DAY 1: Divine Mercy Novena
1. Here is the intention Jesus gave Saint Faustina for this first day of the novena:
“Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”
2. Here is a prayer that Jesus gave Saint Faustina that we can use for this intention:
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.
3. Pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet, taught by Jesus
You can pray in front of the image of the Divine Mercy.
"I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: 'Jesus, I trust in You'" - Jesus to Saint Faustina - Diary, 327
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6