Happy and Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday, y’all!

Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You!

I hope this marvelous feast day has been a time of solace, interior cleansing, and purification, and has helped you have hope in the strange times in which we find ourselves living. The novena ended yesterday but I posted another chaplet prayer thread today anyway. At the end of it I included the Litany to the Divine Mercy from St. Faustina’s Diary. I’m including it here, too. It’s an excellent prayer and one I should turn to more often.

The Litany to the Divine Mercy

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, unfathomable love of the Sanctifier, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, expression of the greatest might of God, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in creation of heavenly spirits, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, shielding us from deserved punishment, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, lifting us from the misery of sin, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, justifying us through the Person of the Incarnate Word, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the wounds of Christ, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, giving us the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of Mercy, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in revealing the mysteries of God, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in instituting the Holy Sacraments, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, first of all in the sacraments of Baptism and Penance, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Holy Orders, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in calling us to the holy faith, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of sinners, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, in sanctifying the just, we trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in perfecting of the pious, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, fount of help for the sick and the suffering, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us in every moment of our life, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, anticipating our needs with graces, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, repose of the dying, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, heavenly delight of the saved, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, respite and relief of the souls in Purgatory, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, crown of All Saints, we trust in You.
Divine Mercy, inexhaustible source of miracles, we trust in You.

Lamb of God, who revealed the greatest mercy in redeeming the world by dying on the cross, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who mercifully offers Yourself for our sake in every holy Mass, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away our sins with inexhaustible compassion, have mercy on us.

V: The Mercy of God is above all His works.
R: Hence, we will praise The Divine Mercy forever and ever. 

Let us pray:

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, King of mercy, who with You and the Holy Spirit shows us mercy now and forever. Amen.


The novena has ended but I’m still posting the Live Twitter Rosary Threads* on Tuesdays and Fridays, 8pm EDT, 7pm CDT. Still focusing on the Coronavirus. In the threads the intentions are aimed at ending the culture of death and promoting a Culture of Life. I may add the new intentions to the Rosary posted here. I did base them on the ones Pope St. John Paul II gave us for the Divine Mercy devotion, after all. I used his intentions when I posted the Live Twitter Rosary Threads in their earlier run (summer of 2018 until the Easter Vigil 2019).

Thank you for reading and for praying the litany with me if you did. I hope you’ll join me on Twitter to pray for the sick and suffering, all of us who are affected by the virus, for those who are trying to deal with the situation in the medical and research fields, those in government, and the rest of us just trying to live our lives in a world that seems to have changed overnight and not in ways we expected or wanted. But whatever happens, I hope you and yours will stay safe and well, and that the Lord will bless you and keep you, and may His peace be always with you.

Divine Mercy Image

Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in You!


Notes and Links

*Join me on Twitter for the Live Rosary Threads. Just go to my profile page a few minutes before starting time (8pm EDT, 7pm CDT). I usually post some preliminary stuff a few minutes early, then begin the Rosary on the hour. You can check out earlier threads for the Rosary and the Divine Mercy on the What’s New page.

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