The Novena to Divine Mercy is typically nine days of prayer which culminates with the celebration of the feast of Divine Mercy or Divine Mercy Sunday. The Novena begins on Good Friday and lasts 9 days, ending with the Feast of the Divine Mercy.
Jesus tells St Faustina: “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw therefrom strength and refreshment and whatever grace they have need of in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death.”
Jesus promised: “By this Novena (of Chaplets), I will grant every possible grace to souls” and gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena:
DAY 1 (Good Friday) – All mankind, especially sinners
DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) – The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) – All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 (Easter Monday) – those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know me
DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) – the souls who have separated themselves from my Church
DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) – The meek and humble souls and the souls of little children
DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) – The souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy
DAY 8 (Easter Friday) – The souls who are detained in purgatory
DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) – The souls who have become lukewarm.
Through the intercession of St. Faustina, we pray with her for the souls in the different groups, that the graces they receive in life be increased be they sinner or saint, for no-one can survive without God’s grace.