Diary: St. Maria Faustina Kowalska Divine Mercy in My Soul  © 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263 www.marian.org Used with permission


St Faustina Prayers-Divine Mercy Prayers

The Hour of Great Mercy - 3 O'clock Prayer 

At 3:00 pm, meditate on the Passion of Jesus no matter how brief, implore God's unconditional love and mercy especially for poor sinners, and say...

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. (Diary 1319)

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You. (Diary 187)

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Three times)

Prayer to the Holy Trinity

O Holy Trinity, Eternal God, I thank you for allowing me to know the greatness and the various degrees of glory to which souls attain...O Lord, immerse my soul in the ocean of Your divinity and grant me the grace of knowing You; for the better I know You, the more I desire You, and the more my love for You grows. (Diary 605)

Prayer To Be Merciful

O Most Holy Trinity! As many times as I breathe, as many times as my heart beats, as many times as my blood pulsates through my body, so many thousand times do I want to glorify Your mercy.

I want to be completely transformed into Your mercy and to be Your living reflection, O Lord. May the greatest of all Divine attributes, that of Your unfathomable Mercy, pass through my heart and soul to my neighbour.

Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but always look for what is beautiful in my neighbour’s souls and come to their  rescue. 

Help me, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbour’s needs, and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.

Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of others, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all. 

Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbours and always try to take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks.

Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbour, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbour. 

Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful, so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbour. I will refuse my heart to no one. I will be sincere even with those who, I know, will abuse my kindness. And I will lock myself up in the most merciful Heart of Jesus. I will bear my own suffering in silence.

May your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me. (Diary 163)

Prayer for Divine Mercy for the World

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 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)

Prayer For Healing

Jesus, may Your pure and healthy Blood circulate in my ailing organism, and may Your pure and healthy Body transform my weak body, and may a healthy and vigorous life throb within me, if it is truly Your holy will...(Diary 1089)

Prayer For A Happy Death

O merciful Jesus, stretched on the cross, be mindful of the hour of our death. O most merciful Heart of Jesus, opened with a lance, shelter me at the last moment of my life. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of unfathomable mercy for me. O dying Jesus, Hostage of mercy, avert the Divine wrath at the hour of our death. (Diary 813)

Thanksgiving Prayer

O Jesus, eternal God, I thank You for Your countless graces and blessings. Let every beat of my heart be a new hymn of thanksgiving to You, O God. Let every drop of my blood circulate for You, Lord. My soul is one hymn in adoration of Your mercy. I love You, God, for Yourself alone. (Diary 1794)

St Faustina's Praises to the Divine Mercy

The response is: I TRUST IN YOU

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father 

Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God

Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery

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

Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic

Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness

Divine Mercy, better than the heavens

Divine Mercy, source of miracle and wonders

Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe

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

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

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

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host

Divine Mercy, in the founding of Holy Church
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ

Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life

Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death

Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life

Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life

Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell

Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners

Divine Mercy, astonishment for angels, incomprehensible to Saints

Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God

Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery

Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy

Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence

Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands

Divine Mercy, crown of all of God's handiwork

Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed

Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts

Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls

Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear

Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls

Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope.

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. (Diary 950)

Personal Prayers

O my Jesus, my Master and Director, strengthen and enlighten me in these difficult moments of my life. I expect no help from people, all my hope is in You. I feel alone in the face of Your demands, O Lord. Despite the fears and qualms of my nature, I am fulfilling Your holy will And desire to fulfil it as faithfully as possible throughout my life and in my death. Jesus, with You I can do all things. Do with me as You please; only give me Your Heart and that is enough for me. (Diary 650)

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Jesus, I thank you for the little daily crosses, for opposition to my endeavours, for the hardships of communal life, for the misinterpretation of my intentions, for humiliations at the hands of others, for the harsh way in which we are treated, for the false suspicions, for poor health and loss of strength, for self-denial, for dying to myself, for lack of recognition in everything, for the upsetting of all my plans.

Thank you, Jesus, for interior sufferings, for dryness of spirit, for terror, fears and  incertitudes, for the darkness and the deep interior night, for tempations and various ordeals, for torments too difficult to describe, especially for those which no one will understand, for the hour of death with its fierce struggle and all its bitterness.

I thank You, Jesus, You who first drank the cup of bitterness before You gave it to me, in a much milder form. I put my lips to this cup of Your holy will. Let all be done according to Your good pleasure; let that which Your wisdom ordained before the ages be done to me. I want to drink the cup to its last drop, and not seek to know the reason why.

In bitterness is my joy, in hopelessness is my trust. In You, O Lord, all is good, all is a gift of Your paternal Heart. I do not prefer consolations over bitterness, or bitterness over consolations, but thank You, O Jesus, for everything! It is my delight to fix my gaze upon You, O incomprehensible God! (Diary, 343)

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O merciful Jesus, stretched on the cross, be mindful of the hour of our death. O most merciful Heart of Jesus, opened with a lance, shelter me at the last moment of my life. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of unfathomable mercy for me at the hour of my death, O dying Jesus, Hostage of mercy, avert the Divine wrath at the hour of my death. (Diary 813)

Prayer To Our Lady

O Mary, my Mother and my Lady, I offer you my soul, by body, my life and my death, and all that will follow it. I place everything in your hands. O my Mother, cover me with your virginal mantle and grant me the grace of purity of heart, soul and body. Defend me with your power against all enemies, and especially against those who hide their malice behind the mask of virtue. O lovely lily! You are for me a mirror, O my Mother! (Diary 79)

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O Mary, Immaculate Virgin, pure crystal for my heart, You are my strength, O sturdy anchor! You are the weak heart’s shield and protection.

O Mary, you are pure, of purity incomparable; at once both Virgin and Mother,
You are beautiful as the sun, without blemish, and your soul is beyond all comparison.

Your beauty has delighted the eye of the Thrice-Holy One. He descended from heaven, leaving His eternal throne, and took Body and Blood of your heart and for nine months lay hidden in a Virgin’s heart.

O Mother, Virgin, purest of all lilies, Your heart was Jesus’ first tabernacle on earth.
Only because no humility was deeper that yours were you raised above the choirs of Angels and above all Saints.

O Mary, my sweet Mother, I give you my soul, my body and my poor heart. Be the guardian of my life, especially at the hour of death, in the final strife. (Diary 161)

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.

Prayers taught by Jesus

In St Faustina's diary, Divine Mercy In My Soul, Jesus taught her the following prayers: - The Divine Mercy Chaplet - The Prayer for Conversion - The Divine Mercy Novena.

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