Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, you are mercy itself. We turn to you in the trials of our daily lives knowing that your love for us is infinite and your mercies are new every morning. We ask you for the grace to seek your will in all things and as you extend your mercy over us lead us to become vessels of mercy for others as well. We place all our hope in you. Amen.