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DAY 9, APRIL 6, SATURDAY
The Chaplet of 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.
*To understand who are the souls designated for this day, and who in the Diary are called 'lukewarm,' but are also compared to ice and to corpses, we would do well to take note of the definition that the Savior Himself gave to them when speaking to St. Faustina about them on one occasion: There are souls who thwart My efforts (1682). Souls without love or devotion, souls full of egoism and selfishness, proud and arrogant souls full of deceit and hypocrisy, lukewarm souls who have just enough warmth to keep themselves alive: My Heart cannot bear this. All the graces that I pour out upon them flow off them as off the face of a rock. I cannot stand them because they are neither good nor bad (1702).
This website explains that we may offer our novenas for the special intentions of each day, that our Lord gave to Saint Faustina, as well as our own special intentions.
So we pray for the special intentions of each of the nine days, that our Lord gave to Saint Faustina, and for the special intentions of all people praying this Divine Mercy Novena, including:
Alice – 788574 Champlin, MN
Amy – 56598 West Hartford, CT
Isabella, her mom
Anne – 923012 Brockton, MA
Barbara – 689659 Barryville, NY
Barbara’s two children
Carol – 737878 Escondido, CA
David – 364112 Cleveland, OH
Jane – 933948 McHenry, IL
Jim – 397948 Westwood, NJ
Josephine – 586127 New York, NY
Kathy – 730470 Saint John, NB, CAN
Lea – 938919 Long Beach, CA
Marian – 83994 Clovis, CA
Mary – 486033 Pittsburgh, PA
Mary – 937794 Chattanooga, TN
Michael – 76823 Duluth, MN
Missy – 358855 Melbourne, FL
Greg, Missy’s CM Dude
Peter – 356811 Bradenton, FL
Rachel – 731570 Greenville, PA
Susy, Julia and Theresa, her daughters
Susan - 940526 Bainbridge, NY
Susan’s father, and Susan’s whole family
Therese – 632256 Glasgow, KY