Divine Mercy Novena

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Divine Mercy Novena[This Novena will begin on Good Friday! *Click here to get Divine Mercy Novena reminders by Email!*]

The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and goes until Divine Mercy Saturday. You can join thousands of people in praying the novena this year! Will you join us for the Divine Mercy Novena?

The Divine Mercy novena prayers were given to St. Faustina through an apparition of our Lord Jesus. Each day has a new petition that seeks God’s mercy for different purposes.

The message of Divine Mercy is a powerful and moving way to come closer to Christ.

His Mercy is central to our lives and we must continually depend on it and ask for it daily.

Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Novena beginning this Good Friday!

Divine Mercy Novena Prayers

Day 1 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: 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.

Novena Prayers: 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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 2 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: 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.

Novena Prayers: 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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 3 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me ALL DEVOUT AND FAITHFUL SOULS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. The souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.

Novena Prayers: 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 wonderous 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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 4 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD* AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET 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.

Novena Prayers: 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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 5 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SEPARATED THEMSELVES FROM MY CHURCH, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.

Novena Prayers: Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages.

Amen.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 6 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me THE MEEK AND HUMBLE SOULS AND THE SOULS OF LITTLE CHILDREN, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Novena Prayers: Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages.

Amen.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 7 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Novena Prayers: Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory.

Amen.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 8 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.

Novena Prayers: Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion.

Amen.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Day 9 – Divine Mercy Novena:

Intention: Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.

Novena Prayers: Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy.

Amen.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

About the Divine Mercy Novena

The message of Divine Mercy was given to a Polish nun named Sister Faustina. It was revealed to her by Jesus in a private revelation that is fully approved by the Church. The message of Divine Mercy is not something that is new or additional to the Gospel message. In fact, it is the same core message presented in a particular way with a few new devotions. This novena is one of those devotions.

St. Faustina reports in her diary that she transcribed the words of the novena as Jesus dictated them to her day-by-day beginning on Good Friday.

While this novena can be prayed any time, it is fitting that this novena begins on the day that Jesus gave us His Life. Good Friday is the perfect time to begin meditating on the Mercy of God towards us who need His mercy so much.

We end the novena on the eve of the Feast of Mercy, a feast day established by Pope John Paul II in response to St. Faustina’s revelation. This is a very important feast and the novena is an important part of our preparation for the Feast of Mercy, Divine Mercy Sunday.

“The Lord told me to say this chaplet for nine days before the Feast of Mercy. It is to begin on Good Friday. ‘By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls.'” (Diary 796)

On April 30th, 2000 Pope John Paul II instituted Divine Mercy Sunday as an official feast of the Church. In doing this he said, “by this act today, I pass on the message of Divine Mercy to the new millennium. I pass it on because I want people to know the better face of God, and that of his Divine Mercy, and through it, the better face of their brethren. The light of the message of Divine Mercy which the Lord wished to renew in the world, will be as much a beacon of hope for the third millennium, as the apostles were in the first.”

This is clearly a very important and powerful devotion.

Purpose of the Devotion

You can pray the Divine Mercy Novena for any reason you want. God’s Mercy is relevant and effective in all parts of our lives. However, there are some specific reasons you may want to call on the Divine Mercy in your prayer life.

  • For the dying
  • For Poland
  • For forgiveness and mercy
  • For conversion
  • For healing
  • In preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday

So, let us join together and beg for God’s Divine Mercy together through this Divine Mercy Novena!

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Divine Mercy Novena Prayers from Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska:  Divine  Mercy  in My Soul © 1987 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. Used with permission.

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  1. Blessed Mother, I’m praying for healing for my husband Brian-for a terrible situation to be resolved-for my son to get the right job and for my daughter to find the perfect job opportunity or a promotion/new job whatever is best suited for her…Our Lady knows All…Amem

  2. I pray that my son Stephen and and his wife Cheryl will be happy and healthy in mind body soul and spirit .

    I pray for my husband lloyd Stanton ruby will get a full time paid job

    I pray that my financial situation will improve and my work will become permanent Amen

  3. Please pray for my son to recognize he has a mental illness and needs professional help. He has lost his all his friends and stays in the garage all day long. He is 32 and has been living with us for 6 years. We are in constant turmoil. We can’t have holiday dinners anymore because he becomes agitated. My younger son won’t come over. We haven’t had a vacation in over 8 years. I am suppose to retire and now can’t. I’ve been praying for 6 years. I feel like giving up.

  4. Prayers for my children denzel,Denisha,Kari,and Kyle to stay focus in their academic career to be strong for the good lord to be with them all the way through in their challenges and difficulties they might encounter and to achieve their goals good health and walk in our lords way

  5. My son and daughter to grow in love of Jesus. Son to come back to confession and Holy Eucharist.
    Both children to meet holy friends and spouses.
    For husband to know God’s love as he struggles with addiction. May God help me in my love to overcome pride and judgement and bring our whole family together in His love.

  6. Please, pray for my 3 girls so that Mary undoer of knot will undo all evils blocking their way to get connected to men of God for Marriage commitment. For God to wash their faces to find the right person without fear and accept to marry in Jesus Name Amen 🙏

  7. Please I need prayers for my 4 children to have love for one another and help each other especially my first daughter to find happiness in herself and become whole again no negative voices for lord to bless them all to be strong and achieve their academic goals to live example live of a good Christian
    Please prayers for me for financial distress
    Prayers for god to bless me with a man of my heart desire
    Prayers me and my children going back to school to be smooth stress free

  8. This to thank God for sustaining me since the beginning of this year. I also thank God for Nancy’s wedding. I am praying God to see me through in my nursing program, to help me in my upcoming exams and I that when I read my memory will be retentive. Take care of me financially lord as I have no source of income since I am in school and not working. Remove distractions from me, protect me and my family from evil seen and unseen. Protect miro and his family. Help him and fulfill his hearts desire lord. Help my sisters and their husbands in their endeavors, with long life, good health and prosperity satisfy my parents. For my relatives and friends that God will meet their needs. For peace around the world.

  9. Thank you John-Paul and Annie for all your prayers and novena’s.

    Please continue to pray for my son Shane Joseph Gear and Alexandra Marie Aversa to reunite in love and marriage. Since November they talk come back and then argue and his rage and violence to hurt himself and break things due to her arguing and bringing up the past of him pushing her away for some time (they were together for 12 years) and the bitterness comes out for her. They recently broke up again March 12th after his birthday. Please pray for them to reunite and put the past behind and live happily and in peace and get married soon. They love each other and fight so hard to come back but some evil takes over and separates them all the time. It is either themselves or outsiders who cause trouble.

    Thank you and God bless you both and your work!

    Cheryll

  10. Please pray for me against the spirit of the past, spirit of nightmares, spirit of frustrations, setbacks and the career stagnation…. I have prayed the Novena and am still praying but i still need your help for fast answers. Everything is possible with our Lord Jesus Christ. Mary Our Mother pray for us. Amen

  11. Dear Jesus. Please bless the trip we are about to take. keep us safe from harm. Protect us with your divine light. Amen.

  12. Please pray for my brother urgently. He need healing prayers to help him heal from his depression and from his suicidal thoughts.
    O Jesus healer of the World, heal my brother and bring him back too you, to your church, catholic church with the intercession of your Holy Mother Mary and Saint Joseph her chaste spouse.
    Amen

  13. Please Pray that my Daughters Anxiety becomes Healed, my son has it too
    But my Daughter is at a different level
    Please Pray they Bith find their inner peace & contentment

  14. Praise To You Lord Jesus Christ,
    I’m Rebecca Leon,
    I’m currently having very difficult situation which is not in my control.The first thing my fiancee having diabetic,please pray for his health,I hope he will stay healthy always.I know health is the most important things a human must have. Second both of us equally having a very bad financial problem,it making us to lose our peace. Please Lord Forgive us our sins and have mercy on us so that we can overcome our problems.We just want to settle our financial problem and stay a peaceful life with God’s mercy.

    Lord please have mercy on us (Leonson & Rebecca Leon)
    Please forgive us our sins .We love you Lord Jesus Christ.Amen

  15. Thank you for prayers answers for better job and better healthcare for my wife, and keeping my wife cancer free for two years now.

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  17. My dad’s name is Devadas, has been suffering from Liver cirrhosis for a few years now and was recently diagnosed with blood cancer 2 months back. His cancer cells have been responding well to chemotherapy, however his liver has been further damaged by the chemo and doctors have given up hope. They have told my family that his liver is so bad, he might only live for another month or two. I have been holding on to the faith and believe in Jesus and Mother Mary that they will heal my dad but i am extremely afraid and shattered beyond words now.

    My Mother has lost 3 kids before me and one after me. My brother died when i was 7. I am the only child. My mother as been through a lot. I want my father to be there to walk me down the aisle when i get married one day. Please pray for my Dad, i believe where 2 or 3 are gathered in prayer Jesus is there and will hear. Thank you so much for your prayers, i am ever grateful to each and everyone of you who sees this and prays for my dad. My prayers are with each and everyone of you as well. May the Lord continue to show us his mercy. Amen.