What is Divine Mercy?
St. Faustina, a Polish nun from the early 1900's, who recorded the revelations she received from Jesus about God's Divine Mercy, has made an incredible impact on Christians everywhere. Countless miracles have been recorded from practicing the prayers and devotions to Jesus' Divine Mercy at 3:00 pm, the hour Jesus died. The prayers and messages from St. Faustina are deeply rooted in the Gospel messages of love and forgiveness from all sins at the asking, and striving for complete Trust in Jesus as you live a life of mercy towards others.
God comes to us now, just as He did in biblical times; He continues to give us direction on how to obtain salvation through His Holy Saints. Because of God's great love for us, He has given private revelation to St. Faustina, and many other holy chosen people to help His children back onto the narrow pathway to Heaven.
Jesus Requested Us through the Messages of the Divine Mercy to:
Pray, especially at 3:00 pm, and especially the Chaplet (a 9 minute prayer) or for just a brief moment, for His Mercy to come upon us for repentance of our sins and upon the whole world and for His graces to help us in our everyday lives.
Love, be merciful, as the Bible defines love and forgiveness to everyone.
Trust completely in whatever God wills for us, no matter what happens through out our day, knowing it is all--the good and the bad--allowed by God to draw us closer to Him for our salvation (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:18). so God may pour His graces on us because of our faith and trust in Jesus.
3:00 pm is the Hour of Great Mercy.
The following are some excerpts from St. Faustina's Diary, in which Our Lord spoke to her about His great mercy:
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. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion (Diary, 1320).
As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world — mercy triumphed over justice. (1572)
My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant. (1572)