Friday, April 6, 2007

The Divine Mercy Novena - Day One


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For those of you who who like to prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 15th, the Divine Mercy Novena starts today on Good Friday. Beginning today I will send you the daily prayers over the next 9 days.

A most Holy Triduum and Easter to you all!
Colleen (www.CatholicParents.org)

Say one chaplet each day following the novena intention. 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. By this novena I will grant every possible grace to souls." (Diary 1209, 796)

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.

(For those who wish to know more about this Devotion)
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