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Day 2 of the Divine Mercy Novena

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In the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention. Those intentions are: all mankind, especially sinners; the souls of priests and religious; all devout and faithful souls; those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus; the souls who have separated themselves from the Church; the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children; the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy; the souls detained in purgatory; and souls who have become lukewarm.

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw ... strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death" (Diary, 1209).

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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.

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If you have missed a day of the novena, don't be discouraged. Read Dr. Robert Stackpole's column, "What If I Miss a Day of the Novena?"

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- Oct 3, 2020

Praying God's mercy on souls in purgatory. For conversation of sinner especially abortionist. Finally, for God to forgive sins and increase my Faith.

Cheryl Redner - Apr 22, 2019

Please pray for my vocation to marriage and that God blesses me with a good Catholic husband!

Zenora - Apr 20, 2019

I am learning more and more each day and praying for peace and love in the world. For our children to be spiritually enlightened and the spiritual bond strengthened, for blessings, protection and guidance for our family in all aspects of our lives. For unity, support and love in all families and for help for all those who suffer any unfortunate circumstances, sickness, abuse, war, famine. Please Lord, hear my prayer. Amen

Anthony - Apr 20, 2019

Pray for the deacon at Venice Epiphany who told the story about the 7 month old who died. He was mourning for him and spoke about the beautiful moon that looked like the host this early morning. Pray for him and all who mourn.

Joann G - Mar 31, 2018

Prayers for peace in our country and in our world. For the return to the Faith of those fallen away!

Mary - Mar 31, 2018


Patricia - Apr 15, 2017

Please pray for my mom Catherine. She was in the hospital, but is home now. Please pray that God would strengthen her both physically, and mentally.

Elizabeth - Apr 15, 2017

Thank you God for loving all of us. Please pray for love and strengthen marriages,and especially pray for children that they may be safe and loved and grow in their faith. REMEMBER that God loves you, no matter what.

Mary Nagy - Apr 15, 2017

Please pray for my religious vocation and for all consecrated religious.

Michael Border - Apr 15, 2017

Please pray for my daughter's return to the Church.

Blaza - Mar 26, 2016

Special prayer to Divine Mercy in this year of Mercy for conversion of 2 people very close to me.

Lou J Apa - Mar 26, 2016

Amen and amen!!

Brother Timothy Marie - Apr 6, 2015

Dearest Brethren,
Christ is risen. Alleluia!

Please have mercy on those trying to navigate your
website. God is simple, your website is NOT!
Please consider simplifying your website.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Only Jesus through Mary,
your unworthy+Brother Timothy Marie
Please pray for me. Thank you.

Ashlyn Braganza - Mar 30, 2013

With the recitation of the Divine Mercy Novena, the season of Easter is complete.