Prepare for the Year of Mercy!

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, recently declared that the upcoming liturgical year will be the Year of Mercy! This is very exciting as he has declared this ‘extraordinary jubilee’ to focus on God’s mercy which is so important in our lives!

The new liturgical year is still a few months away, but as we come to the beginning of the Divine Mercy Novena, this is a great opportunity to prepare for this extraordinary year by praying the Divine Mercy Novena!

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Here is the text from the announcement by the Pope:

“Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36)”

“This Holy Year will begin on this coming Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will end on November 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – and living face of the Father’s mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, that [the dicastery] might animate it as a new stage in the journey of the Church on its mission to bring to every person the Gospel of mercy.

“I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. From this moment, we entrust this Holy Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey.”

See Pope Francis’ full homily at Vatican Radio.

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  1. I pray that I may find a home to purchase that I can afford for myself, children and husband, i pray for healing for myself from all illnesses, i pray for strength and to keep my vision in his name amen.

  2. Dear Lord ,

    Bless our Pope Francis for his vision to establish this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

    My husband and I had the privilege of spending the entire day, 2nd Tuesday of every month before the Blessed Sacrament from 9am-6pm for the past year.
    It has strengthen our relation and love to serve our Lord.

  3. I pray that my case will be succesfull regarding my medical condition as well as the termination of my work. I want to win on my case. Please pray also my husband to retain on his present job and solve the present trouble on his work and to help also to find a good job. Amen

  4. Dear Lord, have Mercy on my children, A&K. Open doors that ONLY you can open, close doors that ONLY you can close. Make your will for them clear and make us willing to follow. Surround them with the right people, deliver them from every evil. Bless ALL their efforts and direct their paths. Have Mercy on them, Lord, don’t punish them for our sins. Thank you for blessing me with A & K. I offer them to you. Lord, use them for your Glory, through Jesus Christ your son our Lord, AMEN.

  5. Lord please show Mercy on our world, that all nations will come together in love and put an end to war, ego and competition. That Mercy be the overriding feeling for our world and all people. That our families will come together and reunite giving and sharing love, removing selfishness and seeking compassion. That we all take part in mending this world.
    I ask for deliverance once and for all from anxiety and depression felt by all family members. That joy, appreciation and love take over our hearts and bring us to new love and life. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

  6. Almighty Father in heaven I asked that you had mercy on my brother Gregory as he desperately seeks employment to support his family. I thank you for giving him the graces to return to the Catholic Church. I ask that you have mercy upon my son Brendan,that he will soon return to the Catholic Church, I ask your divine mercy to cure Tom and make him whole. All things are possible through you Almighty father and to this day I commend my spirit. Thank you for all the love and blessings!

  7. Merciful Jesus,
    Hear my cries and answer our prayers for a very second special child made in your image and a strong healthy pregnancy. Thank you in Jesus name amen.

  8. This year of Mercy I pray that I can now move forward from the tragedies that happened to my family, for the forgiveness of those who murdered my priest brother, for reconciliation within our family and for peace in the whole world.

  9. My daily prayer this holy year of Mercy is for the spiritual healing and physiological healing of my daughter who suffers of anxiety and depression. I also ask for our Lord to remove the sloth and Laziness she struggles with.
    Lord hear my prayer.

  10. I know this Year of Mercy is much needed in my life. I pray that relatioships be restored and for protection against all evil. Heal our souls and restore them to You, dear Lord. Amen.

  11. I would like to ask to pray for Jennifer, my wife for healing conversion and deliverance of of her resentments, grudges, bitterness, unforgiving, hatred, anger, doubtful that the Lord will grant her peace in all her emotions and blessings. She will be a forgiving person, merciful and compassionate. I would like to ask your prayers for my children spiritual guidance and enlightenment and financial blessings. Also healing for my cyst in the right side of my face below the right ear.

    All these I ask your prayers in the name Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen

  12. Continual prayer with faith my financial situation will improve. Faith in the divine mercy novena will send a buyer for my property on SW Costa Rica. Amen

    • I have been praying novenas for a long time. We are in great financial distress and pray that a good job will be offered to my husband. We need a large financial solution to our situation.
      I pray for a friend who has cancer, that she will be healed by the treatments her doctors are giving her.
      I pray for my mother in- law that she be more at peace with her good fortune to be alive, relatively well and blessed with family that cares for and loves her.

  13. I know God will answer my intention for this novena, it just may take some time. However, God blessed us with a beautiful gift. On Divine Mercy Sunday my husband and I found out we are pregnant with our second baby. Praise God in all his goodness and mercy!

  14. I pray today that we are protected by faith and love off the Divine Mercy. Watch over us, guide and and protect us. Heal my life and love and I ask for special protection and guidance in my relationship. Heal us and help us to stay faithful to one another and committed not only to each other but to God and and our faith. Heal us and help us move forward with faith and love. Please keep harm and evil away from us and our relationship. I ask that my pain in my stomach be healed and that my right tube be unblocked so I can conceive healthy children with steve. I pray steve gets great news this week and gets the job he interviewed for. Amen xoxx