Tuesday, April 17, 2007

God's Divine Mercy in the dark of night

At 3 am, I am awakened and feel unsettled. Then within a few minutes I am reciting the Divine Mercy chaplet. I get nearly through it and am already feeling better, calm and settled. All the while reciting these beautiful words I feel powerful, being a contributor, doing something for our world, the people around me, my family. I envision the angels battling evil in our world and securing the borders between earth and hell once again.

Each year on Good Friday, I begin the novena with so many others of the Catholic faith. Receiving communion during this time is not a problem, we attend weekly, and many times daily Mass, confession is another thing, however, I manage to get to Church for this within the 8 days of the novena. Each year my novena is devoted to issues from the world events and an issue in my own world.

It was a Divine Mercy chapel at a nearby parish that brought me back to the Church so many years ago after a short journey away, and the Divine Mercy novena said by a caring friend and myself that brought my life so many beautiful gifts: a wonderful Knight-in-shining-armor husband, and three wonderful children. It is the Divine Mercy novena that my mother taught me as a young lady, lonely and broke that helped me to be the person I am today, strong, happily married, mother and wife. And best of all, a devout Roman Catholic!


Micki said...

Thank you for your kind comments about my holy card blog. Hope you come often. I'm enjoying reading all your very well written articles. I'll be back to read more. Also love many of your photos..."God's voice through human hands" is really neat.

TOG said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I also have a devotion to the Divine Mercy and LOVE praying the chaplet. My blog address is www.treasuresofgrace.blogspot.com if you are interested in visiting it. God bless you for spreading God's mercy!