St. Faustina Kowalska, also known as Saint Maria Faustina, was a Polish nun who received visions of Jesus and recorded them in her diary.

St. Faustina’s diary, titled “Divine Mercy in My Soul,” is a record of her personal experiences and conversations with Jesus Christ.

The diary spans from 1934 until her death in 1938 and contains over 600 pages of spiritual reflections, prayers, and visions.

The diary of Saint Faustina has become a popular spiritual resource for Catholics around the world and has contributed significantly to the growth of the Divine Mercy devotion.

Here are 7 prayers from the heart of St. Faustina found in her diary:

“O Holy Trinity, eternal God, I thank You for allowing me to know the greatness and the various degrees of glory to which souls attain. Oh, what a difference between one degree and another! Truly, You alone are its judge! Of myself, I am nothing; I am but an abyss of misery; but in You, I put all my trust, O my God!” 

Diary, 623

“O Jesus, my Love, my Life, my sweet Delight, may Your Holy Spirit enkindle in my heart that most ardent love which will consume me entirely, and You, sweet Jesus, will be everything to me.”

Diary, 963

“O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I beg You and implore You, with all my heart and all the love I am capable of, to grant me the grace of manifesting Your mystery to souls, and to grant me holy zeal for Your glory and for the salvation of souls.” 

Diary, 1649

“O my Jesus, I know that a person’s greatness is evidenced by his deeds and not by his words or feelings. It is the works that have come from us that will speak about us. My Jesus, do not allow me to daydream, but give me the courage and strength to fulfill Your holy will.”

Diary, 663

“O Jesus, eternal Truth, strengthen my feeble forces; You can do all things, Lord. I know that without You I can do nothing; do not allow me to stray even a single step from You.”

Diary, 105

“O my Jesus, let my whole being be consumed in the fire of Your love, and let my soul be dissolved in Your most holy will, for You are my guiding star on the way of life.” 

Diary, 1473

“O merciful Jesus, I unite my little sufferings to Your most bitter Passion; and I ask You, for the sake of Your holy Passion, to grant me the grace of patience in all my tribulations.”

Diary, 1354

Do you have any to add to our list?

Saint Faustina, pray for us!

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