God as Divine Mercy

God is mercy. He wants to give us His mercy. He desires that we extend mercy to others. Each time I pray the closing prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet I am struck again at how God is mercy.

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The closing prayer is this: Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

I have been praying the Chaplet every morning when I wake up. Sometimes I pray it at 2 am or 3 am or 6 am, but it is the first prayer of my day. I offer it up for all those who are dying, especially those who are dying alone. When I get to the “in difficult moments…” I turn, in my mind, towards God and ask Him to help me remember that through the day.

I often wonder if I am doing God’s will. Maybe you do too. I’m certain at times I am overthinking it, forgetting that I know His will. His will is for me to love Him and love others as I love myself. That is His will for you too. So in those difficult moments, when you aren’t sure what to do next, pause and consider, “Am I loving God and loving others as myself?”

God as Divine Mercy
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