Thursday, April 12, 2012

Divine Mercy Sunday, Jesus I Trust In You

The Divine Mercy, image by Sue, at St Thomas the Apostle KAMBAH ACT
The second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday - 15 April 2012.
This devotion has been important in my life since I was introduced to the devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus since about 1988, that was the year in which I painted this image.

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a precious gift we can use daily and the devotion is heightened on the Feast day - Divine Mercy Sunday.

The Chaplet is recited as follows, using rosary beads -
First say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and the I believe in God.
1) Then once recite - 
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.
2) then the following prayer ten times on the decade beads-
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all five decades
in conclusion three times repeat the following prayer-
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Our Lord said to Sister Faustina: At three o'clock implore My mercy especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world... In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.

The Chaplet is a powerful prayer for the dying.  To say the Chaplet at the beside of a dying person is the greatest gift you can give them.

Jesus I Trust in You