Divine Mercy Novena, Ninth Day
“Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”
Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.
(In this post, the above was taken from https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm.)
Romans 1:22 While claiming to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.
“My child, the cult of foolishness has spread quickly and it is deadly. Death is worshiped in all its forms—death of the body, death of the spirit, death of relationships—all is death. Its stench is everywhere. Do you know what it costs my Mother to leave the sweet perfume of heaven in order to bring her message to earth? There is no comparison, but you must know what a very great sacrifice she makes for the sake of souls. You, at least, offer prayers and sacrifices for souls. Can you do more? She has done all and everything with great love for the sake of unworthy sinners. My child, do what you can. My Mother will use whatever you can give her. The fruits will be abundant.”
My precious Lord Jesus, I thank and praise you for the gift of your Mother to us unworthy sinners. May my small sacrifices and prayers be magnified through her immaculate heart for souls. Amen.
(Blog post from March 6, 2007)