NOVENA PRAYER — DAY 4
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, and by the power of the Spirit, You are rich in mercy (Eph 2:4). Mercy is always given in Your forgiveness. Lord, have mercy on the merciful (Mt 5:7).
Mary, “the Mother of Forgiveness,” you are also “the Mother of Mercy.” May I treat those who have sinned against me with mercy, that is, treat them better than they deserve. I don’t deserve to have you as my mother. Thank you.
Mary, “the Mother of Forgiveness,” pray for me.
“Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask for the willingness to forgive and the grace to forgive immediately all who have sinned against me. On Calvary, You gave Mary the grace to forgive me for my part in killing her Son. Then you gave Mary the grace to become my mother (Jn 19:26-27).
Mary, Mother of Forgiveness, may I forgive others as you forgave me in imitation of your Son. Mary, take my hand and lead me as I decide to accept God’s grace to forgive (name the person) for (name the sin), etc.
Jesus, thank You for giving me Mary, ‘Mother of Forgiveness’ to be my mother.
‘Mary, Mother of Forgiveness,’ pray for me.”