31 Mar

Two suggested prayers to use at 3 o’clock in the afternoon (the hour of great mercy):

“You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.”

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.”

During a vision of the Divine Mercy devotion, Our Lord said to Sr Faustina: “At three o’clock implore My mercy especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world… In this kour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.”

Later, He added: “…As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice.”

Our Lord requested of Sr Faustina the making of the Stations of the Cross in this hour, if possible. If not, He asked that she step into the chapel for a moment and adore His Heart full of mercy in the Blessed Sacrament. He continued: “Should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant.”


“When you go to Confession, know this, that I Myself am waiting for you in the confessional; I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in the soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of Mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great there is no limit to My generosity.”

“No soul will be justified unless it turns with confidence to My mercy… Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to confidence in the abyss of My mercy… Graces are drawn from the fount of My mercy with one vessel only, and that is trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive… I make Myself dependent upon your trust; if your trust will be great, then My generosity will know no limits… Sins of distrust wound Me most painfully.”

“Souls who spread the honour of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Saviour.”
(Our Lord to St Faustina)


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