Monday, April 17, 2006
Divine Mercy Day 4
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"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.

Chaplet:

(To be said on regular Rosary)

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, one Our Father, one 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.

4 comment(s):

del_button April 17, 2006 at 5:18 PM
Laura H. said...

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

http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

del_button April 17, 2006 at 6:26 PM
ELY said...

Hey $-bags---this is great--you got me looking all over my crazy house for the booklet I used to pray by--the Divine Mercy Booklet. Now I want to get started, so lucky for me YOU posted the proper way to get on it---thanks...God is working through you.

del_button April 17, 2006 at 7:24 PM
Matthew said...

I'm glad this post has helped you, Ely. And, you are absolutely correct, Laura although I greatly encourage the chaplet.

del_button April 17, 2006 at 11:48 PM
Laura H. said...

Me too. The Chaplet is an amazing devotion which I completely support and encourage... I'm featuring the novena on my blog as well.

just wanted to make sure everyone was clear. :]

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