“Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the Tribunal of My mercy. Do not grow weary of praying for sinners. You know what a burden their souls are to My Heart. Relieve My deathly sorrow; dispense My mercy.” (Diary of St.Faustina, para.975)
“O, how ardently I desire that all mankind turn with trust to Your mercy!” (Diary of St.Faustina, para.929)
Today, 27th September, begins the Novena in honour of Saint Faustina, ending on her feast day on 5th October. This great Apostle of Divine Mercy enjoys great power before the Throne of Mercy.
In her Diary, she promised that in Heaven, she would not forget this world but would continue to draw souls to trust in the Merciful Lord –
“When I stand at the foot of Your throne, the first hymn that I will sing will be one to Your mercy. Poor earth, I will not forget you. Although I feel that I will be immediately drowned in God as in an ocean of happiness, that will not be an obstacle to my returning to earth to encourage souls and incite them to trust in God’s mercy. Indeed, this immersion in God will give me the possibility of boundless action.” (Diary, para.1582)
May all of us who seek her heavenly intercession enjoy the grace she obtains for us from the Merciful Lord.
Prayer to obtain graces through the intercession of Saint Faustina
O Jesus, who filled Saint Faustina with profound veneration for Your boundless Mercy, deign, if it be Your holy will, to grant me, through her intercession, the grace for which I fervently pray…
My sins render me unworthy of Your Mercy, but be mindful of Saint Faustina’s spirit of sacrifice and self-denial, and reward her virtue by granting the petition which, with childlike trust, I present to You through her intercession.
Our Father.. Hail Mary .. Glory Be ..
Saint Faustina, Apostle and Secretary of the Divine Mercy, pray for us.