As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul (1320).

It is Jesus' desire that the moment of His Death on the Cross (3:00 p.m).) be venerated every day; the hour which He said was the hour of grace for the whole world --- mercy triumphed over justice (1572). At this hour, He wants us to meditate upon His sorrowful Passion because it reveals most distinctly the love God has for His people. At this time Jesus wants us to worship and glorify the Mercy of God, and, by the merits of His passion, to implore the necessary graces for ourselves and the whole world, especially for sinners.

Try your best. Jesus instructed Sister Faustina, 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 Blessed Sacrament, My heart, which is full of mercy, and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant (1572).

This is the hour, as Jesus promised, in which you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking (1572). I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion (1320).

The Hour of Mercy is associated explicitely with three o'clock in the afternoon. Our prayers at this time should be directed to Jesus, and our petitions should appeal to the merits of His sorrowful Passion.

Prayers at the Hour of Mercy

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in Thee (187).

Thou Thyself, Jesus, surely out of love for us, underwent such a terrible Passion. Thy Father's justice would have been propitiated with a single sigh from Thee, and all Thy self-abasement is solely the work of Thy mercy and Thy inconceivable love.  . . . At the moment of Thy death on the Cross, Thou didst bestow upon us eternal life; allowing Thy most holy side to be opened, Thou didst open an inexhaustible spring of mercy for us, giving us Thy dearest possession, the Blood and Water from Thy Heart. Such is the omnipotence of Thy mercy. From it all grace flows to us (1747).

O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon Thee and beg Thy mercy for poor sinners. O sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with Thee for poor sinners. O Most Sacred Heart, Fount of Mercy from which gush forth rays of inconceivable graces upon the entire human race, I beg of Thee light for poor sinners. O Jesus, be mindful of Thine Own bitter Passion and do not permit the loss of souls redeemed at so dear a price of Thy most precious Blood.

O Jesus, stretched out upon the Cross, I implore Thee, give me the grace of doing faithfully the most holy will of Thy Father, in all things, always and everywhere. And when this will of God will seem to me very harsh and difficult to fulfill, it is then I beg Thee, Jesus, may power and strength flow upon me from Thy Wounds, and may my lips keep repeating, "Thy will be done, O Lord."

  O Savior of the world, Lover of man's salvation, Who in such terrible torment and pain, forgot Thyself to think only of the salvation of souls, O most compassionate Jesus, grant me the grace to forget myself that I may live totally for souls, helping Thee in the work of salvation, according to the most holy will of Thy Father (1265).

Thou didst expire, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Thyself out upon us (1319).


Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior (1075). By these words, Jesus is encouraging us to spread the worship of Divine Mercy; He has promised maternal care to those who do so by shielding them throughout their entire life and at the hour of death. He made a singular promise to priests saying, Hardened sinners will repent on hearing their words, when they will speak about My unfathomable mercy, about the compassion I have for them in My Heart. To priests who will proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power, and I will annoint their words and touch the hearts of those'to whom they will speak (1521).

The foundation for the worship and apostolate of Divine Mercy is the testimony of one's own life according to the spirit of this devotion; namely, the spirit of childlike confidence in the goodness and omnipotence of God, accompanied by an active love of one's neighbor.

All those souls, Jesus said, who will glorify My mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy, will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield them in that final battle (1540).