Sunday, September 26, 2010

Divine Mercy Novena Day 1

Prayers for the novena (Diary, 1209-1229)

Offer your personal intentions to our Savior as you begin this 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 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

Follow the Novena Prayer with the Chaplet which is said on regular rosary beads here it is

Instructions on how to pray the Chaplet:

Start: the Crucifix

1.Make the Sign of the Cross.
Optional opening prayer:
"Thou didst expire, Lord Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Thyself out upon us."
(3 times) "O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in Thee!"

1.Pray the Our Father.
2.Pray the Hail Mary.
3.Recite the Apostles' Creed.
On the large bead before each of the five decades (set of ten prayers):
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."
Latin:"Pater aeterne, offero tibi Corpus et Sanguinem, animam et divinitatem dilectissimi Filii Tui, Domini nostri, Iesu Christi, in propitiatione pro peccatis nostris et totius mundi."

On each small "Hail Mary" bead:
"For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
Latin:"Pro dolorosa Eius passione, miserere nobis et totius mundi."

After five decades, conclude by saying three times:
"Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
'Latin:"Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis et totius mundi."
(This prayer is based on the Trisagion of the Eastern tradition.)

Optional concluding prayers:
"Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Thy mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Thy holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen."

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