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Day 7 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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Seventh Day:
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.

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.

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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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Trixy - Apr 24, 2014


mike mcdonough - Apr 9, 2015

May the Divine Mercy message and devotion be spread to all the nations, and may all souls turn with trust to Jesus-- who IS Mercy and LOve itself!!

Bona Odinala Felix Chigozie - Apr 9, 2015


Margaret - Apr 10, 2015

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for Your mercy for us. Thank you for Your Living Spirit within us. Help us to become suitable vessels for Your Spirit, that Your Spirit may dwell within us and that we may then spread Your love and joy to those who so desperately need You! Keep us worthy of Your Spirit so that we can bring great joy and comfort to your most Sacred Heart! Thank you for redeeming us!

Klp - Mar 31, 2016

Lord Jesus, son of David, please have mercy on my my broken family. The father is mentally sick, my daughter has just recovered from depression. Please eliminate my son's genital warts and keep his genitourinary system in good health. Thank you!

Pat - Mar 31, 2016

Please have mercy on my daughter, Sherrie Cruson and heal her legs, heal her of the uveitus disease that she has that affects her eyes and body

Theology of Body and Divine Mercy fan - Mar 31, 2016

Let's us pray for all Divine Mercy fans to have MORE enthusiasm devotion to reach out at least in prayers for the needy in poverty, sinners of the flesh I am one of them, God also came for pornstars , He wants all to be in the image of the Godstar Merciful loving Jesus Christ , pray for prisoners set free from sin slavery and enter the joy of Lord . Amen . Copy and paste this to all . If St Augustine and St Mary Magdalene are here today they would tell all the world of Gods Forgiving Mercy love

May all come to know Gods love in a fresh way

geraldine - Mar 31, 2016

Thank You Divine Mercy I love You,Please help me be the best i can be in all my thoughts, words and actions every day, please help my son to give up his addiction to alcohol and keep all my family safe from all sin, evil and danger, Thank You Lord Jesus, Mary And Joseph And All The Angels And Saints And The Holy Trinity, Amen xxx