Prayer of St. Faustina for the Grace to Be Merciful

Jesus I trust in You

Jesus I trust in You

Most holy Trinity! As many times as I breathe, as many times as my heart beats, as many times a my blood pulsates through my body, so many thousand times do I want to glorify Your mercy.

I want to be completely transformed into your mercy and to be Your living reflection O Lord. 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 moanings.

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 for all.

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. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor.

Help me O Lord that my heart may be merciful so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor. I will refust my heart to no one. I will be sincere even with those who I know will abuse my kindness. And I will lock myself up in the most merciful heart of Jesus. I will bear my own suffering in silence. May your mercy O Lord rest upon me.

You Yourself command me to exercise the three degrees of mercy. The first; the act of mercy, of whatever kind. The second; the word of mercy; if I cannot carry out a work of mercy, I will assist by my words. The third; prayer–if I cannot show mercy by deeds or words, I can always do so by prayer. My prayer reaches out even there where I cannot reach out physically. O my Jesus, transform me into Yourself, for you can do all things. (Diary 163)

St. Faustina you yourself have said that your Mission will not end at your death, but that you draw aside the veils of heaven to convince us of God’s goodness. Pray for us that we may glorify God in all things, especially when it is most difficult. Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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