This Novena to The Divine Mercy starts on Good Friday (only 2 weeks) and goes until Divine Mercy Sunday. (the Sunday after Easter) Won't you please do it with me this year? I have been praying this novena for 14 years and the graces are so abundant. On Divine Mercy Sunday, after receiving Jesus, I feel as if I could float home. I cannot even put it into words to do the feeling justice. So much grace. Starting on Good Friday, I will be posting the novena here so if you do not have the novena, you can still do it. If you want the novena either go to a Catholic book store, where they would have pamphlets, or your church might have them in the back, where prayer cards are or go to http://www.thedivinemercy.org/ and check it out! Or, just come here and do it with me!!
From St Faustina Kowalska's Diary Divine Mercy in My Soul: (Jesus' words to her)
I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever graces they need in the hardships of life and, especially, at the hour of death.
On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. You will do this in this life and in the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy. On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My bitter Passion, for graces for these souls.
First day: Pray for all mankind, especially all sinners.
Second day: Pray for souls of priests and religious.
Third day: Pray for all devout and faithful souls.
Fourth day: Pray for those who do not believe in God and do not yet know God.
Fifth day: Pray for the souls of separated brethren
Sixth day: Pray for the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children.
Seventh day: Pray for souls who especially venerate and glorify God's mercy.
Eighth day: Pray for the souls who are detained in Purgatory.
Ninth day: Souls who have become lukewarm.
Pg. 286 of St Faustina's Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul : (Jesus' words to her concerning the graces available to all on this great Feast of Mercy)
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout all eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.
Powerful, huh? All sins and punishment, it is like being re-baptised!!! It is my favorite day of the year!
I will be busy these next couple days with birthday doings so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! God bless you all!