Divine Mercy Novena Day 9

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The Divine Mercy novena is prayed between Good Friday and the Sunday of Divine Mercy, which is the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are to pray for the special intentions of each day followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

St. 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.”

(Diary of Faustina, 1209)

Open each day with the Chaplet to the Divine Mercy then say the prayer for the day’s intention :

Ninth Day:

Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM,* and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.

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 power.

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.

How to Recite the Chaplet

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary Rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and followed by a closing prayer.


1. Make the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

2. Optional Opening Prayers

St. Faustina’s Prayer for Sinners
O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon You and I beg Your mercy for poor sinners. O sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with You for poor sinners. O Most Sacred Heart, Fount of Mercy from which gush forth rays of inconceivable graces upon the entire human race, I beg of You light for poor sinners. O Jesus, be mindful of Your own bitter Passion and do not permit the loss of souls redeemed at so dear a price of Your most precious Blood. O Jesus, when I consider the great price of Your Blood, I rejoice at its immensity, for one drop alone would have been enough for the salvation of all sinners. Although sin is an abyss of wickedness and ingratitude, the price paid for us can never be equalled. Therefore, let every soul trust in the Passion of the Lord, and place its hope in His mercy. God will not deny His mercy to anyone. Heaven and earth may change, but God’s mercy will never be exhausted. Oh, what immense joy burns in my heart when I contemplate Your incomprehensible goodness, O Jesus! I desire to bring all sinners to Your feet that they may glorify Your mercy throughout endless ages (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 72).

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.

(Repeat three times)
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!

3. Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

4. Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

5. The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

6. The Eternal Father

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

7. On the 10 Small Beads of Each Decade

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

8. Repeat for the remaining decades

Saying the “Eternal Father” (6) on the “Our Father” bead and then 10 “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion” (7) on the following “Hail Mary” beads.

9. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

10. Optional Closing Prayers

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss of its misery to Your mercy — to Your compassion, O God; and it is with its mighty voice of misery that it cries out. Gracious God, do not reject the prayer of this earth’s exiles! O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our misery through and through, and know that by our own power we cannot ascend to You, we implore You: anticipate us with Your grace and keep on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy will all through our life and at death’s hour. Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvation’s enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your [Son’s] final coming — that day known to You alone. And we expect to obtain everything promised us by Jesus in spite of all our wretchedness. For Jesus is our Hope: through His merciful Heart, as through an open gate, we pass through to heaven (Diary, 1570).

Litany to the Divine Mercy

from St. Faustina Kowalska’s Diary

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, better than the heavens,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, crown of all God?s handiwork,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls,

I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope,

I trust in You.

Let us pray:


Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

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