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Day 1: The Divine Mercy Novena Begins Today!

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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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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.

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If you miss 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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Frank - May 10, 2018

Dear jesus, grant my son the peace of this life through his trust in you. protect my daughter and guide her thru this challenging time. help me to do your work and resist the darks temtations. pray for those running our country. i ask all of these things in Jesus name.....

Julieanne - Apr 23, 2018

Dear Jesus~ Grant us the strength, vision, & knowledge to confidently choose the right home for our family. Amen

Bernadette - Apr 12, 2018

God bless you all, and may His Divine Mercy reach every soul through the prayers of the Church, the people of God!

C. Marie - Mar 30, 2018

Lord Jesus, melt my heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh. I beg you for the grace to forgive.

Mwende - Sep 14, 2017

Without God's mercy, we are no more

sandy - Apr 18, 2017

Please help my son will help hisself to overcome the stroke he has suffered and any addiction s he may still desire.

Hugh - Apr 14, 2017

I pray the weight of my sins be lifted from my back.

rich - Mar 25, 2016

I am humbly asking for your mercy and please forgive me for all the sins that I have caused you so much. I am not worthy to be called your child or even your slave, but please help me and my family to overcome this big trials we are having right now.I am begging you to please give us strength and determination to continue serving you. Please cast out all the negative aspects on each one of us that this go back to the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ, nailed it so that all negative aspects will no longer come back.As we cast out all the negative aspects (physical, emotional, financial and spiritual aspects, please shower and give us back all the gifts of life(physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual healing) You know my desire and in Jesus name, I claim that this case will be dismiss and justice will prevail, in jesus name, amen!

Mary - Mar 25, 2016

Dear Jesus please heal my son....Remove all the tumors & cancer in his body, restore his health, his organs. As I continue to ask this thru Your Divine Mercy. Amen

letco08 - Mar 25, 2016

Truly, God's mercy is overwhelming! I always asked if I am still worthy of it because I sinned everyday, it always makes me cry when I think how God loves me despite everything, how he can still forgive, how he is always there to listen, how everyday he is watching over me. For all that you've done Lord, I thank you and I love you forever!

Jhoy - Mar 25, 2016

Dear Jesus,
We continue to entrust our daughter in Your Divine Mercy ... Remove all cysts inside her body, restore her health, her organs ... Amen.

Jhoy - Mar 25, 2016

Dear Jesus, Please heal our daughter ... Remove all the cysts inside her body and restore her health, her organs ... As we continue to ask this thru Your Divine Mercy. Amen!

Kathy - Mar 25, 2016

I pray that as we come to the end of lent,that everyone as found themselves closer to the Lord, I love you Jesus

Bryan Steeber - Mar 25, 2016

Dear Sweet Jesus, you bore the brunt of violence against your most Pure and Sacred self out of your infinite Love and Mercy for us wretched Sinners, may I be made worthy to lift up all Sinners to you in today's Novena! Jesus I Trust In You!

Margaret - Apr 4, 2015

Listening to "Were you there when they Crucified my Lord" at the 3 o'clock ceremony yesterday I felt so overwhelmed by the suffering Jesus endured for my sins. The love, compassion & mercy He has for us is immense, I feel such hope & comfort to have His living presence in my life daily. I love & adore You Jesus.

Catherine - Apr 4, 2015


Sandy - Apr 4, 2015

Trust in God.

Steph - Apr 4, 2015

Our Lord is merciful and forgiving. My sister was his vessel for me returning to the church! I've had a full confession and have received his body 3 times already. The season of Easter is truly full of passion and hope.

Jesus had healed me when I could no longer stand the pain. Unable to move with pain, I asked Jesus to please give me a nerve block. I continued to pray. Slowly, I could feel the pain being removed from my body from the chest to the bottom of my feet. I have not had a relapse with pain.

Believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, "I Am", and he will touch your life in so many ways. when a door closes, he will open a window for you. You are never alone.

Joanne - Apr 3, 2015

Please pray for the lien on our house to be waived. Thank you.

Jupiter - Apr 3, 2015

I'm feeling lonesome on good fri.and even more so on sat.But i know that sun.my Lord will RISE Amen

mshummer00 - Apr 3, 2015

Thank you Dear Jesus for dying for our sins. Please shed your mercy on this world and bring us your peace.

Jacqueline Harvey - Apr 3, 2015

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Defender of faith - Apr 3, 2015

Always spell God with a capital letter G when you are referring to the one true God. He is our awesome God and holy is His name. Thank you.

franzy - Apr 3, 2015

Dear JesuS,
i commit myself to You s as i confess that i am a sinner needing so much of Your forgiveness and mercy to this poor heart of a sinner. Thank you tHatk that on the day you died on the cross our sins was and is forgiven. May Your sacrifice teach us to be ashamed and devote ourselves to be a good sheep. In Jesus name amen.

Karen - Apr 3, 2015

Early this morning, I was reading Christ' Passion. I became almost overwhelmed. Soon I realized the infinite nature of Christ' Divine Mercy and love and how our sins sadden him to the End. I fell asleep thinking about how I can't know how much He loves me, but the comfort that I am loved.

jie - Apr 3, 2015

truly god is godd all the time!!! to god be the glory!!!!