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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (ISAIAH 42:1-7)

Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom my soul delights.
I have endowed him with my spirit
that he may bring true justice to the nations.

He does not cry out or shout aloud,
or make his voice heard in the streets.
He does not break the crushed reed,
nor quench the wavering flame.

Faithfully he brings true justice;
he will neither waver, nor be crushed
until true justice is established on earth,
for the islands are awaiting his law.

Thus says God, the Lord,
he who created the heavens and spread them out,
who gave shape to the earth and what comes from it,
who gave breath to its people
and life to the creatures that move in it;

I, the Lord, have called you to serve the cause of right;
I have taken you by the hand and formed you;
I have appointed you as covenant of the people and light of the nations,

to open the eyes of the blind,
to free captives from prison,
and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 

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LORD JESUS, HAVE MERCY ON ALL PRISONERS

Lord Jesus, have mercy on all prisoners incarcerated for their crimes against humanity; I pray that you will grant them your Divine Mercy, remembering your great act of Divine Mercy, as you expired on the cross, to a criminal who repented and expressed his faith in you, and through your conversion prayer given to St Faustina, I beg you to come into the lives of these poor prisoners that I pray for now, especially those who are about to be executed for their crimes.

If they truly repent and show faith to you, I pray that the last words they will hear in their final agony, will be those that you uttered to Dismas: “This day you will be with me in Paradise.”

(Now please say the Conversion Prayer inviting Jesus into the life of a prisoner who needs this prayer:

O Blood and water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in you.)

 
 

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