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Day 6 of the Divine Mercy Novena

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In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention. Those intentions are: all mankind, especially sinners; the souls of priests and religious; all devout and faithful souls; those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus; the souls who have separated themselves from the Church; the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children; the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy; the souls detained in purgatory; and souls who have become lukewarm.

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw ... strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death" (Diary, 1209).

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Sixth Day
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.


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.

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If you have missed a day of the novena, don't be discouraged. Read Dr. Robert Stackpole's column, "What If I Miss a Day of the Novena?"

To catch up with previous days, view our novena page.

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Beth - Apr 23, 2014

Please pray for a dear neighbours sister who is over 90 years of age and very near to entering into God Kingdom

Toby - Apr 24, 2014

Beth, there could not be a more better time - please see if she can go to Confession and receive Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday. Otherwise, talk to your parish priest to see if he can come over, hear her Confession and distribute Viaticum.

I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)

patty - May 8, 2014

that i don't have thyroid cancer

Juanita Q. Quitugua - Apr 8, 2015

please pray for my 3 year old grandson KOA

Christine - Apr 8, 2015

Pray for my family that we will be reunited soon. And please pray for the whole world, that we may have peace

Ann - Apr 8, 2015

Please pray for my husband that he remains cancer free. Oncologist appointment on Monday April 13th.

Sophia villa - Apr 8, 2015

Peace within my family and friends. !

Glo - Apr 8, 2015

May God show special mercy to all those making the Novena these 9 days of Easter, receive all the prayers of their hearts and grant them all the graces they require in their lives.

Elizabeth - Apr 8, 2015

Please,join me in praying for my Uncle whose health is very critical at the moment in the hospital.

Julie, OHIO, USA - Apr 8, 2015

Pray for my brother Adam who is struggling with many things right now. Pray also for my mother to find work. Pray for me that I will not give in to depression. Thank you.

lou - Apr 8, 2015

pray for my very difficult time..hope we can survived..spiritually...emotionally,financially and a complete pardon for us

lou - Apr 8, 2015

pray for my very difficult time..hope we can survived..spiritually...emotionally,financially and a complete pardon for us

Teresa - Apr 8, 2015

please pray for one of my best friends and her husband who experienced a tragedy on Monday. The loss of their unborn twin daughters in a miscarriage. Their hearts are broken.

Thank you.

Cherry Palacio - Apr 8, 2015

for my husband's Boss who is very kind generous and now religious to be cancer free

Fran - Apr 8, 2015

pray for my ill husband, daughters intentions, unborn grand child's health and safe delivery for baby and mother. My health

Mary - Apr 9, 2015

My Dad's stroke recovery, all souls, Divine Mercy, my niece, husband's conversion. Thx to God.

Cathy - Apr 9, 2015

For my son who is about to go on a trans American solo bike ride, that he will be safe and protected by the mantle of our Holy Mother.

That my remaining chemotherapy sessions will be lessened in symptoms so that I can go back to work.

Francine - Apr 11, 2015

Please pray for a safe delivery of our six child, which is to be expected any day.
For all the people attending the Youth 2000 retreat; Holy Spirit open their hearts and dwell in them. Open their eyes, ears and minds to hear, see, and know Gods ways and give them courage to follow you God. Amen.

Employment - Mar 30, 2016

Please pray that I may get the job of my desire at the earliest with the good package. nothing is impossible to the lord of amighty. I trust in you Lord.Never let me turn back with empty hands for the person am I

Chris - Mar 30, 2016

I pray for the mantle of our Blessed Mother's protection to cover our holy priests; that they may approach the Throne with humility, that they may completely trust in His mercy and providence, that they will be emboldened to speak the truth of the Church into a very broken world. May God hold all of the priests at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in the palm of his hand.

mari - Mar 30, 2016

pls help me pray for my daughter's grades and she can take her internship this summer. Jesus i trust in you...

Joann G - Mar 30, 2016

Please bring all of the hearts, souls and lives of all of our children to your beloved, merciful Heart, O Lord!

SHARON - Mar 30, 2016

In thanksgiving for Mother Angelica in teaching us out to totally trust in God's providence. May millions quench Jesus's thirst during this year of Mercy and learn how to trust in God's Mercy. I also pray for the many Catholics in this world that we make God #1 above all things, sports, entertainment, etc. Thank you for St. Faustina and letting your Mercy be know and taught.

Pat - Mar 30, 2016

Please pray for spiritual healing and a fresh start in life for my grandsons Jerry and Patrick who are struggling to pay bills and take care of their families

Charis - Mar 30, 2016

Kids are precious in God. I admire their child like heart that can see God

The youth are the future of America

Other day at Church youth group we were all singing the song strength for journey

We were so uplifited when some of the youth changed the lyrics for year of Mercy

Instead of lyrics
I will be
I will be
Strength for the journey

The childlike heart youth sung

We will see
We will see
We will see in your Divine Mercy

Hearing this is uplifting!

My friends and I were holy touched

Yes, we will all see you in God in breatheing living Divine Mercy

Rosemarie - Mar 30, 2016

For the little innocent souls of my beloved grandchildren that they will able give honor and glory to our Lord. Please keep them safe Lord Jesus, under the protection of your mother. Thank you dearest Mary and Jesus.

Sofiis - Mar 31, 2016

I pray for my family and friends