“Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the whole world. I promise that the soul that venerates this image will not perish. I also promise victory over its enemies already here on Earth, especially at the hour of death. (…) I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy. I desire that priests proclaim this great mercy of Mine towards the souls of sinners” (Diary, 47-49).
“By means of this Image I shall be granting many graces, so let every soul have access to it” (Diary, 570).
ACT OF CONSECRATION to the Divine Mercy
We consecrate our entire life from here on to you without reserve.
Into your hands we abandon our past, our present, our future.
Jesus, we ask You, from this day on, to look after this family.
Help us to be true children of God and children
of Your blessed Mother Mary.
Through this Image, may Your Divine Mercy triumph
over all the powers of evil the world over.
May all who venerate it never perish.
May it be their joy in life, their hope in death and their glory in eternity.
This we ask through Christ Our lord. Amen
In His message to St Faustina,, the merciful God manifests Himself in Jesus Christ, the Savior, as a Father of love and mercy, especially for the unfortunate, the errant, and sinners.
“You are the secretary of My mercy. I have chosen you
for that office in this life and the next life” (Diary, 1605).
“Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me” (Diary, 1693).
|“The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is – trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive” (Diary, 1578).|
Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, hugging it to My Merciful Heart (…) before the Day of Justice I am sending the Day of Mercy” (Diary, 1588).
“I have opened My Heart as a living fountain of mercy. Let all souls draw life from it. Let them approach this sea of mercy with great trust. Sinners will attain justification, and the just will be strengthened in goodness”
“Conversion, as well as perseverance, is a grace of My mercy” (Diary, 1577).
“I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners (…). I pour out an ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that accepts the sacrament of reconciliation and receives the Eucharist shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and avoid punishment; on that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow will be opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet” (Diary, 699).
“Even if a soul is like a decaying corpse, so that, from a human standpoint, there would be no hope of restoration and everything would already be lost – it is not so with God. The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full” (Diary, 1448).
THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
Lord Jesus dictated the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to Sister Faustina in Vilnius (Lithuania) on September 13-14, 1935 as a prayer for God’s grace of mercy toward sinners.
“Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will” (Diary, 1731).
“Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever recites it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this chaplet only once, will receive the grace of My infinite mercy” (Diary, 687).
“It pleases Me to grant everything souls ask of Me by saying the chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write this for the benefit of distressed souls; when a soul sees and realizes the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but with trust let it throw itself into the arms of My mercy, as a child into the arms of its beloved mother (…). Tell them no soul that has called upon My mercy has been disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a soul that has placed its trust in My goodness. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Saviour” (Diary, 1541).
“At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God’s anger is placated and his unfathomable mercy envelops the soul” (Diary, 811).
Crusade Prayer for those who refuse Mercy
Jesus, I urge You to forgive those sinners, so dark of soul, who will refuse the Light of Your Mercy. Forgive them, Jesus, I plead with You, in order to redeem them from the sins, which they find it so difficult to extract themselves from.
Flood their hearts with Your Rays of Mercy and allow them the chance to return to Your fold.