Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

A Deep Peace

 

Meditation:

First day. Jesus: My daughter, this retreat will be an uninterrupted contemplation. I will bring you into this retreat as into a spiritual banquet. Close to My merciful Heart, you will meditate upon all the graces your heart has received, and a deep peace will accompany your soul(Diary, 1327).

My Prayer Response:

Lord, I come close to Your Merciful Heart that I may be nourished as at a spiritual banquet. I so hunger and thirst for Your presence and peace!
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here are Wednesday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

The Wound in My Heart

 

Meditation:

From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy (Diary, 1190). 

My Prayer Response:

Lord, I turn to the wound in Your Heart for all the graces that people need in their miseries. Pour out Your mercy on the whole world. And give me the courage and strength to speak to others about Your mercy.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How's your Tuesday going?

Good evening friends,

I am so happy that so many of you are reading the daily Mercy Minutes.  I have been reading these for a very long time now.  They certainly help me to get through my day, no matter how it turns out.  I hope they are helping you, also.

What have you all been up to lately?  As for me, my life is pretty much the same, day in and day out.  But, I'm not complaining, not at all.  I truly give thanks for waking up each morning.  When you suffer from Chronic Heart Failure and have a heart that doesn't beat fast enough to keep you alive without an implanted machine, you need to give thanks, daily.  I am soon turning seventy years old and I praise God that I'm still alive.

I can truly say that I have been extremely blessed, all throughout my life.  God let me be born to two of the most wonderful parents I could have ever asked for; as well as a wonderful Sister and Brother.  My Sister recently returned back to North Carolina, after a five or six week visit back home to Pennsylvania.  It is always so nice seeing her and catching up on what going on in her life.  She's become a very strong, independent woman, although it took her most of her life to get that way.  I'm so proud of her and all the hand embroidery projects she's allowed me to teach her.  We may not live close, but I think about her often and I'm so happy that she's happy and content with her life.

As for my projects, I'm currently working on some embroidered towels to use as gifts, and of course, I'm still working on my young children's blankets.  I found out about another charitable organization, here in York, that I can donate these blankets to, with a dressed, teddy bear in the center.  My husband delivered two dozen blankets there today for me.  The lady I spoke to, was so anxious to see them.  I just hope that they help the kiddos feel better.  This organization helps children, of all ages, to deal with grief.  I would imagine that loosing a parent or sibling, for a young child, is very hard to understand and I'm sure they don't have any idea on how to deal with the sadness they are filled with after the person passes.  They're too young to even try to understand about death in general.  I thank God for leading me to this organization.  It always amazes me how one kind hearted person can lead you to another kind and loving person, and then to just the right person.



I hope and pray that your week is going well for each of you.  Actually today was an extremely hot and very humid day.  So, I'm very glad to say that the intense heat and humidity is finally leaving, at least for a few days.  We're back to normal temps for the next seven days.

Take care of yourselves and may God bless you always.
Susan 

Tuesday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Forgive from the Heart

 

Meditation:

June 20, [1937]. We resemble God most when we forgive our neighbors. God is Love, Goodness, and Mercy. ...
Every soul, and especially the soul of every religious, should reflect My mercy. My Heart overflows with compassion and mercy for all. The heart of My beloved must resemble Mine; from her heart must spring the fountain of My mercy for souls; otherwise I will not acknowledge her as Mine (Diary, 1148).

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, may I reflect Your mercy and resemble Your Heart that overflows with compassion and mercy. May I forgive every offense commited against me.
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Delight My Heart

 

Meditation:

Then I heard a voice in my soul: Do not cry; I am not suffering any more. And for the faithfulness with which you accompanied Me in My sufferings and death, your own death will be a solemn one, and I will accompany you in that last hour. Beloved pearl of My Heart, I see your love so pure, purer than that of the angels, and all the more so because you keep fighting. For your sake I bless the world. I see your efforts to please Me, and they delight My Heart.
After these words, I wept no more, but thanked the heavenly Father for having sent us His Son and for the work of the Redemption of mankind (Diary, 1061).

My Prayer Response:

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for sending us Your Son for the Redemption of mankind. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for raising up St. Faustina, a pearl of Your Heart, to tell us the good news of Your mercy. Now, may we tell the world of Your mercy and delight Your Heart!
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Rest on My Heart

 

Meditation:

In the evening, the Lord said to me, My child, rest on My Heart; I see that you have worked hard in My vineyard. And my soul was flooded with divine joy (Diary, 945).
Today, the Lord visited me, pressed me to His Heart and said, Rest, My little child. I am always with you (Diary, 1011).

My Prayer Response:

Saint Faustina, intercede for us and teach us how to rest on the Heart of Jesus. We, too, need to be flooded with joy and hear the promise of Jesus, I am always with you! (see Mt 28:20).
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Saturday's Mercy Minutes...

Divine Mercy Daily

Reflections from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Saturday, June 16

The United Heart of Jesus and St. Faustina
My Agonizing Heart

“Jesus, I beg You, by the inconceivable power of Your mercy, that all the souls who will die today escape the fire of hell, even if they have been the greatest sinners. Today is Friday, the memorial of Your bitter agony on the Cross; because Your mercy is inconceivable, the Angels will not be surprised at this.” Jesus pressed me to His Heart and said, My beloved daughter, you have come to know well the depths of My mercy. I will do what you ask, but unite yourself continually with My agonizing Heart and make reparation to My justice. Know that you have asked Me for a great thing, but I see that this was dictated by your pure love for Me; that is why I am complying with your requests(Diary, 873).
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My Prayer Response:
Lord Jesus, may I pray with boldness and trust in You as St. Faustina did. May I hear the beautiful words that she heard from You as I make reparation to Your justice!