World Day of Prayer

[public domain]

The Angel, by Carl Timoleon von Neff, 19th Century

A Prayer for Mercy

Almighty and everlasting God,
you do not will that a single sinner should perish,
and so you gave the world your Son Jesus,
who is Mercy Itself.
Make me a mirror of Divine Mercy.
Through prayer, the Sacraments,
and works of charity,
grant me the grace to seek your forgiveness,
even as I forgive others.
Inspire me to offer my sufferings in union
with the Passion of Jesus,
and thereby share in the redemption of the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God,
for ever and ever.

Composed by: The Reverend Bernard J. Ezaki, M.Div., M.A.
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Monsignor James J. Mulligan, S.T.L., Censor Librorum
Imprimatur: Most Reverend John O. Barres, D.D.