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Old 21st April 2011, 02:10 PM
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Default The Divine Mercy Novena

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a
Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave
St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena,
saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the
lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:

"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such
souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It
was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let
this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee
to My Mercy."

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."

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

DAY 1 (Good Friday) - All mankind, especially sinners

DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) - The souls of priests and religious

DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) - All devout and faithful souls

DAY 4 (Easter Monday) - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those
who do not yet know Him

DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) - The souls of separated brethren

DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) - The meek and humble souls and the souls of
children

DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) - The souls who especially venerate and
glorify Jesus' mercy

DAY 8 (Easter Friday) - The souls who are detained in purgatory;

DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) - The souls who have become lukewarm.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may also be offered each day for the day's
intention, but is not strictly necessary to the Novena.

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.

To Pray the Chaplet:

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The
Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
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.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the
whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on
the whole world.
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Old 21st April 2011, 02:55 PM
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Thank you for posting this reminder!
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Old 21st April 2011, 03:29 PM
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Default Thanks as well....

Yes thanks. It is always good to remember this...
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Old 21st April 2011, 04:48 PM
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I use the following link for the daily prayer during the novena:
http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

For anyone who does not say the chaplet often, this link is useful as well:
http://www.praydivinemercy.com

-jay
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Old 21st April 2011, 05:19 PM
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Here is the website by the Marians who officially run the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA.

http://thedivinemercy.org/index.php
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Old 23rd April 2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Second Day

Second Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,

and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me
strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels
My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your
grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may
perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify
the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen
ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and religious; and
endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the
Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your
power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of
salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for
ages without end. Amen.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us" since
she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The
wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for
universal use.
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Old 24th April 2011, 12:51 AM
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Thank you for posting these day by day, Sopocko. My Divine Mercy booklet went missing and this is so handy!
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Old 24th April 2011, 01:31 PM
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Default Day 3 Divine Mercy Novena - Easter Sunday

Third Day
"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me
consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation
in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your
graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We
beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly
Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon
the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant
protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of
the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints,
may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The
Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
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.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the
whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on
the whole world.

In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,
Sister tells us:

"I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it.
Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross
and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to
look through Our Lord's wounds and I understood that God blessed
the earth for the sake of Jesus."

Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:

"I saw an Angel, the executor of God's wrath... about to strike
the earth...I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words
which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the
Angel's helplessness, and he could not carry out the just
punishment...."

The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on
ordinary rosary beads:

"First say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'I believe'. Then on
the large beads say the following words:

'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 the smaller beads you are to say the following words:

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

In conclusion you are to say these words three times:

'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us
and on the whole world'.

Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:

"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who
says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests
will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most
hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will
receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to
know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to
those who trust in My Mercy...."

"....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just
judge but as the Merciful Savior".
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Old 25th April 2011, 01:18 PM
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Default Fourth Day

Fourth Day
"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do
not know Me,

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future
zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world.
Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of
those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know
You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too,
together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them
escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do
not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who
are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to
the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness
it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of
Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since the
pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace
this term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.
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Old 25th April 2011, 06:55 PM
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Default good practice to do....

I am doing this Novena and hope to complete it as asked. I know I need all the mercy I can get.
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