Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mary TV Daily Reflection 4/12/2015 - Divine Mercy Sunday

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Jesus, I trust in You.

April 12, 2015
Divine Mercy Sunday

Dear Family of Mary!

"Open yourselves. Open your hearts to God's mercy and He will give you everything you need and will fill your hearts with peace, because He is peace and your hope." (November 25, 2010)  

Today is the Feast of Divine Mercy! Jesus told St. Faustina His intentions for this day:

Jesus is commanding me to make a novena before the Feast of Mercy, and today I am to begin it for the conversion of the whole world and for the recognition of The Divine Mercy.... so that every soul will praise My goodness. I desire trust from My creatures. Encourage souls to place great trust in My fathomless mercy. Let the weak, sinful souls have no fear to approach Me, for even if it had more sins that there are grains of sand in the world, all would be drowned in the unmeasurable depths of My mercy. (1059)

We are so blessed to see this day, when the Feast of Mercy is celebrated throughout the world! How many souls are being saved by the fervent prayers of the Church on this Feast! Jesus is pouring out His Mercy upon all, even the most lost. We are so blessed!
Today, let's pray this beautiful litany that was composed by St. Faustina. It is designed to help the doubting soul. St. Faustina wrote: "Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting (949)." Indeed, our faith will also be strengthened by this litany.

This Litany was written by St. Faustina:

The Litany to 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
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity
Divine Mercy, expression of the greatest might of God
Divine Mercy, in creation of heavenly spirits
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life
Divine Mercy, shielding us from deserved punishment
Divine Mercy, lifting us from the misery of sin
Divine Mercy, justifying us through the Person of the Incarnate Word
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the wounds of Christ
Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Divine Mercy, giving us the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of Mercy
Divine Mercy, in revealing the mysteries of God
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church
Divine Mercy, in instituting the Holy Sacraments
Divine Mercy, first of all in the sacraments of Baptism and Penance
Divine Mercy, in the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Holy Orders
Divine Mercy, in calling us to the holy faith
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of sinners
Divine Mercy, in sanctifying the just Divine Mercy, in perfecting of the pious
Divine Mercy, fount of help for the sick and the suffering
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls
Divine Mercy, accompanying us in every moment of our life
Divine Mercy, anticipating our needs with graces
Divine Mercy, repose of the dying
Divine Mercy, heavenly delight of the saved
Divine Mercy, respite and relief of the souls in Purgatory
Divine Mercy, crown of All Saints
Divine Mercy, inexhaustible source of miracles

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 (950). Through our Lord Jesus Christ, King of mercy, who with You and the Holy Spirit shows us mercy now and forever. Amen.
(From St. Faustina's Diary, 949)

And here is a beautiful prayer of consecration that St. Faustina wrote to Our Lady. May our hearts join the Immaculate Heart of Mary in extolling the Mercy of God!

A Prayer to Our Lady written by St. Faustina:


O Mary, Immaculate Virgin,
Pure crystal for my heart,
You are my strength, O secure anchor,
You are a shield and protection for a weak heart.
O Mary, you are pure and unparalleled,
Virgin and Mother at one and the same time;
You're beautiful as the sun, by nothing defiled.
Nothing is worthy of comparison to the image of Your soul.
Your beauty enthralled the Thrice-Holy One's eye,
That He came down from heaven, forsaking th'eternal See's throne,
And assumed from Your Heart Body and Blood,
Hiding for nine months in the Virgin's Heart.
O Mother, Virgin, this will no one comprehend,
That the infinite God is becoming a man;
It's only love's and His inscrutable mercy's purpose.
Through You, Mother - it's given us to live with Him for ever.
O Mary, Virgin Mother and Heaven's Gate,
Through You salvation came to us;
Every grace to us streams forth through Your hands,
And faithful imitation of You only will sanctify me.
O Mother, Virgin - most beautiful Lily.
Your Heart was for Jesus the first tabernacle on earth,
And that, because Your humility was the deepest,
Wherefore You were raised above Angel choirs and Saints.
O Mary, my sweet Mother,
To You I turn over my soul, my body and my poor heart.
Be the safeguard of my life,
Especially at death's hour, in the final fight (Diary 161).

We may also pray the Chaplet today!
The Chaplet may be found at this link: 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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