THE FRUTIS OF PRAYER
(The DIARY of Saint sister Faustina)
"By prayer a soul arms itself for all
kinds of combat. In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray.
A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its
beauty; a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else
it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray,
or else it will fall again; a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray
so that it might rise again. There is no soul which is not bound to
pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer"
"...a soul should be faithful to prayer
despite torments, dryness and temptations; because oftentimes the realization
of Gods great plans depends mainly on such prayer. If we do not
persevere in such prayer, we frustrate what the Lord wanted to do through
us or within us. Let every soul remember these words: And being in anguish,
He prayed longer" (Diary 872).
"Patience, prayer and silence - these
are what give strength to the soul. There are moments when one should
be silent, and when it would be inappropriate to talk with creatures;
these are the moments when one is dissatisfied with oneself (...). At
such times, I live solely by faith..." (Diary 944).
"Silence is a sword in the spiritual
struggle (...). A silent soul is capable of attaining the closest union
with God. It lives almost always under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
God works in a silent soul without hindrance" (Diary 477).
"We should often pray to the Holy Spirit
for this grace of prudence. Prudence consists in discretion, rational
reflection and courageous resolution. The final decision is always up
to us" (Diary 1106).
"The Lord Himself moves me
to write prayers and hymns about His mercy..." (Diary 1593).
"I desire that you know more profoundly the
love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this
when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners;
I desire thier salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite
heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace
of conversion. This is the prayer:
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount
of Mercy for us, I trust in You" (Diary 187).
"Everlasting love, pure flame, burn
in my heart ceaselessly and deify my whole being, according to Your infinite
pleasure by which You summoned me into existence and called me to take
part in Your everlasting happiness" (Diary 1523).
THE PRAYERS OF SAINT SISTER FAUSTINA
"O merciful God, You do not despise us,
but lavish Your graces on us continuously. You make us fit to enter
Your kingdom, and in Your goodness You grant that human beings may fill
the places vacated by the ungrateful angels. O God of great mercy, who
turned Your sacred gaze away from the rebellious angels and turned it
upon contrite man, praise and glory be to Your unfathomable mercy"
"O Jesus, stretched out upon the cross,
I implore You, give me the grace of doing faithfully the most holy will
of Your Father, in all things always and everywhere. And when this will
of God will seem to me very harsh and difficult to fulfill, it is then
I beg You, Jesus, may power and strength flow upon me from Your wounds,
and may my lips keep repeating - Your will be done, O Lord (...) O most
compassionate Jesus, grant me the grace to forget myself that I may
live totally for souls, helping You in the work of salvation, according
to the most holy will of Your Father..." (Diary 1265).
"O Lord. I want to be completely transformed
into Your mercy and to be Your living reflection. May the greatest of
all divine attributes, that of Your unfathomable mercy, pass through my
heart and soul to my neighbor.
Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect
or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors
souls and come to their rescue.
Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed
to my neighbors needs and not be indifferent to their pains and
Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never
speak negatively of my neighbor, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness
Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds,
so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more
difficult and toilsome tasks.
Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to
assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness (...)
Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful so that I myself may feel
all the sufferings of my neighbor. (...)
May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me" (Diary 163).
"King of Mercy, guide my soul" (Diary
"O God. let every beat of my heart be
a new hymn of thanksgiving to You. Let every drop of my blood circulate
for You, Lord. My soul is one hymn in adoration of Your mercy. I love
You, God, for Yourself alone" (Diary 1794).
"O Jesus, I want to live in the present
moment, to live as if this were the last day of my life. I want to use
every moment scrupulously for the greater glory of God, to use every
circumstance for the benefit of my soul. I want to look upon everything
from the point of view that nothing happens without the will of God.
God of unfathomable mercy, embrace the whole world and pour Yourself
out upon us through the merciful Heart of Jesus" (Diary 1183).
"O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite
Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss
of its misery to Your mercy, to Your compassion, O God; and it is with
its mighty voice
of misery that it cries out. Gracious God, do not reject the prayer
of this earths exiles!
O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our
misery through and through, and know that by our own power we cannot
ascend to You, we implore You: anticipate us with Your grace and keep
on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy
will all through our life and at the hour of death.
Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvations
enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your final
LITANY TO THE DIVINE MERCY
THE LOVE OF GOD IS THE FLOWER - HIS MERCY
IS THE FRUIT
"Let the doubting soul read these
considerations on the Divine Mercy and become trusting.
Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute
of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery,
I trust in You
Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth
from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any
intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth
all life and happiness, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens,
I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of miracles
and wonders, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole
universe, I trust in You
Divine Mercy,descending to earth
in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from
the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart
of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the
institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the founding of
Holy Church, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of
Holy Baptism, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in our justification
through Jesus Christ, I trust in You
Divine Mercy,accompanying us through
our whole life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially
at the hour of death, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal
life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every
moment of our life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, shielding us from
the fire of hell, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the conversion
of hardened sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels,
incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all
the mysteries of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of
every misery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness
and joy, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth
from nothingness to existence, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing all the
works of His hands, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, crown of all of Gods
handiwork, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in which we are all
immersed, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished
hearts, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, only hope for despairing
souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts,
peace amidst fear, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy
of holy souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against
all hope, I trust in You
Eternal God, in whom mercy is unfathomable
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" (Diary 949).
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