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“The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church

“The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church

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What is a Novena?

A novena is a term used to describe a continuous praying of a formula nine consecutive times, usually nine consecutive days or once a week for nine weeks. The number nine derives from the time Mary and the Apostles waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit between Ascension and Pentecost. (from the Catholic Encyclopedia)

Novenas are letter of petition to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saints, including Saint Anthony, Saint Peregrine and Saint Therese of Lisieux. Novena to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is a new and quick one, each prayer in “The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church’s includes the history of that particular novena.

Although the practice of praying novenas has only been around since the 1600s, believers have embraced this commitment of devotion as a unique aspect of our Catholic identity.

“You don’t control God by Saying Novena, however it helps us to opening ourselves to God in order to increase our faith and grow in love of God and neighbor,” said Redemptorist Father Jim White.

“Novenas are about inner healing, obtaining special graces, transformation and growing in virtue and holiness.”

History, purpose

The word “novena” comes from the Latin “novem,” which means nine. Thus, novenas always include nine of something: months, weeks, days, hours or even the same prayer repeated nine times.

In ancient Rome, it was customary to pray for the dead over a nine-day period as a way to mourn and commit the soul to God’s mercy. Mary, the Apostles and other followers of Jesus gathered to pray in the Upper Room during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost.

In the early Middle Ages, novenas were prayed in preparation for major liturgical events such as Christmas and Pentecost and later used as acts of reparation.

Gradually, parishes took on the novena tradition, and it became customary for each parish to have an ongoing novena of some kind. Many parishes carry on that tradition to this day. Although novenas have been part of Catholic tradition since its earliest days, the Church didn’t officially bless the practice until the 19th century, according to Father White.

But if a novena holds no magical powers, what’s the use of praying them?

“When we pray a novena, we focus our spiritual attention intently on one set of prayers,” said Mary DeTurris Poust. “It’s typically for a special intention in order to receive special graces and either the answer to our prayer or the whisper of the Spirit telling us what we need to do, where we need to go. It’s our version of the Upper Room.”

Having the right attitude is key to the use of novenas. Because they’re a powerful means of prayer, we can be tempted to abuse their power.

When we pray a novena, we must take on Jesus’ attitude in Gethsemane the night before he died. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done” (Lk 22:42)

How and why

There are three essential elements for the use of novenas.

First, the prayers are specific, which helps us make our needs before God specific without telling God how to answer our prayer.

Second, the prayers include an expression of trust and confidence in God’s ability to answer them.

“Often we have some doubts, so we pray like the man with the epileptic son,” he said. “‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.’ Prayers that rouse our trust in God are aids to the graces of faith and hope.”

Third, repeating prayers and repeating them over time is helpful because we often need that length of time to move beyond merely making a request to learning to listen to God as he speaks to us in prayer.

According to Father Pacwa, he said and i quote “Getting the answer we seek is only part of the issue,”

“It is also essential to see the need of praying over a long time. The novena induces us to consider more aspects of the importance of receiving the answer. As we pray, we develop our relationship with God, and that is often more lasting than the actual result we see from praying with faith. The relationship with God himself is essential, and a novena reminds us that the relationship takes time.”

List of Novenas That are very Powerful in the Church

Novena To Little Flower

Novena To Divine Mercy

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Novena to the  Miraculous Medal

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrow

Novena St. Anthony of Padua

etc..

Novena of the Miraculous Medal

Novena of the Miraculous Medal

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O Immaculate Virgin Mary,
Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother,
penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal,
we your loving and trustful children implore you to obtain for us the graces and favors we ask during this novena,
if they be beneficial to our immortal souls,
and the souls for whom we pray.
(Here form your petition)
You know, O Mary, how often our souls have been the sanctuaries of your Son who hates iniquity.
Obtain for us then a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach us to God alone so that our every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory.
Obtain for us also a spirit of prayer and self-denial that we may recover by penance what we have lost by sin and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of angels and of men.
Amen. 

miraculous medal

 

Novena to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Novena to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus


Little Flower Novena

it all means the same Person. St Thérèse de Lisieux,” “the Little Flower,” and “St. Theresa of the Child Jesus” are the same person

Prayers to be said each day:

Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.

V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

 

Let us pray: O God, who have instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit; grant that by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be ever truly wise and rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love: O my God! I believe in Thee: strengthen my faith. All my hopes are in Thee: do Thou secure them. I love Thee: teach me to love Thee daily more and more.

 

The Act of Contrition: O my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend You, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance , and to amend my life. Amen.

 

Concluding Prayer Prayed Each Day:

O Lord, You have said: Unless you become as little children you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven; grant us, we beg You, so to follow, in humility and simplicity of heart, the footsteps of the Virgin blessed Thérèse, that we may attain to an everlasting reward. Amen.

 

Special Prayers for Each Day:


First Day

 

St. Thérèse, privileged Little Flower of Jesus and Mary, I approach you with childlike confidence and deep humility. I lay before you my desires, and beg that through your intercession they may be realized. Did you not promise to spend your heaven doing good upon earth? Grant me according to this promise the favors I am asking from you.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but specially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Confidence in God. We can never have too much confidence in the good God who is so powerful and so merciful. We obtain from Him as much as we hope for.

If you are nothing, do you forget that Jesus is everything? You have only to lose your nothingness in His Infinity and think only of loving Him.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Second Day

 

O dear little Saint, now that you see the crucified Jesus in heaven, still bearing the wounds caused by sin, you know still more clearly than you did upon earth the value of souls, and the priceless worth of that Precious Blood which He shed to save them. As I am one of those children for whom Christ died, obtain for me all the graces I need in order to profit by that Precious Blood. Use your great power with our divine Lord and pray for me.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Sin. The only grace I ask, O Jesus, is never to offend Thee.

By love and not by fear, does a soul avoid committing the least fault.

Yes, even if I have on my conscience every possible crime, I should lose none of my confidence; my heart breaking with sorrow, I should go and throw myself into the arms of my Savior.

The remembrance of my faults humbles me and makes me afraid to rely on my own strength, which is nothing but weakness.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Third Day

 

Dear Little Flower, make all things lead me to heaven and God, Whether I look at the sun, the moon, the stars and the vast expanse in which they float, or whether I look at the flowers of the field, the trees of the forest, the beauties of the earth so full of color and so glorious, may they speak to me of the love and power of God; may they all sing His praises in my ear. Like you may I daily love Him more and more in return for His gifts. Teach me often to deny myself in my dealings with others, that I may offer to Jesus many little sacrifices.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: The Use of God’s Gifts. How much benefit have I received from the beauties of nature, bestowed in such abundance. How they raise me to Him who placed such wonders in this land of exile which is only to last a day.

O sparkling nature, if I did not see God in you, you would be naught but a great tomb.

With your little hand which caresses Mary, You sustain the universe and bestow life; and You think of me, O Jesus my little King.

I do not wish creatures to have one atom of my love. I wish to give all to Jesus, since He has shown me that He alone is perfect happiness.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Fourth Day

 

Dear Little Flower of Carmel, bearing so patiently the disappointments and delays allowed by God, and preserving in the depths of your soul an unchanging peace because you sought only God’s will, ask for me complete conformity to that adorable Will in all the trials and disappointments of life. If the favors I am asking during this Novena are pleasing to God, obtain them for me. If not, it is true I shall feel the refusal keenly, but I too wish only God’s Will, and pray in the words you used, that I “may ever be perfectly fulfilled in me.”

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Abandonment to God. I fear only one thing—to keep my own will; take it, my God, for I choose all that You choose.

The only happiness here below is to strive to be always content with what Jesus gives us.

I can demand nothing with fervor, except the perfect accomplishment of God’s will in my soul.

O my Beloved, I offer myself to You, that You may perfectly accomplish in me Your holy designs, and I will not allow anything created to be an obstacle in their path.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Fifth Day

 

Little Flower of Jesus, from the very first moment of your religious life you thought only of denying yourself in all things so as to follow Jesus more perfectly; help me to bear patiently the trials of my daily life. Teach me to make use of the trials, the sufferings, the humiliations, that come my way, to learn to know myself better and to love God more.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the dayPatience in Sufferings. I do not fear trials sent by Jesus, for even in the most bitter suffering we can see that it is His loving hand which causes it.

When we are expecting nothing but suffering, we are quite surprised at the least joy; but then suffering itself becomes the greatest of joys when we seek it as a precious treasure.

Far from resembling those beautiful saints who practiced all sorts of austerities from childhood, my penance consisted in breaking my self-will, in keeping back a sharp reply, in doing little kindnesses to those about me, but considering these deeds as nothing.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Sixth Day

 

St. Thérèse, Patroness of the Missions, be a great missionary throughout the world to the end of time. Remind our Master of His own words, “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.” Your zeal for souls was so great, obtain a like zeal for those now working for souls, and beg God to multiply their numbers, that the millions to whom Jesus is yet unknown may be brought to know, love and follow Him.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Zeal for souls. Let us work together for the salvation of souls. We have only the day of this life to save souls and to give them to the Lord as proofs of our love.

I tell Jesus that I am glad not to be able to see, with the eyes of my soul, this beautiful heaven which awaits me, in order that He may vouchsafe to open it forever to poor unbelievers.

I cannot perform brilliant works; I cannot preach the Gospel or shed my blood. But what matter? My brothers work in place of me, and I a little child, keep very close to the royal throne. I love for those who are carrying on the warfare.

My deeds, my little sufferings, can make God loved all over the world.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Seventh Day

 

O little martyr of Love, you know now even better than in the days of your pilgrimage that Love embraces all vocations; that it is Love alone which counts, which unites us perfectly to God and conforms our will with His. All you sought on earth was love; to love Jesus as He had never yet been loved. Use your power in heaven to make us love Him. If only we love Him we shall desire to make Him loved by others; we shall pray much for souls. We shall no longer fear death, for it will unite us to Him forever. Obtain for us the grace to do all for the love of God, to give Him pleasure, to love Him so well that He may be pleased with us as He was with you.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Love of God. I will love God alone and will not have the misfortune of attaching myself to creatures, now that my heart perceive what He has in store for those who love Him.

What attracts me to the kingdom of Heaven is the call of our Lord, the hope of loving Him as I have so desired and the thought that I shall be able to make Him loved by a great number of souls who will bless Him forever.

When Christ said, “Give Me a Drink,” it was the love of His poor creatures that He, the Creator of all things, desired. He thirsted for love.

Remember that the dear Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you, for you alone. Remember that He is consumed with a desire to come into your heart.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Eighth Day

 

Dear St. Thérèse, like you I have to die one day. I beseech you, obtain from God, by reminding Him of your own precious death, that I may have a holy death, strengthened by the Sacraments of the Church, entirely resigned to the most holy Will of God, and burning with love for Him. May my last words on earth be, “My God. I love You.”

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: Death. It says in the catechism that death is nothing but the separation of the soul and body. Well, I have no fear of a separation which will unite me forever with the good God.

I am happy to die because I shall be able to help souls who are dear to me, far more than I can here below.

Life is not sad; it is very joyous. If you say, “This exile is sad,” I understand you. We are wrong to give the name “life” to something which will end; it is only to the things of Heaven that we should apply this beautiful name.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

Ninth Day

 

Dear Little St. Thérèse, by love and suffering while you were on earth, you won the power with God which you now enjoy in heaven. Since your life there began, you have showered down countless blessings on this poor world; you have been an instrument made use of by your divine Spouse to work countless miracles. I beg of you to remember all my wants. Sufferings must come to me also, may I use them to love God more, and follow my Jesus better. You are especially the little missionary of love. Make me love Jesus more, and all others for His sake. With all my heart I thank the most Holy Trinity for the wonderful blessings conferred on you, and upon the world through you.

 

Intercede for us all the days of our life, but especially during this Novena and obtain for us from God the graces and favors we ask through your intercession. Amen.

 

Thought for the day: The Mission of the Little Flower. I do not intend to remain inactive in Heaven. I want to work for the Church and for souls. I have asked this of God and I am certain that He will grant my request.

I will spend my Heaven doing good upon earth. This is not impossible, since the angels though always enjoying the beatific vision, watch over us. No, I cannot be at rest until the end of the world.

I beseech Thee, O Jesus, to cast Thy divine glance on a great number of little souls. I beg of Thee to choose in this world a legion of little victims, worthy of Thy Love.

 

Concluding Prayer

 

O Lord, You have said: Unless you become as little children you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven; grant us, we beg You, so to follow, in humility and simplicity of heart, the footsteps of the Virgin blessed Thérèse, that we may attain to an everlasting reward. Amen.

Divine Mercy Novena 2

Divine Mercy Novena 2

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The 3:00 O’clock

You died Jesus But the source of Life Gushed Forth For Souls and The Ocean of Mercy open up for the whole World. O fountain of Life,Unfathomable divine mercy envelope the whole world and  empty yourself upon us(Silent Prayer)O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy, i trust in you  – 3XTake each day of the Novena Prayer and proceed with this prayer daily:Chaplet of Divine MercySay One Our Father, One Hail Mary and Our Creed (I believe in God’s Prayer)–this will be said on the three (3) small beads.on the Next larger beads,Say the”Eternal Father, I offer you the Blood and Water, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sin and those of the whole worldThe ten (10) small beads- Repeat this 10XFor the Sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.DAY ONE

“Today bring to Me all mankind,
especially all sinners,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.
In this way you will console Me
in the bitter grief into which
the loss of souls plunges Me.”

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 for ever and ever.

Amen.

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.

DAY THREE

“Today bring to Me
all devout and faithful souls,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.
These souls brought Me consolation
on the Way of the Cross.
They were that drop of consolation
in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.”

Most Merciful Jesus,
from the treasury of Your mercy,
You impart Your graces
in great abundance to each and all.
Receive us into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart
and never let us escape from It.
We beg this grace of You
by that most wondrous love
for the heavenly Father
with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls,
as upon the inheritance of Your Son.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
grant them Your blessing
and surround them
with Your constant protection.
Thus may they never fail in love
or lose the treasure of the holy faith,
but rather,
with all the hosts of Angels and Saints,
may they glorify Your boundless mercy
for endless ages.

Amen.

DAY FOUR

“Today bring to Me
those who do not believe in God
and those who do not yet know Me.
I was thinking also of them
during My bitter Passion,
and their future zeal comforted My Heart.
Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.”

Most Compassionate Jesus,
You are the the Light of the whole world.
Receive into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls of those who do not believe in God
and of those who as yet do not know You.
Let the rays of Your grace
enlighten them that they, too,
together with us,
may extol Your wonderful mercy;
and do not let them escape
from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls
of those who do not believe in You,
and of those who as yet do not know You,
but who are enclosed
in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
Draw them to the light of the Gospel.
These souls do not know what great happiness
it is to love You.
Grant that they, too,
may extol the generosity of Your mercy
for endless ages.

Amen.

DAY FIVE

“Today bring to Me
the souls of those who have separated themselves
from My Church,
and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.
During My bitter Passion
they tore at My Body and Heart,
that is, My Church.
As they return to unity with the Church
My wounds heal
and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”

Most Merciful Jesus,
Goodness itself,
You do not refuse light
to those who seek it of You.
Receive into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls of those who have separated themselves
from Your Church.
Draw them by Your light
into the unity of the Church,
and do not let them escape
from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart;
but bring it about that they, too,
come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze
upon the souls of those who have separated themselves
from Your Son’s Church,
who have squandered Your blessings
and misused Your graces
by obstinately persisting in their errors.
Do not look upon their errors,
but upon the love of Your own Son
and upon His bitter Passion,
which He underwent for their sake,
since they, too,
are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart.
Bring it about that they also
may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages.

Amen.

DAY SIX

“Today bring to Me
the meek and humble souls
and the souls of little children,
and immerse them in My mercy.
These souls most closely resemble My Heart.
They strengthened Me during My bitter agony.
I saw them as earthly Angels,
who will keep vigil at My altars.
I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace.
Only the humble soul
is capable of receiving My grace.
I favor humble souls with My confidence.”

Most Merciful Jesus,
You yourself have said,
“Learn from Me
for I am meek and humble of heart.”
Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart
all meek and humble souls
and the souls of little children.
These souls send all heaven into ecstasy
and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites.
They are a sweet smelling bouquet
before the throne of God;
God Himself takes delight in their fragrance.
These souls have a permanent abode
in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus,
and they unceasingly sing out a hymn
of love and mercy.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls,
upon humble souls,
and upon little children
who are enfolded in the abode
which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son.
Their fragrance rises from the earth
and reaches Your very throne.
Father of mercy and of all goodness,
I beg You by the love You bear these souls
and by the delight You take in them:
Bless the whole world, that all souls together
may sing out the praises of Your mercy
for endless ages.

Amen.

DAY SEVEN

“Today bring to Me
the souls who especially venerate
and glorify My mercy,
and immerse them in My mercy.
These souls sorrowed most over my Passion
and entered most deeply into My spirit.
They are living images
of My Compassionate Heart.
These souls will shine
with a special brightness in the next life.
Not one of them will go into the fire of hell.
I shall particularly defend
each one of them at the hour of death.”

Most Merciful Jesus,
whose Heart is Love itself,
receive into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart
the souls of those who particularly extol
and venerate the greatness of Your mercy.
These souls are mighty
with the very power of God Himself.
In the midst of all afflictions
and adversities they go forward,
confident of Your mercy;
and united to You, O Jesus,
they carry all mankind on their shoulders.
These souls will not be judged severely,
but Your mercy will embrace them
as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls
who glorify and venerate
Your greatest attribute,
that of Your fathomless mercy,
and who are enclosed
in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
These souls are a living Gospel;
their hands are full of deeds of mercy,
and their hearts,
overflowing with joy,
sing a canticle of mercy to You,
O Most High! I beg You O God:
Show them Your mercy according to the hope
and trust they have placed in You.
Let there be accomplished in them
the promise of Jesus,
Who said to them that during their life,
but especially at the hour of death,
the souls who will venerate
this fathomless mercy of His,
He, Himself, will defend as His glory.

Amen.

DAY EIGHT

“Today bring to Me
the souls who are detained in purgatory,
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy.
Let the torrents of My Blood
cool down their scorching flames.
All these souls are greatly loved by Me.
They are making retribution to My justice.
It is in your power to bring them relief.
Draw all the indulgences
from the treasury of My Church
and offer them on their behalf.
Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer,
you would continually offer for them
the alms of the spirit
and pay for their debt to My justice.”

Most Merciful Jesus,
You Yourself have said that You desire mercy;
so I bring into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory,
souls who are very dear to You,
and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice.
May the streams of Blood and Water
which gushed forth from Your Heart
put out the flames of Purgatory,
that there, too,
the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze
upon the souls suffering in Purgatory,
who are enfolded
in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
I beg You,
by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son,
and by all the bitterness
with which His most sacred Soul was flooded:
Manifest Your mercy to the souls
who are under Your just scrutiny.
Look upon them in no other way
but only through the Wounds of Jesus,
Your dearly beloved Son;
for we firmly believe
that there is no limit
to Your goodness and compassion.

Amen.

DAY NINE

“Today bring to Me
souls who have become lukewarm,
and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy.
These souls wound My Heart most painfully.
My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing
in the Garden of Olives
because of lukewarm souls.
They were the reason I cried out:
‘Father, take this cup away from Me,
if it be Your will.’
For them the last hope of salvation
is to run to My mercy.”

Most Compassionate Jesus,
You are Compassion itself.
I bring lukewarm souls
into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart.
In this fire of Your pure love
let these tepid souls,
who, like corpses,
filled You with such deep loathing,
be once again set aflame.
O Most Compassionate Jesus,
exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy
and draw them into the very ardour of You love,
and bestow upon them
the gift of holy love,
for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father,
turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls
who are nonetheless enfolded
in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
Father of Mercy,
I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son
and by His three hour agony on the Cross:
Let them, too,
glorify the abyss of Your mercy.

Amen.