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To all those that do not know, the novena of the Divine Mercy
starts Good Friday and ends Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter).

In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus reveals
an incredible Grace from His Mercy. It is the Novena to the
Divine Mercy. A novena is a prayer that is prayed for nine consecutive
days. The Divine Mercy is Jesus Himself. He told St. Faustina to remind us
that He is our Merciful Savior and that Mercy is His greatest attribute.

When we pray the novena of Chaplets and also:

1. Receive the Eucharist on Divine Mercy Sunday

2. Go to confession on or about Divine Mercy Sunday

3. Truly repent from our sins, then...

ALL OUR SINS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF OUR SINS ARE REMOVED.

Confession does not do this... confession repairs our relationship with
God and forgives our sins but the punishment for these sins remains.

OUR GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD.

It is a novena of Chaplets. Pray a Chaplet on the rosary each day and for each
of the days also pray what is below (day one through day nine):


Chaplet (on the rosary):

On the cross - In the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit (make the sign of the cross)

First bead (Optional opening prayer) - You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of Mercy opened up for the whole world. O fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. Then three times: O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us. I trust in you.


Second Bead: The Our Father

Third Bead: The Hail Mary

Fourth Bead: The Apostle's Creed


Then for all Large Beads: 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 all small beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have Mercy on us and on the whole world.


Concluding prayer on the medal (say three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.




First Day

"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.

Second Day

"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.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us"
since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording
adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.

Third Day

"Today bring to Me all
Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me
consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a 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.

Fourth Day

"Today bring to Me those who
do not believe in God and those who do not 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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since
the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace this
term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.

Fifth Day

"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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics,"
since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the
Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those
designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council's Decree
on Ecumenism (n.3). Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage.
Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church,
most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of
her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's
inspirations and orders, she declared: "I will follow Your will insofar as
You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus " I
give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to
me" (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.

Sixth Day

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. 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.

Seventh Day

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.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed
to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is "victim" souls and contemplatives
that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered
themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor
4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary
efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed
to the Father from whom comes "every worthwhile gift and every genuine
benefit,"we recommend the "active" souls, who promote devotion
to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend
themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.

Eighth Day

"Today
bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of 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.

Ninth Day

"Today bring to Me the 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.

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(Quote) Mick-929473 said:Confession does not do this... confession repairs our relationship withGod and forgives our si...
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:

Confession does not do this... confession repairs our relationship with
God and forgives our sins but the punishment for these sins remains.

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Could you clarify that? If the punishment for our sin remains, then wouldn't that mean we're still all going to Hell, even if we have recieved the sacrament of confession?

That doesn't sound doctrinely sound.

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(Quote) Naomi-698107 said: Could you clarify that? If the punishment for our sin remains, then wouldn't that me...
(Quote) Naomi-698107 said:

Could you clarify that? If the punishment for our sin remains, then wouldn't that mean we're still all going to Hell, even if we have recieved the sacrament of confession?

That doesn't sound doctrinely sound.

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The statement should have been "the temporal punishment for our sins", which is quite sound doctrinally. Look up Purgatory in the Catechism for the explanation.

Mar 20th 2013 new

(Quote) Mick-929473 said: ALL OUR SINS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF OUR SINS ARE REMOVED.Confession does not do this... con...
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:

ALL OUR SINS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF OUR SINS ARE REMOVED.

Confession does not do this... confession repairs our relationship with
God and forgives our sins but the punishment for these sins remains.

--hide--

However penances we perform on earth do provide satisfaction for the temporal punishment due for our sins.

Mar 20th 2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: The statement should have been "the temporal punishment for our sin...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

The statement should have been "the temporal punishment for our sins", which is quite sound doctrinally. Look up Purgatory in the Catechism for the explanation.

--hide--

Figured it was something like that, just wanted clarification in case something else was meant.

Mar 20th 2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: (Quote) Naomi-698107 said: Could you clarify that? If the punishme...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

Quote:
Naomi-698107 said:

Could you clarify that? If the punishment for our sin remains, then wouldn't that mean we're still all going to Hell, even if we have recieved the sacrament of confession?

That doesn't sound doctrinely sound.


The statement should have been "the temporal punishment for our sins", which is quite sound doctrinally. Look up Purgatory in the Catechism for the explanation.

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Jerry,

Thank you very much for correcting the error. If you or the staff sees anything else wrong please let me know. It is important to get correct.


God bless,

Mick

Mar 20th 2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: However penances we perform on earth do provide satisfaction for the temporal punishment ...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

However penances we perform on earth do provide satisfaction for the temporal punishment due for our sins.

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Ok..probably going to sound a bit ignorant but can this be done by me for another person?

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(Quote) Susan-940526 said: Ok..probably going to sound a bit ignorant but can this be done by me for another person?...
(Quote) Susan-940526 said:


Ok..probably going to sound a bit ignorant but can this be done by me for another person?

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Good question! Indulgences can be applied only to the person performing the indulgenced work or to the souls in Purgatory. At one time there were some that could only be applied to the souls in Purgatory (not to yourself); I don't know if they still have this constraint.

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(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: Good question! Indulgences can be applied only to the person performing the indulgenced w...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

Good question! Indulgences can be applied only to the person performing the indulgenced work or to the souls in Purgatory. At one time there were some that could only be applied to the souls in Purgatory (not to yourself); I don't know if they still have this constraint.

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I believe that the Plenary Indulgences that can be gained on All souls Day can only be applied to the souls in Purgatory and not to yourself.

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(Quote) Mick-929473 said: To all those that do not know, the novena of the Divine Mercystarts Good Friday and ends Divin...
(Quote) Mick-929473 said:

To all those that do not know, the novena of the Divine Mercy
starts Good Friday and ends Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter).

In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus reveals
an incredible Grace from His Mercy. It is the Novena to the
Divine Mercy. A novena is a prayer that is prayed for nine consecutive
days. The Divine Mercy is Jesus Himself. He told St. Faustina to remind us
that He is our Merciful Savior and that Mercy is His greatest attribute.

When we pray the novena of Chaplets and also:

1. Receive the Eucharist on Divine Mercy Sunday

2. Go to confession on or about Divine Mercy Sunday

3. Truly repent from our sins, then...

ALL OUR SINS AND THE PUNISHMENT OF OUR SINS ARE REMOVED.

Confession does not do this... confession repairs our relationship with
God and forgives our sins but the punishment for these sins remains.

OUR GOD IS A MERCIFUL GOD.

It is a novena of Chaplets. Pray a Chaplet on the rosary each day and for each
of the days also pray what is below (day one through day nine):


Chaplet (on the rosary):

On the cross - In the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit (make the sign of the cross)

First bead (Optional opening prayer) - You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of Mercy opened up for the whole world. O fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. Then three times: O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us. I trust in you.


Second Bead: The Our Father

Third Bead: The Hail Mary

Fourth Bead: The Apostle's Creed


Then for all Large Beads: 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 all small beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have Mercy on us and on the whole world.


Concluding prayer on the medal (say three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.




First Day

"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.

Second Day

"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.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us"
since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording
adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.

Third Day

"Today bring to Me all
Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me
consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a 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.

Fourth Day

"Today bring to Me those who
do not believe in God and those who do not 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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since
the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace this
term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.

Fifth Day

"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.

*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics,"
since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the
Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those
designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council's Decree
on Ecumenism (n.3). Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage.
Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church,
most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of
her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's
inspirations and orders, she declared: "I will follow Your will insofar as
You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus " I
give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to
me" (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.

Sixth Day

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. 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.

Seventh Day

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.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed
to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is "victim" souls and contemplatives
that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered
themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor
4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary
efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed
to the Father from whom comes "every worthwhile gift and every genuine
benefit,"we recommend the "active" souls, who promote devotion
to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend
themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.

Eighth Day

"Today
bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of 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.

Ninth Day

"Today bring to Me the 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.

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God bless you Mick!! I will ccommit to praying this.

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