March 31, 2018
Holy Saturday – Divine Mercy Novena Day 2
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we wait with Our Lady near the tomb. We ponder the incredible price that Jesus paid for our sins. We marvel at His great love, which He pours out upon us, especially through our priests and religious. Today the Novena prayers are for our priests and religious. They are the bridge between us and God. On this day when Jesus lies in the tomb, we wonder what it would be like without them. Listen to what Our Lady says to us:
April 2, 2007
“Dear children! Do not be hard hearted towards the mercy of God, which has been pouring out upon you for so long a time. In this special time of prayer, permit me to transform your hearts so that you may help me to have my Son resurrect in all hearts, and that my heart may triumph. Thank you!”
Mirjana said, Our Lady added:
“Your shepherds need your prayers.” Our Lady blessed all of us, and all religious articles, and once again emphasized that she gives her motherly blessing. But the greatest blessing is the blessing from the priests.
Saint Faustina carried the mission to pray for priests, and in her Diary shared this prayer for priests:
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; You yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things. (Diary, 1052)
God’s Mercy passes through the hands of our priests. Let’s pray very much for them today.
Divine Mercy Novena – Day Two
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.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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