Divine Mercy Novena First Day
“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.”
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.
(In this post, the above was taken from https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm.)
Jeremiah 33: 10 Thus says the LORD: In this place of which you say, “How desolate it is, without man, without beast!” and in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are now deserted, without man, without citizen, without beast, there shall yet be heard 11 the cry of joy, the cry of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, the voice of the bride, the sound of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, singing, “Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good; his mercy endures forever.” For I will restore this country as of old, says the LORD.
“My beloved, I have told you in many ways that there is much to come and much to suffer for those who bear my name. But do not be afraid. It is when God most appears to be losing that his greatest victories are won. This is to confound the enemy and to show the infinite power of God. May his glory be proclaimed for all ages!”
Lord, my glorious and almighty Father, I place my ‘I love you’ and ‘I thank you’ in all you are doing to save us and bring glory to yourself through your Divine Mercy. Help me to live only and always in your will, for your glory. Amen.
(Blog post from August 19, 2007)