Saturday, January 3, 2009

Favorite Prayer

My work gives me the opportunity to be there, for my patients, from their moment of birth, to their dying breath and all points in between. When there is a particular struggle, this is my go to prayer (optional prayer from the Divine Mercy Chaplet):

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible,

look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us,

that in difficult moments we might not despair

nor become despondent,

but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will,

which is Love and Mercy itself.

What a powerful prayer. Jesus said to St. Faustina, a young Polish nun whose visions led to the Divine Mercy devotion: "....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 Savior".


thrasherswife said...

And merciful He is... this was a beautiful post to read first thing this morning.

5thsister said...

I'm so glad this was meaningful for you! Yes, He is merciful indeed!

Who am I? said...

We love the Divine Chaplet. St. Faustina was a true champion of the faith!


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