OF LITTLE CHILDREN,

and immerse them in My mercy.

These souls most closely resemble My Heart.

They strengthened Me during My bitter agony.

I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars.

I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace.

Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace.

I favor humble souls with My confidence."
 
Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said,

"Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart."

Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart

all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children.

These souls send all heaven into ecstasy

and they are the heavenly Father's favorites.

They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God;

God Himself takes delight in their fragrance.

These souls have a permanent abode

in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus,

and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls,

upon humble souls, and upon little children

who are enfolded in the abode which is the

Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son.

Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne.

Father of mercy and of all goodness,

I beg You by the love You bear these souls

and by the delight You take in them:
Bless the whole world, that all souls together

may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages.
 
Amen.


 
Day 7 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE

AND GLORIFY MY MERCY,

and immerse them in My mercy.
These souls sorrowed most over my

Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit.


They are living images of My Compassionate Heart.

These souls will shine with a special brightness

in the next life. Not one of them will go

into the fire of hell.

I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death."
 
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love

Itself, receive into the abode of

Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls

of those who particularly extol and venerate

the greatness of Your mercy.

These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself.

In the midst of all afflictions and adversities

they go forward, confident of Your mercy;

and united to You, O Jesus,

they carry all mankind on their shoulders.

These souls will not be judged severely,

but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze

upon the souls who glorify and

venerate Your greatest attribute, that

of Your fathomless mercy,

and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

These souls are a living Gospel;

their hands are full of deeds of mercy,

and their hearts, overflowing with joy,

sing a canticle of mercy to You,

O Most High! I beg You O God:
 
Show them Your mercy according to the

hope and trust they have placed in You.

Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus,

who said to them that during their life,

but especially at the hour of death,

the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His,

He, Himself, will defend as His glory.
 
Amen.


 
Day 8 - The Divine Mercy Novena 

"Today bring to Me THE SOULS

WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy.

Let the torrents of My Blood cool down

their scorching flames.

All these souls are greatly loved by Me.

They are making retribution to My justice.

It is in your power to bring them relief.

Draw all the indulgences from

the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf.

Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer,

you would continually offer for them

the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."
 
Most Merciful Jesus,

You Yourself have said that You desire mercy;

so I bring into the abode of

Your Most Compassionate Heart

the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You,

and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice.

May the streams of Blood and

Water which gushed forth from Your Heart

put out the flames of Purgatory, that there,

too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls

suffering in Purgatory,

who are enfolded in the

Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.

I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of

Jesus Your Son, and by all the

bitterness with which His most sacred Soul

was flooded: Manifest Your mercy

 to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny.


Look upon them in no other way but only through the

Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son;

for we firmly believe that there

is no limit to Your goodness and compassion.
 
Amen.


Day 9 - The Divine Mercy Novena 


"Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME

LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy.

These souls wound My Heart most painfully.

My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing

in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls.

They were the reason I cried out:

'Father, take this cup away from Me,

if it be Your will.' For them,

the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."
 
Most compassionate Jesus,

You are Compassion Itself.

I bring lukewarm souls into the abode

of Your Most  Compassionate Heart.

In this fire of Your pure love,

let these tepid souls, who,

like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing,

be once again set aflame.

O Most Compassionate Jesus,

exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy

 and draw them into the very ardor of Your love,

and bestow upon them the gift of holy love,

for nothing is beyond Your power.
 
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze

upon lukewarm souls who are

nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate

Heart of Jesus.

Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son

and by His three-hour agony on the Cross:

Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy.
 
Amen.



Happy Feast of Divine Mercy! 
 
I hope that this novena has brought you to rely more and more on Jesus' Divine Mercy!
 
We have one last prayer that we like to do after each novena. Please pray with us!
Now, Let us pray...


Dear Lord Jesus, I have specific requests that may only partially fill the infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that You answer me not only for those requests but also for a greater reliance on You to satisfy the needs and desires that You have given me. 

Please grant the prayers of all those who prayed this novena with me. Bless them with Your love and make them holy!

May I seek You with a sincere heart knowing that it will profit me nothing if I gain the whole world yet lose my soul. 

So, help me to see Your good and gracious purpose in all my trials. Help me to see Your blessings in every day and help me to love You more. 

Thank You for everything, Lord Jesus! 

Amen.