Feast of my Saint

10:52 PM


This year, from the Saint basket, St. Faustina "chose" me. She reminds me to pray for God's Mercy in the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Today is her feast and in gratitude I post a prayer from her diary....

St. Faustina's Prayer to Have a Merciful Heart Towards Others

O Jesus, I understand that Your mercy is beyond all imagining. I ask You, therefore, to make my heart so big that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on this whole earthly globe. O Jesus, my love reaches beyond the world to the souls suffering in Purgatory, and I want to exercise mercy toward them by means of indulgenced prayers. God's mercy is unfathomable and inexhaustible, just as God Himself is unfathomable. Were I to use the strongest words for expressing this mercy of God, they are nothing in comparison with what it is in reality. O Jesus, make my heart sensitive to all the sufferings of my neighbor whether they be of body or of soul. O my Jesus, I know that You act toward us as we act toward our neighbor. My Jesus, make my heart like unto Your merciful Heart. Jesus, help me to go through life doing good to everyone.
~~from St. Faustina's Diary, II, 132

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