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Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy: 365 Days with Saint Faustina. Reflections and prayers inspired by the Diary of Divine Mercy.

The Diary of Saint Faustina is a spiritual treasure given to the Church by Jesus Himself through the humble instrumentality of a cloistered nun. It consists of Saint Faustina’s six handwritten notebooks revealing her faith and her daily encounters with our Lord.

These short reflections were written to help you discover the spiritual wisdom revealed by Saint Faustina in her Diary. A total of 365 short spiritual reflections will be posted throughout the year for your daily meditation, inspiration and prayer. The written content of these reflections is available to you online at our website. It is also available for purchase in ebook and paperback format.

May the Mercy of God transform you each and every day as you continue your journey of personal conversion!

Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy John Paul Thomas

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Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy: 365 Days with Saint Faustina. Reflections and prayers inspired by the Diary of Divine Mercy.

The Diary of Saint Faustina is a spiritual treasure given to the Church by Jesus Himself through the humble instrumentality of a cloistered nun. It consists of Saint Faustina’s six handwritten notebooks revealing her faith and her daily encounters with our Lord.

These short reflections were written to help you discover the spiritual wisdom revealed by Saint Faustina in her Diary. A total of 365 short spiritual reflections will be posted throughout the year for your daily meditation, inspiration and prayer. The written content of these reflections is available to you online at our website. It is also available for purchase in ebook and paperback format.

May the Mercy of God transform you each and every day as you continue your journey of personal conversion!

    Reflection 50: Hearing the Voice of God

    Reflection 50: Hearing the Voice of God

    It’s true that, throughout your day, God is speaking to you.  He is constantly communicating His truth and His direction for your life, and He is constantly bestowing His Mercy.  The problem is that His voice is ever so gentle and silent.  Why?  Because He wants all of your attention.  He will not attempt to compete with the many distractions of your day.  He will not impose Himself upon you.  Rather, He waits for you to turn to Him, to set aside all distractions, and to be attentive to His quiet but clear voice (See Diary #130).

    Do you hear God speak?  Are you attentive to His gentle interior promptings?  Do you let the many distractions of your day drown out God’s voice or do you habitually set those aside, diligently seeking Him all the more?  Seek His interior promptings this day.  Know that these promptings are signs of His unfathomable love for you.  And know, that through them, God is seeking your full attention.

    Lord, I love You and desire to seek You in all things.  Help me to be aware of the ways in which You speak to me day and night.  Help me to be attentive to Your voice and to be led by Your gentle hand.  I give myself to You completely my Lord.  I love You and wish to know You more fully.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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    Reflection 49: Being Misunderstood

    Reflection 49: Being Misunderstood

    We are called to be saints.  And if we walk down that road, we will be called to live heroic virtue.  Heroic virtue will not always be understood by others.  In fact, in the opinion of worldly wisdom, heroic and holy virtue is foolishness.  But we must not allow the opinions of worldly “wisdom” to confuse us, tempt us or distract us from the road of true virtue (See Diary #126). 

    Are you misunderstood, at times, because you are striving to live a holy life?  Do others give you this or that bit of advice which seems to be in contradiction to the voice of God in your own conscience?  Reflect upon the road of virtue God is calling you down.  The world does not understand the road of virtue, Mercy and forgiveness that we are called to embrace.  The world does not understand that we must accept injustice at times in silence and trust.  The world does not understand the joy we have when we suffer for the sake of Christ.  Keep your eyes on the voice of God as He speaks to you in your conscience and do not let the opinions of others or the world lead you astray.

    Lord, help me to walk the road of heroic virtue.  At times, this road will leave me misunderstood.  And, at times, others will tempt me to turn away from Your divine voice.  Help me, at all times, dear Lord, to hear only You and to be obedient only to Your most holy Will.  Give me wisdom, strength and courage to always follow Your divine ways of Mercy.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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    Reflection 48: Silence

    Reflection 48: Silence

    Our tongue can build others up, or cut them down.  Our tongue also has a direct effect upon our own soul.  When the tongue speaks words inspired by God, we grow in holiness.  When the tongue speaks words not from God, we do great damage to our souls and others.  The goal is not so much exterior silence; rather, it’s interior silence.  Interior silence means that we think and pray before we speak.  It means we are interiorly recollected and in tune with the voice of God speaking silently and gently within our conscience.  This interior recollection of God is necessary if we are to dispose ourselves to speak the words of Mercy to others at the right time and in the right way (See Diary #118).

    Seek, today, to become a person who is continually in tune with the voice of God within your own conscience.  God’s language is real and transforming.  His language is one of silent but clear communication with us.  God is always speaking, are you hearing?  Try to silence your own thoughts and ideas today so that you can hear only what He has to say to you.

    Lord, I offer You my words this day.  May I speak only what You inspire me to speak.  May I hear only what You wish for me to hear.  Help me, Lord, to enter into a deep and continual recollection of You, and in the silence of my heart may I meet Your divine presence so that I may share You and Your Mercy with others.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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    Reflection 47: Recognizing the Needs of Others

    Reflection 47: Recognizing the Needs of Others

    Often times we can be so preoccupied with ourselves and our own problems that we fail to see the struggles and needs of those around us, especially those of our own family. At times, because we are so self-consumed, we run the risk of adding unnecessary burdens to those we are called to love and care for. We need to foster within our hearts true Christ-like empathy and compassion for each person we encounter (See Diary #117).

    Do you see the needs of those in your life? Are you aware of their wounds and burdens. Do you sense when they are sad and overwhelmed? Do you add to their sorrow or do you seek to lift them up? Reflect, today, upon the great gift of an empathetic and compassionate heart. True Christian empathy is a human response of love for those all around us. It’s an act of Mercy we must foster so as to lighten the burden of those entrusted to our care.

    Lord, help me to have a heart full of true empathy. Help me to sense the struggles and needs of others around me and to turn my eyes from myself to the needs that they carry. Lord, You are full of compassion. Help me also to be filled with compassion for all. Jesus, I trust in You.

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    Reflection 46: Daily Duties are the Path to Heaven

    Reflection 46: Daily Duties are the Path to Heaven

    It is true that our goal must be Heaven.  We must constantly keep our eyes on this eternal reality.  Why?  Because in comparison to this passing world, Heaven is all that ultimately matters.  So how do we keep our focus on Heaven without becoming complacent with our daily duties?  Would it be proper to neglect our daily duties and responsibilities so as to spend all day at church?  Certainly not.  In fact, the way to Heaven centrally involves living our duties well.  We must live them in fidelity, diligence and love.  Living well while we are here on Earth is the best preparation for Heaven (See Diary #107).

    Reflect, today, upon Heaven.  See this glorious reality for what it is.  It is eternal happiness!  It is unending joy!  Look, also, at all that God calls you to do each and every day.  Be it small menial tasks or great and visible works, do everything for the love of God, seeing each responsibility you have been given as a central way by which you obtain eternal joy.

    Lord, I invite You to enter into my life daily.  I pray that everything I do may be done as an act of love for You and for others.  May I fulfill all my responsibilities well and, through them, obtain the glorious life that awaits.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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    Reflection 45: Holy Communion

    Reflection 45: Holy Communion

    Sometimes we do not feel like going to Mass or may be deeply distracted as we approach the Blessed Sacrament.  Perhaps one of the best things to do in this case is to live in holy obedience.  Jesus wants you to receive Holy Communion every Sunday and every holy day because He knows you need it.  He knows that this Food from Heaven is necessary for you to obtain happiness.  It is the Gift of Himself given freely and completely to you.  And He commands you to attend the Holy Mass for your own good (See Diary #105).

    Reflect, today, upon your attitude toward the Gift of the Holy Mass.  Do you attend faithfully?  That is, without fail?  Are you perfectly obedient to our Lord’s command?  And when there, how do you enter into the Mass?  Do you pray and seek Him inviting Him into your soul?  After you receive Holy Communion do you kneel and truly pray?  We could never be grateful enough for this sacred Gift.  Make your next Holy Communion one that sets you down a path of holiness.

    Lord, I thank You for this precious Gift of Holy Communion.  I thank You for coming to me in such an intimate and perfect way.  Help me to always be obedient to Your command to receive You faithfully.  And each time I am privileged to receive You, help me to be fully attentive to Your divine presence.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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