Divine Mercy, Novena

Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday.
In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to The Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention. Our Lord told St. Faustina, “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw … strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death” (Diary, 1209).

Immaculate Conception Novena

immaculate conception

O God,
who by the Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,
we beseech You that, as by the
foreseen death of this,
Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us,
purified through Her intercession,
to come unto You.