I’ve been praying the Divine Mercy Novena since Good Friday. (I’m grateful to those who are praying along with me!)
Those praying the novena know it ends on April 27th, the day before the Feast of Mercy.
Have you heard of this feast?
Have you ever heard of the Divine Mercy Novena?
St. Faustina wrote,
“The Lord told me to say this chaplet for nine days before the Feast of Mercy. It is to begin on Good Friday” (Diary, 796).
“I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.
On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. You will do this in this life and in the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy. On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My bitter Passion, for graces for these souls” (1209).
Pray with Me
I’ll be praying the Divine Mercy Novena, and I want you to join me!
Change can be difficult to experience and accept. We’re creatures of habit, and we get “comfortable” with our routines. We usually want everything to take place in a particular way because we think we know best. The truth is, we’re only able to see a small piece of the picture; our view is limited and narrow.
When we pray for a specific intention, events may start to occur and create a “shift.” This may appear to be different than what we prayed for, causing us to feel confused, uncomfortable or angry.
Even when we experience a “positive” change in our lives, we may feel resistant to accept it at first! We may not realize that in order for prayers to be answered, some kind of change is usually involved.