At 3:00 pm Our Lord Jesus died.
It is the most important moment since Creation.
And in the revelation that Jesus Christ made to Sister Faustina Kowalska, it is the hour of His mercy for the whole world.
“In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that asks me for the merits of My Passion”.
But also at 3 am (3 am) events of profound significance take place and it is a mystical hour, as if it were an echo (of lesser intensity) of 3 pm.
In 1931, Sister Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) began to receive divine revelations from Our Lord Jesus Christ.
In these revelations, Jesus asked Sister Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into six notebooks, now widely known as the Divine Mercy in My Soul.
The journals contain messages directly from Christ concerning His unfathomable and infinite mercy to all mankind.
Within the central message of Christ to Saint Faustina is his extraordinary invitation to each of us to immerse ourselves daily in his passion at 3 pm or 3 am.
And at the same time beg his mercy for us and for the whole world.
The Call of Jesus Christ
These are the exact words of Christ to Saint Faustina that record her specific call:
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners.
And even if for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, especially in My abandonment in the moment of agony.
This is the hour of great mercy…
At this hour nothing will be denied to the soul that asks for it in virtue of My Passion” (Diary, 1320)
“Every time you hear the three strikes of the clock, immerse yourself totally in My mercy, adoring and glorifying.
He implores his omnipotence for the whole world, and especially for poor sinners, for at that moment he opens himself to all souls.
At this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others just by asking, it is the hour of grace for all – mercy triumphs over justice” (Diary, 1572)
“My daughter, do your best to say the prayers at this time, whenever your obligations permit.
And if you cannot make the Via Crucis, at least go to the chapel for a moment and adore My Heart which is full of mercy in the Blessed Sacrament.
And if you cannot enter the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer wherever you are, even if for a very brief moment” (Diary, 1572)
At this time, the great reach of mercy and love opens completely to the heart of every soul, inviting us to remember and find its passion – above all its “abandonment in the moment of agony”.
There is no sin that does not deserve your mercy
Saint Faustina also recorded the words of Christ, emphasizing that no one need be afraid to approach his mercy, however extensive or serious their sins:
“Let no soul be afraid to approach me.” (Diary, 699)
“My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the whole world.” (Diary, 1485).
Here Christ invites the greatest sinners (in union with the sacrament of confession) to be embraced by his merciful love in a special way to find in him redemption, rest and renewal.
Like a good doctor who wants to spare the suffering of his patients, one must also bring guilt, sadness, difficulties, addictions, physical illnesses and unite them with their wounds, so that Christ heals them as he said to Sister Faustina:
“No soul that has invoked My mercy has been disappointed or confused” (Diary, 1541)
the prayer routine
Once you begin to practice Christ’s powerful call to prayer at 3:00 pm every day, you will find that time will become second nature to you.
Like anything you want to do regularly, it will take some time to develop.
You may find it helpful to adjust your wristwatch or put a reminder on your calendar every day until it becomes a habit.
Small prayers related to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, such as:
O blood and water that flowed from the Heart of Jesus as a source of mercy for us . For his painful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world,
They will allow us to take a mental break and meet Christ at the foot of his cross to implore his mercy.
the forgiveness of sin
In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Faustina, calling her “the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time”.
And it establishes Divine Mercy Sunday as an official Catholic holiday that takes place on the Sunday after Easter.
On this Feast Day of Our Lord, souls who confess and receive Holy Communion will obtain full forgiveness of guilt and punishment.
Christ’s exact words about the feast are recorded in Santa Faustina’s diary:
“ The soul that confesses and receives Holy Communion will obtain total forgiveness of sins and punishments.
On that day, all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.
May no soul be afraid to approach Me.
Humanity will not find peace until it returns to the Source of My Mercy .” (Diary, 699).
And at three in the morning?
But what happens at the almost fascinating hour of three in the morning?
Over the years, many people have had incredible experiences that indicate that this is a time when prayers are especially powerful.
Or when evil is particularly strong (and must be fought), or they say that in the middle of the night is when the “veil” thins.
Maybe it’s simply the stillness of the night? Or is it the second moment of the day for the Rosary of Mercy?
Is there some kind of influence in the spirit world?
Over and over again, we will see major events or deaths that happen at three in the morning.
Some say that there are many deaths at this time because that is when the body is at its weakest.
at 3 am
Also remember that God does not deny any request at 3 am, an inopportune time because everyone is sleeping, so a biblical explanation can be found in Luke:
He also said to them, “If one of you has a friend and, going to him at midnight, says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine has come to my house on a trip and I have nothing to offer. he’, and from within, he replies, “Don’t bother me; the door is already closed, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you,” if he will not get up to give it to him because he is your friend, at least he will get up because of your importunity, and give you everything he needs.”
I say to you: “Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Luke 11:5-10)
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