THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA – DAY 1 (GOOD FRIDAY)

“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.”

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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. Oh omnipotence of Divine Mercy, Salvation of sinful people, You are a sea of mercy and compassion; You aid those who treat You with humility. 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 forever and ever. Amen

DAY 1 REFLECTION (From the diary):

Interior Suffering Transformed

“Many people carry very heavy burdens within their souls.  On the surface, they may radiate with joy and peace.  But within their souls, they may also have great pain.  These two experiences of our interior and exterior are not in contradiction when we follow Christ.  Often times Jesus allows us to feel a certain interior suffering while, at the same time, He brings forth the good fruit of exterior peace and joy through that suffering” (See Diary #378).

Is this your experience?  Do you find that you can express yourself with great joy and peace in the presence of others even though your heart is filled with anguish and pain?  If so, rest assured that joy and suffering are not mutually exclusive.  Know that Jesus permits interior suffering at times so as to purify you and strengthen you.  Continue to surrender that suffering and take joy in the opportunity you have to live a life of joy amidst such hardship.

Lord, I thank You for the interior crosses I carry.  I know that You will give me the grace I need to continue down the path of acceptance and joy.  May the joy of Your presence in my life always shine forth as I carry each and every cross I have been given.  Jesus, I trust in You.

NOW, PRAY THE CHAPLET OF MERCY AND THE LITANY

(If you prefer the YouTube version of the Chaplet in songs, which I prepared and would like to receive the Blessing of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, kindly click here, otherwise, scroll down and keep praying)

(Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a glorious way to enter into the abundant Mercy of God.  It only takes a few minutes and can easily be prayed almost anywhere.  Using a rosary, follow the guide below to offer this wonderful prayer.  It is especially good to pray it at the three o’clock hour)

Using a rosary make the sign of the Cross

3 O’Clock Prayer

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You! (3 times)

Introductory Prayers

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

On large bead prior to each decade, pray:

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On 10 small beads of each decade, pray:

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

After all 5 decades of Chaplet are complete, then pray:

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat three times)

Concluding Prayers

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion—inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. (Diary, 950)

O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss of its misery to Your mercy — to Your compassion, O God; and it is with its mighty voice of misery that it cries out. Gracious God, do not reject the prayer of this earth’s exiles! O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our misery through and through, and know that by our own power we cannot ascend to You, we implore You: anticipate us with Your grace and keep on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy will all through our life and at death’s hour. Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvation’s enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your [Son’s] final coming — that day known to You alone. And we expect to obtain everything promised us by Jesus in spite of all our wretchedness. For Jesus is our Hope: Through His merciful Heart, as through an open gate, we pass through to heaven (Diary, 1570).

LITANY TO THE DIVINE MERCY

+God’s love is the flower – Mercy the fruit.
Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You

Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the founding of Holy Church, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing us, especially at the hour of death, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, crown of all of God’s handiwork, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, only hope for despairing souls, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You.

+ O incomprehensible and limitless Divine Mercy, to extol and adore You worthily, who can? Supreme attribute of Almighty God, You are the sweet hope for sinful man.  Into one hymn yourselves unite, stars, earth and sea, and in one accord, thankfully and fervently sing of the incomprehensible Divine Mercy (Diary 951).

St. Maria Faustina, Pray for us! (x3)

 

Shalom!
Compiled from the “Divine Mercy diary” by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, Vila Medeiros, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Angela
Angela
2 years ago

Divine Mercy, slow to anger and rich in Mercy, I trust in you

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

In your Graciousness, my hope lies!!??

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
1 year ago

Lord, give me the grace to continue to surrender that suffering and take joy in the opportunity I have to live a life of joy amidst such hardship.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Thank you Jesus full of divine Mercy, amen

SoloBest
SoloBest
1 year ago

May His merciful heart heal and guide me. Amen

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

Divine Mercy In which we are all immersed
I trust in You

Benjamin
Benjamin
1 year ago

Amen
Another new thing I learned today; “The Litany of The Devine Mercy” after the prayer.
❤️

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Divine Mercy, I trust in you.

christiana
christiana
1 year ago

Lord please have mercy on us and the whole world..Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Jesus I Trust in You, St. Faustina, Pray for us Amen

Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
1 year ago

Oh Merciful Jesus. Pray For Us
Oh Merciful Jesus, Intercede For Us
Oh Merciful Jesus, I Trust In You

Felicity
Felicity
1 year ago

Thank you Jesus .

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

Jesus I trust in you.

Jojo
Jojo
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for your mercy

Akujieze Mary-Ann
Akujieze Mary-Ann
1 year ago

Amen

Magdalene Omono
Magdalene Omono
1 year ago

Jesus I trust in you

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 year ago

Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

Oh God be gracious and bless us Amen

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

Jesus, I trust in you

Angela Igbinazaka
Angela Igbinazaka
1 year ago

Unfathomable Divine Mercy embarking in all our journey, Have mercy on us!

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
1 year ago

Divine Mercy, source of happiness and joy, I trust in YOU. Amen!

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 year ago

Mercy on us O Lord

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Amen

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

I Pray that the Divine Mercy of GOD continues to be upon me and my family, Amen!

Agbalu Glory francisca
Agbalu Glory francisca
1 year ago

Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You.

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
1 year ago

Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever. Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen.

Nwabude Nwamaka
Nwabude Nwamaka
1 year ago

Divine Merciful Jesus, I trust in You.

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
1 year ago

Jesus! I trust in you Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in you, Amen.

Ujumax
Ujumax
2 months ago

Amen

Akaju Rita Adaeze
Akaju Rita Adaeze
2 months ago

Divine mercy, I trust in you Amen.

Atigwe
Atigwe
2 months ago

Jesus I Trust in you

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
2 months ago

Merciful Heart of Jesus! I trust in You

Dora Faleye
Dora Faleye
2 months ago

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

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
2 months ago

Amen

Ezeugwu Eucharia #G6sssa3 Done
Ezeugwu Eucharia #G6sssa3 Done
2 months ago

Jesus, i trust in you.

Nasa
Nasa
2 months ago

Lord show my family mercy and draw us up to you, that we may faithfully serve you all the days of our lives through Christ our Lord. Amen

Cynthia
Cynthia
2 months ago

Divine Mercy

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
2 months ago

Jesus, I trust in You

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
2 months ago

Merciful Jesus I trust in You

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
2 months ago

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

Pat Igbenije
Pat Igbenije
2 months ago

St Maria Faustina
Pray for us

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
2 months ago

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts,I trust in you.

Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
2 months ago

St Maria Faustina, pray for us. Amen

Blessing Thompson 147
Blessing Thompson 147
2 months ago

Divine mercy sweet relief for anguish heart, I trust in you

Jacy Maria Egbeh
Jacy Maria Egbeh
2 months ago

Lord Jesus, I put my self in your heart have mercy on me and on the whole world

Philomena
Philomena
2 months ago

Yes, life is a mixed grill. We surrender all our sufferings and unite them to those of Jesus. We thank God for the gift of joy amidst such hardships.
Jesus, we trust in you. For the sake of your sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on all sinners.
Gratias Fr.

Florence Agbidye
Florence Agbidye
2 months ago

Divine mercy,in calling us from nothingness to existance i trust in you.

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