John Paul II, the great apostle of Divine Mercy, once wrote, “The truth, revealed in Christ, about God the ‘Father of mercies,’ enables us to ‘see’ Him as particularly close to man especially when man is suffering, when he is under threat at the very heart of his existence and dignity.” When there is suffering, Christ can bring calm. In those moments the power of the Gospel will be made known. Christ will rush in and flood weary hearts with his peace.
Meditate on God’s mercy with this short prayer
O almighty and eternal God, whose majesty fills heaven and earth, I
firmly believe that you are here present; that your adorable eye is on
me; that you see and know all things, and are most intimately present
in the very center of my soul.
I give you thanks, from the bottom of my heart, for all your mercies
and blessings bestowed upon me and upon your whole Church; and
particularly for those I have received from you this day, in your
watching over me, and preserving me from so many evils, and
favoring me with so many graces and inspirations,
[Here pause, and meditate on God’s mercies from today]
Oh, let me never more be
ungrateful to you, my God, who are so good and gracious to me.