- The unborn?
- The aged and infirmed?
- The working poor?
- The multitude of Christians and Yezidis from Syria and/or Iraq seeking refugee status?
- The Ugandan family whose father was killed for converting to Christianity?
- The British father and his family who have been repeatedly attacked for converting from Islam?
- The Christian worker in Saudi Arabia whose employer beats her?
- The countless women, men and children sold or tricked into slavery, the innocent victims of human traffickers?
- The Coptic Christian whose family has been driven from their Egyptian home by their marauding neighbours?
- The Catholic employee whose beliefs conflict with the politically correct status quo?
- Those whose families have been violated by Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook in San Bernardino?
- Christians who are bullied by militant secularists and who refuse to violate their consciences to appease their detractors?
- Catholics who promote the reverent celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of Mass and who are routinely demeaned by irreverent priests for doing so?
- Catholics who hold fast to the Sacred Tradition of the Church, i.e., Apostolic teaching, while others flaunt their dissent and attempt to coerce the Church into embracing sinful behaviour?
- Our persecutors who need most the truth and mercy of God in Jesus Christ?
The Hour of Great Mercy (EWTN)
Just as the Image (of Divine Mercy) can serve as a reminder of the ocean of Divine Mercy, as well as its price, so can the daily remembrance of the Divine Mercy at the hour of Christ's death. Jesus asked Saint Faustina, and through her us, to celebrate this Hour of Great Mercy, promising tremendous graces to those who would, both for themselves and on behalf of others.
At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy ... In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion. (Diary 1320).
As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke it's omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world - mercy triumphed over justice.
Try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My Heart, which is full of mercy: and should you be unable to step into chapel. immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant. (Diary 1572)
Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263.