Jesus, I trust in You!!
Second Sunday of Easter
Divine Mercy Sunday
Dear Family of Mary!
Today is the Feast of Divine Mercy! Jesus told St. Faustina His intentions for this day:
699. On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy (note139) be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Dairy 699)
Our Lady wants us to open our hearts to Her Son’s Mercy:
April 2, 2007 “Dear children, Do not be hard hearted towards the mercy of God, which has been pouring out upon you for so long a time. In this special time of prayer, permit me to transform your hearts so that you may help me to have my Son resurrect in all hearts, and that my heart may triumph. Thank you!”
Our Lady is with us in Medjugorje to bring us to the Heart of Jesus, Divine Mercy! Today, let’s pray this beautiful litany that was composed by St. Faustina. It is designed to help the doubting soul. St. Faustina wrote: “Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting (949).” Indeed, our faith will also be strengthened by this litany.
Litany to Divine Mercy
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomable love of the Sanctifier…
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity…
Divine Mercy, expression of the greatest might of God
Divine Mercy, in creation of heavenly spirits
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life
Divine Mercy, shielding us from deserved punishment
Divine Mercy, lifting us from the misery of sin
Divine Mercy, justifying us through the Person of the Incarnate Word
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the wounds of Christ
Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Divine Mercy, giving us the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of Mercy
Divine Mercy, in revealing the mysteries of God
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church
Divine Mercy, in instituting the Holy Sacraments
Divine Mercy, first of all in the sacraments of Baptism and Penance
Divine Mercy, in the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Holy Orders
Divine Mercy, in calling us to the holy faith
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of sinners
Divine Mercy, in sanctifying the just Divine Mercy, in perfecting of the pious
Divine Mercy, fount of help for the sick and the suffering
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls
Divine Mercy, accompanying us in every moment of our life
Divine Mercy, anticipating our needs with graces
Divine Mercy, repose of the dying
Divine Mercy, heavenly delight of the saved
Divine Mercy, respite and relief of the souls in Purgatory
Divine Mercy, crown of All Saints
Divine Mercy, inexhaustible source of miracles
Lamb of God, who mercifully offers Yourself for our sake in every holy Mass, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away our sins with inexhaustible compassion, have mercy on us.
V: The Mercy of God is above all His works.
R: Hence, we will praise The Divine Mercy forever and ever.
Let us pray:
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 (950). Through our Lord Jesus Christ, King of mercy, who with You and the Holy Spirit shows us mercy now and forever. Amen.
(From St. Faustina’s Diary, 949)
A Prayer to Our Lady written by St. Faustina:
MARY, IMMACULATE VIRGIN
Pure crystal for my heart,
You are my strength, O secure anchor,
You are a shield and protection for a weak heart.
O Mary, you are pure and unparalleled,
Virgin and Mother at one and the same time;
You’re beautiful as the sun, by nothing defiled.
Nothing is worthy of comparison to the image of Your soul.
Your beauty enthralled the Thrice-Holy One’s eye,
That He came down from heaven, forsaking the Eternal See’s throne,
And assumed from Your Heart Body and Blood,
Hiding for nine months in the Virgin’s Heart.
O Mother, Virgin, this will no one comprehend,
That the infinite God is becoming a man;
It’s only love’s and His inscrutable mercy’s purpose.
Through You, Mother – it’s given us to live with Him forever.
O Mary, Virgin Mother and Heaven’s Gate,
Through You salvation came to us;
Every grace to us streams forth through Your hands,
And faithful imitation of You only will sanctify me.
O Mother, Virgin – most beautiful Lily.
Your Heart was for Jesus the first tabernacle on earth,
And that, because Your humility was the deepest,
Wherefore You were raised above Angel choirs and Saints.
O Mary, my sweet Mother,
To You I turn over my soul, my body and my poor heart.
Be the safeguard of my life,
Especially at death’s hour, in the final fight (Diary 161).
Thank you for joining us in this devotion to the Divine Mercy!! May the Divine Mercy – the Sacred Heart of Jesus, bless us all with His Rays of Mercy, that we will be made worthy of Heaven and Life Eternal with the Most Holy Trinity.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
© Mary TV 2020
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