Today, October 5th is the Memorial of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Virgin.
I love St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion!
I want to share a prayer I learned from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
It’s known as Saint Faustina’s Prayer for Divine Mercy.
It’s a beautiful prayer that comes directly from paragraph 1570 of her Diary.
It’s often prayed at the end of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy.
The text is below.
Saint Faustina’s Prayer for Divine Mercy
O Great Merciful God, Infinite Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss of its misery to Your mercy – to Your compassion, O God; and it is with its mighty voice of misery that it cries out. Gracious God, do not reject the prayer of this earth’s exiles! O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our misery through and through, and know that by our own power we cannot ascend to You, we implore You: anticipate us with Your grace and keep on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy will all through our life and at death’s hour. Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvation’s enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your [Son’s] final coming – that day known to You alone. And we expect to obtain everything promised us by Jesus in spite of all our wretchedness. For Jesus is our Hope: Through His merciful Heart, as through an open gate, we pass through to heaven. Amen.