The Lord said to me, I am delighted with your love. Your sincere love is as pleasing to My Heart as the fragrance of a rosebud at morning tide, before the sun has taken the dew from it. The freshness of your heart captivates Me; that is why I unite Myself with you more closely than with any other creature … (Diary, 1546).

Then I heard the words: As you are united with Me in life, so will you be united at the moment of death. After these words, such great trust in God’s great mercy was awakened in my soul that, even if I had had the sins of the whole world, as well as the sins of all the condemned souls weighing on my conscience, I would not have doubted God’s goodness but, without hesitation,would have thrown myself into the abyss of the divine mercy, which is always open to us … (Diary, 1552).

My Prayer Response:

Lord Jesus, help me to love You with freshness of heart that will delight You. Help me to abandon myself totally to Your holy will, which is mercy itself. Let me never doubt Your great mercy.