Tuesday August 11th 2020

What is the Divine Mercy Prayer, Message and Devotion?

The devotion of the Devine Mercy came to us from the diary of a poor humble Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska, in the 1930s.  Canonized by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000, Saint Faustina wrote hundreds of pages about revelations she received of God’s Devine Mercy from our Lord Jesus Himself.  The message of the Divine Mercy is not a new revelation to the Church but her writings did spark a new movement and devotion which is growing more popular daily.

The message of the Devine Mercy is that we are to trust that God Loves us; all of us and that no sin is greater than His mercy.  We are to do our best to let his mercy flow through us to  others.

There is a simple way of remembering the Devine Mercy message, just remember ABC.

AAsk for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.  Some ways to ask for mercy is by daily prayer, praying the Devine Mercy Chaplet, going to Confession…

BBe merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.  Some examples of Works of Mercy are helping the poor, visit the sick, teach others the faith, console those in need, and forgive willingly.  Jesus said to Saint Faustina; “I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor:
the first — by deed, the second — by word, the third — by prayer. In these three degrees is contained the fullness of mercy, and it is an unquestionable proof of love for Me. By this means a soul glorifies and pays reverence to My mercy.”

CCompletely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

The Image:

The Image of the Devine Mercy, which is embedded in this page, came out of a request from  Jesus to Saint Faustina in 1931.  The image she saw is of Jesus clothed in a white garment with His right hand raised in blessing. His left hand was touching His garment in the area of the Heart, from where two large rays came forth, one red and the other pale.

According to The Diary of Saint Faustina  Jesus told her:  “Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory (Diary, 47, 48). I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You (327). I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and [then] throughout the world (47).”

At the request of her spiritual director, Saint Faustina asked the Lord about the meaning of the rays in the image. She heard these words in reply:

“The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him (299). By means of this image I shall grant many graces to souls. It is to be a reminder of the demands of My mercy, because even the strongest faith is of no avail without works (742).”

The Devine Mercy Chaplet:

Through Saint Faustina, revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy–one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, said both a novena and a prayer for the three o’clock hour–the hour of His death.

The Chaplet is easily recited using your rosary beads.

Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle’s Creed:
Then, on the large bead before each decade, say:

“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 ten small beads of each decade, say:

“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

Conclude with (Say 3 Times):

Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.

The Devine Mercy Chaplet as a Novena:

Jesus specifically asked that the prayer be recited as a novena.   Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.  He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:

“These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:

“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.”

Below are the Intentions for each of the Nine days of the Novena:

Day 1- All mankind, especially sinners

Day 2 – The souls of priests and religious

Day 3 - All devout and faithful souls

Day 4 – Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him

Day 5 – The souls of separated brethren

Day 6 – The meek and humble souls and the souls of children

Day 7 – The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus’ mercy

Day 8 – The souls who are detained in purgatory;

Day 9 – The souls who have become lukewarm.

To get more details about the Divine Mercy visit http://thedivinemercy.org

Also Visit –EWTN’s discussion on the Devine Mercy –  http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/backgr.htm

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