Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He
"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from
such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told
"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."
The different souls prayed for on
each day of the novena are:
DAY 1 (Good Friday) - All mankind, especially sinners
DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) - The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) - All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 (Easter Monday) - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) - The souls of separated brethren
DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) - The meek and humble souls
and the souls of
DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) - The souls who venerate and
glorify Jesus' mercy
DAY 8 (Easter Friday) - The souls who are detained in purgatory;
DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) - The souls who have become lukewarm.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may also be
offered each day for the day'sintention, but is not strictly necessary to the Novena.
"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,and
immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will
console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."
Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us
and to forgive us, do
not look upon our sins but upon our trust which
we place in Your infinite
goodness. Receive us all into the abode of
Your Most Compassionate Heart, and
never let us escape from It. We beg
this of You by Your love which unites You
to the Father and the Holy
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful
gaze upon all mankind and
especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the
Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.