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Day 8 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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Eighth Day:
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.

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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?"

To catch up with previous days, view our novena page.

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Cheryl Redner - Apr 28, 2019

Jesus I trust in you that sometime during or after this divine mercy novena you will bless me with a good Catholic husband!I love you Lord Jesus Christ!

John T - Apr 6, 2018

Aloha Pray for all the souls in purgatory and all those whom asked of my prayers! And all who have no one to pray for them in purgatory and earth

Sr. Catarina - Apr 6, 2018

Oh my Jesus!
I ask your mercy for my family and for me! Santify us with your fountain of mercy and give us strength to win the devil.
Also, I ask help to pass a test that You know that is very important in my life! You know everything!

Peter - Apr 21, 2017

In your Divine Mercy I know that you have answered my prayers, Jesus I trust in you. Amen

Mike - Apr 21, 2017


nelly28 - Apr 9, 2017

Dear lord God,
Thank you for everything that you always given to us especially to my whole family.salamat lord sa paghatag nemu sa sa tanan nku nga gpangayo.bsan pa man sa akung nahimo nga kasaypanan imo ghapun ghatag ang imung kaluoy ug pasaylo kanako.manghinaot ko ginoo nga unta ikw magagiya kanako ug kanamo tanan sa tibouk kalibuta.lamdagan unta nemu ang amung huna2x sa matag usa kanamo.sana lord God hkw magapaluyo sa tanan namung mga desisyon sa kinabuhi.lord wla kami mahimo kung wla ka busa ginoo kining tanan akung isalig ug itagana dha kanemu ginoo.amen

Gabriel - Apr 2, 2016

Divine Merciful Jesus, liberate me from the power of sin and grant me and my family favour and mercy. Amen.

Judy - Apr 2, 2016

God please help us to pass this Exams so dat we can get the pass.... Amen.

laura - Apr 2, 2016

My merciful father,pls bless me this month of April with conception of twin boys and make my journey fruitful.

JMTSS - Apr 1, 2016

Family members to leave their sinful way and return to properly practicing their Catholic faith.

Joan - Apr 1, 2016

I believe in you and know that even in terminal illness thy will be done

Klp - Apr 1, 2016

Lord Jesus,Have mercy on my children Fran├žois and Maliesse and their father. When they are doing well,I will be fine too.

Klp - Apr 1, 2016

Dear Lord Jesus,
Have mercy on my parents Kong Kam Pok and Au Yeung Fuen Kuen. Deliver them from the torments of purgatory.

Nnamdi Mmotoh - Apr 1, 2016

Most Merciful Jesus I trust in your Divine Mercy. In Your mercy answer my prayers

Isabel Orosco - Apr 1, 2016

My Divine Mercy "JESUS" I thank you and praise for your mercy given to me as unworthy that I am please send your angels to surround all my family with your Mercy and let their hearts be converted to you most merciful Lord

Belen - Aug 16, 2015

Lord Jeus, I am not worthy to ask anything from you because of my sinfulness, but because if your love for me, you already saved me by your striffes.Grant that there is no malignant tumor in my system. Grant also, merciful Jesus, that the surgery which will be done to me will be successful. Be my Healer Oh, Sweet Jesus. Have mercy on me, heal me, so I can return to normal life and be able to serve you. In the mighty name of Jesus, I believe heavenly Father that you will grant my petitions, you who live forever with the Holy Spirit! Amen

funanya - Apr 11, 2015

Merciful Jesus have mercy on me,my family nd frnds.pls let d soul of mrs comfort Anen ,mr Michael Ngaju omameh,miss Agiliga valentina omameh,aborted babies rest in peace,for dem.let ur unformantable engulf dem amen.Heal dear Lord master Anthony bishop Obot