Our Lord asked St. Faustina, and through her, all of us, “for a special prayer and meditation on His Passion each afternoon at the three o’clock hour, the hour that recalls His death on the cross…[He] wants us to turn our attention to His Passion at the three o’clock hour to whatever degree our duties allow, and He wants us to ask for His mercy.”From the Hour of Great Mercy.
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.”Words of Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, 1320.
The Three O’Clock Prayer*
You died Jesus, but the source of life flowed out for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fountain of Life, immeasurable Divine Mercy. cover the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water which flowed out from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world. (3x)
Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You!
*That’s one form of the prayer but there are many others. Really you only need to pause in your day at 3:00pm and offer a prayer to the Lord. It can be a long (Stations of the Cross) or a short prayer (you can even use one of the parts of the prayer given here if you don’t have time for the whole thing). Whatever your state in life and your duties allow. Then go back to the task at hand. A simple practice but it can be a fruitful one.