Divine Mercy Sunday 2023

 

 

Come to me,

all you who labor

and are burdened,

and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

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Divine Mercy

“Do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My mercy. I will make up for what you lack.” (Diary 1074)

I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary, 687)

John 6:44

No One Can Come to Me Unless the Father Who Sent Me Draw Him, and I Will Raise Him on the Last Day.

 

John 6:44 is a powerful verse that reminds us of the truth that our relationship with God is not based on our own efforts or abilities. Instead, it is God who initiates and sustains our relationship with Him. This verse assures us that it is God’s strong desire for us to become closer to Him because He loves us.

The verse states, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him on the last day.” This means that it is not up to us to determine the strength of our relationship with God. It is God who takes the first step toward us, drawing us closer to Himself.
God’s love for us is infinite and unconditional. He desires to have a deep and meaningful relationship with each one of us, no matter how grave our sins may be. God’s call to us is an invitation to come close to Him and experience His love, grace, and mercy.

God’s desire for us to come close to Him is evident throughout the Bible. God is always with us, especially during times of pain and brokenness. We can come to Him in our darkest moments and find comfort and strength in His presence.

God’s strong desire for us to become closer to Him is also demonstrated through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Even though we are sinners, God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us so that we could have eternal life with Him.

God not only draws us to Himself but promises to raise us up on the last day. This is a promise of eternal life with Him, a promise that should motivate us to keep pressing on, even when the journey is difficult.

God’s call to us is an invitation to a life that is full of purpose, joy, and love. And it is an invitation that is open to all who are willing to respond. We must be willing to respond to His call by surrendering our lives to Him and trusting in His plan for our lives.

John 6:44 reminds us that it is God’s strong desire for us to become closer to Him because He loves us. He is calling us to come close to Him, no matter how grave our sins may be. We must be willing to respond to His call by drawing near to Him and surrendering our lives to Him. And we can take comfort in the fact that God promises to raise us up on the last day to be with Him for all eternity.

No One Can Come to Me Unless the Father Who Sent Me Draw Him, and I Will Raise Him on the Last Day

The verse John 6:44 is a powerful reminder that our relationship with God is not based on our own efforts or abilities. Instead, it is God who initiates and sustains our relationship with Him. This verse assures us that God desires us to become closer to Him because of His unconditional love for us.

The verse states that no one can come to God unless the Father draws them, and He will raise them up on the last day. This means that our relationship with God is not determined by us but by God’s invitation to draw us closer to Him.

The love of God is truly remarkable. It is an infinite and unconditional love that surpasses our understanding. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but despite our flaws and imperfections, God still loves us deeply. His love is not based on our merits or works but rather on His own character and nature.

God desires to have a deep and meaningful relationship with each one of us. He is not distant or aloof, but instead, He invites us to experience His love, grace, and mercy. He longs to connect with us on a personal level, to be our friend, our Father, and our guide. God’s call to us is an invitation to experience a relationship with Him that is transformative and life-giving.

Through the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, God has made way for us to be reconciled to Him. He offers us forgiveness for our sins and a new life in Christ. This is a free gift that we cannot earn or deserve but that is freely given to us by God’s grace.

God’s love is not dependent on our performance or behavior. It is a constant and unwavering love that endures even when we fail. His love is patient and kind, and he always seeks what is best for us (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). It is a love that never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).

In light of this incredible love, we are called to respond to God’s invitation with open hearts and minds. We are called to turn away from our sins and embrace the new life that God offers us in Christ. We are called to love Him back with all our hearts, souls, and minds (Matthew 22:37).

God’s love for us is infinite and unconditional. Despite our sins, He desires a deep and meaningful relationship with each one of us. His call to us is an invitation to experience His love, grace, and mercy. Let us respond to this invitation with humility, gratitude, and obedience.

The Bible consistently demonstrates God’s desire for us to come close to Him, especially during times of pain and brokenness. We can find comfort and strength in His presence, even in our darkest moments.

Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is also an indication of God’s strong desire for us to become closer to Him. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us so that we could have eternal life with Him.

The Bible is filled with examples of God’s desire for us to draw close to Him in every season of life. In times of pain and brokenness, God is a source of comfort and strength for His people. Throughout the Old Testament, we see God’s compassion and mercy towards His people, even when they stray away from Him. In the book of Psalms, King David repeatedly turns to God in his darkest moments, finding solace and peace in His presence.

Similarly, in the New Testament, we see how Jesus demonstrated God’s love for us by sacrificing His life on the cross. This was not a small or insignificant gesture but rather the ultimate act of love and mercy. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, God provided a way for us to have eternal life with Him. God’s love for us is not based on our worthiness or good deeds but on His infinite grace and mercy.

God’s call to us to draw near to Him is an invitation to experience His love, grace, and mercy. He wants us to know Him intimately and have a deep and meaningful relationship with Him.

God’s desire for us to draw close to Him is based on His love for us. He loves us so much that He wants us to experience the fullness of life that comes from being in a relationship with Him. When we respond to His call and draw near to Him, we can experience His love, grace, and mercy in profound ways.

God promises to raise us up on the last day, a promise of eternal life with Him. This promise should encourage us to continue pursuing our relationship with Him, even when the journey is challenging.

God’s call to us is an invitation to a life full of purpose, joy, and love, and it is open to everyone who responds. We must be willing to respond to His call by surrendering our lives to Him and trusting in His plan for our lives.

John 6:44 is a reminder of God’s desire for us to become closer to Him because of His love for us. He invites us to come close to Him, no matter how grave our sins may be and promises to raise us up on the last day. Let us respond to His call by drawing near to Him and surrendering our lives to Him.

3 O’clock Prayer

The 3 o’clock Prayer is a powerful prayer to be prayed at the sacred hour – 3:00 p.m. As revealed in the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus promises to grant any request made in virtue of His Passion during this hour, refusing nothing to the soul that approaches Him with faith and trust. This is a time to connect with Jesus in a profound way and to ask for His mercy and grace, not only for ourselves but also for others. Through the 3 o’clock prayer, we can obtain everything that we need and experience the transformative power of His love in our lives. Let us make it a habit to pause at 3 p.m. each day and enter into the mystery of the Divine Mercy, confident in the knowledge that Jesus is waiting to pour out His blessings upon us.

Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a powerful and effective prayer that can transform our lives and bring us closer to the love and mercy of Jesus. As revealed in the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus promised that those who pray the chaplet will be able to obtain everything they ask for, as long as it is compatible with His will. This is an incredible promise that gives us confidence and hope in the power of prayer. Moreover, the souls that say the chaplet will be embraced by His mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death. This is a tremendous comfort and a source of hope for anyone who is seeking to draw closer to Jesus and experience His love and mercy. Through the Chaplet, we can entrust ourselves and our loved ones to Jesus’ care and invite His grace into our lives. Let us say the Chaplet with faith and devotion, confident that Jesus is listening and responding to our prayers, and let us make it a regular part of our prayer life and experience the blessings that flow from the mercy of our Lord and Savior.

Divine Mercy Novena

The Divine Mercy Novena is a powerful nine-day devotion that allows us to draw closer to Jesus and receive His abundant graces. Through this novena, Jesus promises to grant every possible grace to souls who devote themselves to this prayer for nine consecutive days. The Diary of St. Fustina reveals that during these nine days, Jesus desires that souls draw strength and refreshment from the fountain of His mercy, especially in times of hardship and even at the hour of death. This is a beautiful opportunity to bring our intentions and those of others to the fountain of His mercy, where we can draw strength, refreshment, and whatever grace we need to face the challenges of life. The Divine Mercy Novena is a beautiful expression of faith and devotion, and by committing to this prayer, we can experience the transformative power of Jesus’ love and mercy in our lives. Let us turn to Jesus with trust and confidence as we pray this powerful novena, and may we be transformed by His grace and mercy in every aspect of our lives.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday, also known as the Feast of Divine Mercy, is a day of great significance and promise for Christians worldwide. It is a day of extraordinary graces and forgiveness, celebrating the infinite and boundless mercy of God towards humanity. According to the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus promised that on this day, the very depths of His tender mercy are open, pouring out an entire ocean of graces upon those who approach the Fount of His Mercy. By going to Confession and receiving Holy Communion, one can obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. The promise of complete forgiveness of sins and punishment for those who receive Holy Communion and go to Confession on that day, as revealed in the Diary of St. Faustina, highlights the immense generosity of God towards us. On this day, all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened, inviting all souls to draw near to Him, no matter how great their sins may be. This day serves as a reminder that no one is beyond redemption and that God’s mercy knows no bounds. Divine Mercy Sunday is an invitation to receive God’s abundant mercy and love and a reminder of the power of His forgiveness and redemption.

Divine Mercy Devotion

The Divine Mercy Devotion offers a powerful message of hope and grace to those seeking comfort in the midst of life’s challenges. Through the Divine Mercy devotion, people can find hope, healing, and peace and draw closer to the Divine Mercy, which offers infinite love and mercy to all. The devotion offers new channels for the outpouring of grace to mankind. Through St. Faustina, the Merciful Savior revealed the said channels to be the Image of The Divine Mercy, the Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday), the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Divine Mercy Novena, and the Hour of Great Mercy, where 3 o’clock Prayer is recited. By spreading devotion to His mercy, believers are promised protection and comfort throughout their lives and the assurance that in their final hour, Jesus will be a Merciful Savior for them rather than a just Judge. The Divine Mercy Devotion is a beacon of light for those seeking solace in the face of adversity, offering a message of love, forgiveness, and salvation to all who seek it.

Divine Mercy Image

The Divine Mercy Image is a powerful reminder of God’s endless mercy and love, as well as the graces and blessings promised by Jesus in relation to the Divine Mercy Devotion.
According to the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus Himself requested that the image be painted with the inscription “Jesus, I trust in You.” This image, which depicts Jesus with rays of red and white emanating from his heart, has become a symbol of hope, forgiveness, and compassion for millions of people. It has since become a source of comfort and hopes for countless individuals around the world, who look to it as a reminder of God’s unfathomable mercy and grace. Through the Divine Mercy Image, believers are reminded of God’s unending compassion and are encouraged to trust in His boundless love.

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Bible Verse

Bible Verse About God’s Mercy

Divine Mercy Novena
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Mercy is the abstention from imposing a righteous punishment. The Bible has many stories of God’s mercy that serve as helpful illustrations. The whole manifestation of God’s mercy is shown in Jesus Christ.
In Matthew 18:23–27, we see another demonstration of God’s kindness. In this parable, Jesus compares a rich ruler who lends his own money to a debtor. When the ruler demanded the return of his money, the debtor came and pleaded for mercy. The ruler forgives the debt in turn. So, as we could not repay the debt to God, He has fully forgiven us of it in Christ. God is merciful and gracious. He is slow to anger, and he shows his steadfast love and faithfulness in eternal abundance. The basis of God’s mercy is His love for us. His mercy stems in significant measure from the fact that He is love (1 John 4:8). In relation to what we have done and insists on doing, we deserve to be punished. However, since God loves us and is merciful, He sent His Son to be the savior of humankind (John 3:16). Thus, we enjoy God’s kindness while Jesus suffers a horrible, painful death on our behalf.
God wants us to be with Him because of His love for us. God’s compassion and mercy are needed by all men of all generations. Jesus surrendered His life for us as a sacrificial lamb (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29). God allowed His Son to bear the judgment we deserved so that we could be forgiven. His extreme act of mercy was described in these verses from Ephesians 2:4–5: “That is the highest expression of God’s love and mercy to us. What this means is that mercy ultimately wins out over condemnation.

Merciful God

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Divine Mercy Chaplet

Every one of us is guilty of having sinned. However, our sentence has been lenient; thus, the judge, who is our Merciful Father, has granted us mercy.
The reality is that every person who has been saved by Jesus has received mercy.
Though we have not done anything to earn it, God has always shown mercy to us. Divine grace cannot be earned but is a gift given to persons who were terribly guilty and completely undeserving of it.
Mercy and compassion are freely given by God, but they are not granted without any action on our part. God does not simply pardon us. We all must make some kind of sacrifice for our wrongdoing. God showed His great love and compassion by sending His only Son to bear the penalty for our sins.
On whom God has mercy, He shows mercy. Through the innocent blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ paid the punishment for our sins. We can only wish that this is the kind of mercy that God provides to people who have not done anything to be entitled to it: the flawless justice of God’s goodness brought to those who cannot earn it through the unearned sufferings of Christ in our place.

Merciful God

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Divine Mercy Prayer

But God Did Hear and Listened to My Voice in Prayer

Psalm 66:19-20 is a powerful reminder of the importance of faith and trust in God. These verses tell us that God hears our prayers and responds with love and mercy. As we read these words, we are reminded that we can turn to God in times of trouble and trust that He...

Divine Mercy Message

Ask for His Mercy

In the midst of our heavy and repetitive sins, it can be easy to feel unworthy of approaching Jesus and asking for His mercy. However, we must remember that His mercy is boundless and unconditional. No matter how intense our sins may be or how habitual our sins have become, we are invited to draw closer to Jesus and seek His forgiveness. His love and mercy for us are so immense that it surpasses all understanding, and He desires nothing more than to pour out His grace upon us. By approaching the fountain of His mercy, we open ourselves up to an ocean of blessings that only He can provide. Let us not hesitate to come to Him with humility and trust, for He will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request in virtue of His Passion. May we all be transformed by His mercy and experience the peace and joy that come from being in His loving embrace.

Completely Trust in His Mercy

When we put all of our faith in Jesus’ mercy, we give ourselves over to the endless blessings that only He can give. In other words, we leave it to Jesus whatever plans we have, whatever problems we are facing, and whatever challenges are coming our way. He longs to pour out His grace upon us and desires nothing more than to grant unimaginable blessings to those who place their trust in Him. It is through trust that the vessel of His mercy is filled, and the more we trust, the more we will receive. We must remember that Jesus’ mercy is always available to us and is willingly offered to us. When we surrender our fears and insecurities to Him and place our complete trust in His loving embrace, He will lavish us with His grace and transform our lives in ways we never thought possible. Trust is the key that unlocks the door to His mercy, and we must be willing to surrender ourselves completely to His will. By putting our faith in Him, we open ourselves up to a world of possibilities and allow Him to work in us in ways that we cannot even imagine. Let us place our trust in Him today and every day, and allow His mercy to fill us with peace, joy, and love.

Be Merciful to Others

Performing works of Mercy is a beautiful expression of our love for Jesus and our commitment to living out His teachings. As followers of Jesus, we are called to perform works of Mercy as an expression of our love for Him. Yes, we are called to show Mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere, whether it be through deeds, words, or prayer. Each of these ways contains the fullness of Mercy and is a testament to our love for Him. It is important to remember that we do not need material resources to carry out acts of Mercy. Even if we do not have material means with which to carry out an act of Mercy, we can still practice spiritual Mercy, which is much more meritorious. It is through these acts of Mercy that we show our love for Jesus and demonstrates our commitment to living a life that is centered on compassion and kindness toward others. By performing deeds of Mercy, we can bring hope and healing to those who are in need and make a difference in the world around us. Let us not forget that by failing to show Mercy to others, we run the risk of not receiving the Mercy of Jesus on the day of judgment. May we all strive to show Mercy in our daily lives and be a reflection of God’s love for those around us. Let us embrace the opportunity to show Mercy in all its forms and let our love for Jesus shine through our actions. By doing this, we will be blessed with His endless love and Mercy, and our lives will be full of His love.

Divine Mercy is an unfathomable ocean of Mercy that is available to all of us. It is an infinite and boundless gift that is available to everyone, no matter how great their sins may be.

It doesn’t matter how grave and gross our sins may be; we are invited to come closer to Jesus and seek His forgiveness. Jesus’ message of Divine Mercy is threefold: ask for His Mercy, trust in Him completely, and be merciful to others.

The first message of Divine Mercy is to ask for His Mercy. We may feel unworthy of approaching Jesus with our grave sins and gross failures, but we must remember that His love and Mercy for us are boundless and unconditional. No matter how intense our sins may be or how habitual they have become, we are invited to draw closer to Jesus and seek His forgiveness. By doing so, we open ourselves up to an ocean of blessings that only He can provide. Let us not hesitate to approach Him with humility and trust, for He will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request in virtue of His Passion.

The second message of Divine Mercy is that we must trust completely in His Mercy. When we surrender ourselves to Him and place our complete trust in His loving embrace, He will lavish us with His grace and transform our lives in unimaginable ways. He longs to pour out His grace upon us and desires nothing more than to grant unimaginable blessings to those who place their trust in Him. Trust is the key that unlocks the door to His Mercy, and we must be willing to surrender ourselves completely to His will. By putting our faith in Him, we allow Him to work in us in ways that we cannot even imagine.

The third message of Divine Mercy is to be merciful to others. As followers of Jesus, we are called to perform acts of Mercy as an expression of our love for Him. We can show Mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere, whether it be through deeds, words, or prayer. It is important to remember that we do not need material resources to carry out acts of Mercy. Even if we do not have material means with which to carry out an act of Mercy, we can still practice spiritual Mercy, which is much more meritorious. By performing deeds of Mercy, we can bring hope and healing to those who are in need and make a difference in the world around us. Let us not forget that by failing to show Mercy to others, we run the risk of not receiving the Mercy of Jesus on the day of judgment.

By embracing these messages, we can transform our lives and become the loving, compassionate, and kind individuals that Jesus calls us to be. The Devotion to the Divine Mercy is a call to approach Jesus with humility and trust, to completely surrender ourselves to His will, and to show compassion and kindness to those around us. By doing so, we will be blessed with His endless love and Mercy, and our lives will be transformed in ways that we never thought possible. Let us embrace the three messages of Divine Mercy and become a reflection of God’s love for those around us.

So, let us approach the fountain of His Mercy with humility and trust, surrender ourselves completely to His will, and perform acts of Mercy as an expression of our love for Him. Let us show Mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere, whether it be through deeds, words, or prayer.
By performing deeds of Mercy, we can bring hope and healing to those who are in need and make a difference in the world around us. Let us embrace the opportunity to show Mercy in all its forms and let our love for Jesus shine through our actions.

Bible Verse

Bible Verse about God’s Love

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It is our earnest desire that this site serves as a catalyst for deepening your faith and strengthening your relationship with our merciful Lord.

May the blessings of Divine Mercy be showered upon you abundantly. And through you, may the message of Divine Mercy continue to spread and flourish throughout the world, bringing hope and healing to all who seek it.

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    • Matthew 11:28 – Bible Hub. https://www.biblehub.com/matthew/11-28.htm
    • Diary 687: The History of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy | The Divine Mercy. https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/chaplet-history
    • Diary 1074: Are We to Respond to God’s Mercy? https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/how-are-we-respond-gods-mercy