|Jesus further asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy be
preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.
He gave her an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day
the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:
These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My
soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said:
'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for
them is to flee to My Mercy.
In her diary, Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and
you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on
the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.
The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:
DAY 1 - All mankind, especially sinners
DAY 2 - The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 - All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet
DAY 5 - The souls of separated brethren
DAY 6 - The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
DAY 7 - The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
DAY 8 - The souls who are detained in purgatory; and
DAY 9 - The souls who have become lukewarm.
This is prayed along with the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Today bring Me all mankind, especially all sinners.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us,
do not look upon our sins, but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness.
Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us
escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the
Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon
poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His
Sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for
ever and ever. Amen.
Today Bring Me the Souls of Priests and Religious.
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us, that we
may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see us may glorify the Father of Mercy
who is in heaven. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company
[of chosen souls] in Your vineyard - upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow
them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which
they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to
guide others in the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless
mercy for ages without end. Amen.
Today Bring Me All Devout and Faithful Souls.
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in the great
abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and
never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by that most wondrous love for
the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
Eternal Father, turn Your Merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as
upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, grant them Your
blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love
or lost the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and
Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today Bring Me Those Who Do Not Believe In Me and Those Who Do Not Know Me
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of
Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who has yet do not believe in You or do
not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us,
may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode
which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gave upon the souls of
those who do not believe in Your Son, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are
enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the
Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that
they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today Bring to Me the Souls of the Separated Brethren
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You.
Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of our separated
brethren. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape
from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come
to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of our
separated brethren, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces obstinately
persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your Own
Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are
enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that they also may
glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today Bring Me The Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble
of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and
humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy,
they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the
throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent
abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of
love and mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek and humble
souls, and upon the souls of little children, who are enfolded in the abode of the Most
Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their
fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all
goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight you take in them:
bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for
endless ages. Amen.
Today Bring Me The Souls Who Especially Venerate and
Glorify My Mercy
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most
Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness
of Your Mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst
of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident in Your Mercy. These souls
are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be
judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who
glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are
enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their
hands are full of
deeds of mercy and their spirit, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to You, O
Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have
placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who
said to them, "I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and
especially at the hour of their death, those souls who will venerate My fathomless
Today Bring Me The Souls Who Are In the Prison Of
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the
abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to
You, and yet who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water
which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of purifying fire, that in that
place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised.
Eternal Father, turn Your most merciful gaze upon the souls
suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg
You, by the sorrowful Passion
of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded,
manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no
other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe
that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.
Today Bring Me The Souls Who Have Become Lukewarm
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode
of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls,
who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most
Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very
ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who
are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg
You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three- hour agony on the Cross: let them,
too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen