Hour of Grace: Engage in the Divine Mercy Prayer at 3 O’Clock to Seek God’s Mercy and Honor Jesus’ Sacrifice

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The 3 O’Clock divine mercy prayer is a devotion based on the visions of Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who reported visions and conversations with Jesus Christ in the early 20th century.

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In her diary, she recounted Jesus’ message that at 3 o’clock, the hour of His death, He would have great mercy for the whole world. Jesus said, “At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners, and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion” (Diary of Saint Faustina, 1320).

This practice reflects the scriptural theme of God’s boundless mercy, as expressed in Ephesians 2:4-5, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”

This prayer at 3 o’clock is a time to meditate on the Passion of Christ, asking for His mercy for ourselves and the whole world. It is a moment to remember the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, through which He showed His immeasurable love and mercy.

Scripture Support for Divine Mercy Prayer at 3 O’Clock:

  • “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16, NIV)
  • “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” (Psalm 103:8, NIV)

Divine Mercy Prayer at 3 O’Clock

Eternal God,
In this hour of Your Son Jesus’ death, we remember His Passion and sacrifice,
We implore Your mercy for us and the entire world,
Forgive our sins and those of all humanity,
In Your compassion, heal our wounds and those of our brothers and sisters,
Help us to trust in Your unfathomable Divine Mercy,
May we always find refuge in the loving heart of Jesus,
And extend Your mercy to others through our words and actions.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Declarations and Affirmations for Divine Mercy Prayer at 3 O’Clock

  • I trust in Jesus’ Divine Mercy and His love for me and the world.
  • God’s mercy is greater than my sins and the sins of the whole world.
  • I commit to being a vessel of Christ’s mercy to others.
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Activity: Divine Mercy Reflection and Sharing

Divine Mercy Reflection: At 3 PM each day, pause for a moment to reflect on Jesus’ Passion and His mercy. Use this time for a short prayer, meditating on His sacrificial love.

Sharing Mercy: Share the message of God’s mercy with someone in need of encouragement, offering them hope and understanding of God’s compassionate love.

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