Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 8

Image via Wikipedia Day 8 Intention: The souls who are detained in Purgatory. Today bring to Me the souls who are detained in Purgatory and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy.  Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames.  All these souls are greatly loved by Me.  They are making retribution fo My justice.  It is in your power to bring them relief.  Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf.  Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice. “Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice.  May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in…

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Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 7

Wow, day #7 already.  Only 2 days to go! Image via Wikipedia Day 7 Intention: The souls who especially venerate and glorify My mercy. 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 adverstities 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 judges severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who…

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Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 6

Image by amrufm via Flickr Today is the 6th day of the Divine Mercy Novena.    Many amazing promises are attached to this novena. I encourage you to go to a Catholic bookstore to pick up a Divine Mercy pamphlet that tells you the story behind it, too, so you can keep the prayers with you and not be tied to the computer while reciting them. Day 6 Intention: The meek and humble souls and the souls of little children 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…

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Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 5

Image via Wikipedia Day 5 Intention: The souls of those who have separated themselves from my church. Today bring to Me the souls of those who have separated themselves from My church and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.  During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church.  As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion. “Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You.  Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church.  Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church and do not let them escape from the abode of your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors.  Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son…

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Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 2

Image via Wikipedia Day 2 Intention: The Souls of Priests and Religious Today bring to Me the souls of priests and religious and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy.  It was they who gave Me strength to endure My bitter Passion.  Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind “Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service, that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard – upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing.  For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen” This is a chaplet, which means there’s a series of prayers to be said and you can use a rosary to help…

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Praying Through Divorce – Divine Mercy Novena Day 1

Image by jangelo via Flickr Today is the first day of the Divine Mercy Novena.  I HIGHLY recommend that you say (well, more than just “say”….really consider these prayers as you recite them) this series of prayers over the next 9 days.  Many amazing promises are attached to this novena. I encourage you to go to a Catholic bookstore to pick up a Divine Mercy pamphlet that tells you the story behind it, too, so you can keep the prayers with you and not be tied to the computer while reciting them.  If you don’t have one near you, check out Amazon.  Here’s the link to the book I have – The Divine Mercy.  Actually, they sell this one in a pack of 5 for $13.43.  That’s pretty reasonable if you have 4 friends or family members to give the others to.  Or, just leave them at church as anonymous gifts!  If you order today, you can get them by Monday or Tuesday with 2 day shipping.  I apologize for not having thought of this sooner….next year! I plan to post each day’s prayers and intentions here.  I’m asking your forgiveness ahead of time, though, for those days when I…

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