Have you ever considered protecting your house and family with an act of faith?
Did you know how powerful the image of the Divine Mercy is?
This very famous image, also known as the Merciful Jesus, has a great power for the daily protection of your house and family, especially during these difficult times.
Post an image of Jesus, the Divine Mercy, on your front doors facing outward to express your trust in the Lord’s promise of protection and participate in a simple but incredibly powerful act of faith.
Let’s discover more!
Why is the image of the Divine Mercy so important?
The image of the Divine Mercy represents the Lord, the Lamb sacrifice for us from whose heart flows blood and water; the stream of God’s mercy upon the whole world.
The Lord promises us through Saint Faustina that the soul that we’ll venerate or honor, this image will never perish. God also promises victory over our enemies already here on Earth, especially at the hour of death and to defend us as His own glory.
The Lord said by means of this image:
“I shall be granting many Graces to souls, so let every soul have access to it”.
The Blessings of the Divine Mercy Image
Saint Faustina recalled additional promises our Lord made through Her regarding the image:
“When chastisements for sins come upon the whole world and your own country will experience utter degradation, the only refuge will be trust in my mercy.
I will protect the cities and homes in which the Divine Mercy image is found.
I will protect the persons who will venerate or honor this image.
The only refuge will be trust in my mercy”.
Through the Divine Mercy image, God will preserve people and houses from every sort of misfortune. Take care of your family with this Holy image.
The Divine Mercy Image for us Today
Recently, as the repercussions of the coronavirus became crystal clear, we prayed a lot at mass. We sealed the doorposts of our inner thoughts with the protective word of God. This is in reference to Exodus 12, where God commanded the Israelites to seal the doorposts with the blood of the lamb, so that the Angel of Death may pass over those houses that were marked.
Jesus is the sacrificial lamb of God; by offering Himself as an atonement for our sins and those of the whole world by the outpouring of his blood and water, He freed us from eternal death and sealed us for eternal life.
Put this image of the Divine Mercy with the inscription “Gesù Confido in te” (Jesus, I trust in You) upon your doors or keep it alway with you, as many have done in times of calamity. It is Jesus whom we worship in this image.
This act of faith may not guarantee your family won’t be physically affected by the virus or other diseases, but it will guarantee that by your trust in Jesus, you will obtain His promises of love and mercy, which will surround you and remain in you forever.
Novena to the Divine Mercy: How to Recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited using an ordinary rosary of five decades. This Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and followed by a closing prayer.
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1. Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
2. Recite your Opening Prayers
Oh Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon You and I beg Your mercy for poor sinners.
Oh sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with You for poor sinners.
Oh 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.
Oh 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.
Oh 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, Oh Jesus!
I desire to bring all sinners to Your feet so 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.
Oh Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat three times)
Oh Blood and Water,
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us,
I trust in You!
3. Pray the Our Father Prayer
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.
4. Pray the 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.
5. Pray 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.
6. Pray The Eternal Father
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
Saying the "Eternal Father" on the "Our Father" bead and then 10 "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" (7) on the following "Hail Mary" beads.
8. Conclude by Praying the Holy God (Repeat it three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
9. 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!
Oh 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.