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)

You Were Chosen!

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name He may give you.

– John 15:16

 

The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ [Jesus] will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little.
– 1 Peter 5:10

 

He saved us and called us to a holy life, not according to our works but according to his own design and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began,…
– 2 Timothy 1:9

 

Come to him, a living stone,[a] rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God,…
– 1 Peter 2:4

 

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

Will You Respond?

Throughout history, people have been called upon by God to fulfill a divine purpose. We can see various instances where God calls people to a specific purpose or mission. These callings have taken many forms, from the prophets of the Old Testament to the disciples of Jesus Christ, often unexpected and coming at different points in a person’s life. The Bible is filled with stories of individuals who responded to God’s calling and were used to accomplish great things for His kingdom.

Matthew 11:28 speaks to the weariness of the soul that many people experience. It is an invitation from Jesus to find peace and rest in Him. When we respond to God’s calling, we surrender our burdens and allow Him to take control of our lives. This verse shows that responding to God’s calling brings relief to those who are weary and weighed down by life’s challenges. By answering His call, we can find rest in Him and the assurance that He will carry us through difficult times. This brings a deep sense of peace and rest that cannot be found anywhere else.

John 15:16 reminds us that God has a specific plan for each of our lives. He has chosen us and appointed us to bear fruit that will last. When we respond to His calling, we are aligning ourselves with His will and purpose for our lives. This verse emphasizes that God has a specific purpose for each of our lives, and responding to His calling is essential to fulfilling that purpose. When we answer God’s call, we can bear fruit that has a lasting impact and receive His blessings. This results in a fruitful life that brings glory to God.

1 Peter 5:10 reminds us that responding to God’s calling may not always be easy. We may face trials and sufferings along the way. However, we can take comfort in the fact that God Himself will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us. God promises to restore and strengthen us through the trials we face when we trust in Him. He will be with us every step of the way and provide everything we need to fulfill His calling.

2 Timothy 1:9 reminds us that responding to God’s calling is not about our own works or abilities. Yes, answering God’s calling is not about our works but rather about God’s design for our lives. It is about His grace and His plan for our lives. When we respond to His calling, we surrender ourselves to His will and allow Him to work through us. We are called to live a holy life according to God’s will, and answering His calling is a vital part of that journey.

1 Peter 2:4 reminds us that responding to God’s calling may not always be popular or accepted by others. We may face rejection or ridicule for following Him. It may require us to step out of our comfort zones and face rejection or opposition. However, we can take comfort in the fact that we are chosen and precious in the sight of God.

We have to respond to God’s calling because it is the only way to find true peace, purpose, and fulfillment in life. It brings peace, purpose, strength, and a sense of belonging to His eternal plan. When we respond to His calling, we are aligning ourselves with His will and purpose for our lives. We trust in His promises and follow His will for our lives. It may not be easy, but it is worth it because it leads us closer to Him and the fulfillment of His purpose in our lives. God, Himself, will be with us every step of the way. Let us respond to His calling with faith and obedience, knowing that He has great plans for our lives.

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.

Help Spread this Devotion

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By liking, following, and sharing our page with your family and friends, you can help us reach even more people and spread the message of God’s love. And if you don’t feel comfortable doing it, that’s okay too. What matters most is that you respond to His calling in whatever way feels right for you.

Remember, you are not here by chance or accident. You are here because you have a purpose, and that purpose is to help deliver the good news. So don’t wait any longer. God is waiting for you, and the Father loves you. Together, we can make a difference in the world and bring hope to those who need it most.

Bible Verse

Bible Verse About God’s Mercy

Divine Mercy Novena
Divine Mercy Church

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

God’s compassion

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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The creation of this site was deeply rooted in our humble desire to help in spreading the devotion to the Divine Mercy. This mission was inspired by the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as conveyed through Saint Faustina’s Diary (1074): “Do whatever is within your power to spread devotion to My mercy….” It is our earnest desire to share the essence of this treasure trove with our readers and inspire them to deepen their devotion to Divine Mercy.

It is important to note that the excerpts from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska mentioned and quoted in this site belong to the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. Their tireless efforts to promote the Devotion to Divine Mercy serve as a beacon of hope and guidance for those seeking to learn more about this holy devotion. And being one of the most authoritative and trustworthy sources of information about the Divine Mercy Devotion, coupled with our pure desire to provide only the accurate, non-misleading, and approved version of select contents of the Diary of Saint Faustina, we are deeply inspired to quote some diary excerpts that they exclusively own.

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Personal copies of these holy books are faithful and steadfast companions on life’s journey, providing solace, guidance, and inspiration whenever we may need it most. So let us not delay in obtaining these precious resources, and let us carry the message of Divine Mercy with us always as a beacon of hope and a testament to our unwavering faith.

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.

    ATTRIBUTIONS

    • 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