The Divine Mercy
Prayers of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
1.The Sign of the Cross : In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2. Opening Prayers (optional): You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!
3.The Our Father : Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our tres passes as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
4.The Hial Mary : Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
5.The Apostles' Creed : I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was cruciﬁed, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the liviang and the dead.
6.On the "Our Father" bead before each decade: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
7.On the "Hail Mary" beads of each decade: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
8. Repeat "Eternal Father" and "For the Sake of His sorrowful Passion": (Number 6&7) Prayers for four more decades.
9.After 5 decades, the concluding doxology (three times) Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
10.Closing Prayer (optional): Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion in exhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, that in difﬁcult moments, we might not despair, nor become despondent, but with great conﬁdence, submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy Itself. Amen.
HOW TO RECITE THE CHAPLET OF MERCY
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of ﬁve decades. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockebridge, Massachusetts, the Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.
The Chaplet of Mercy as a Novena
In addition to the Novena to the Divine Mercy which Our Lord gave to Saint Maria Faustina for her own personal use, He revealed to her a powerful prayer that He wanted everyone to say - the Chaplet of Mercy. Saint Faustina prayed the Chaplet almost constantly, especdially for the dying, and the Lord urged her to encourage others to say it, too, promising extraordinary graces to those who would recite this special prayer.
The Chaplet can be said anytime, but the Lord speciﬁcally asked that it be recited as a novena, especially on the nine days before the Feast of Mercy. And He promised, "By this Novena (of Chaplets) I will grant every possible grace to souls“
We can pray this Novena of Chaplets for our own personal intentions, or we can offer it together with the Novena to The Divine Mercy for the daily intentions dictated by Our Lord to Saint Faustina.
Our Lord said to Saint Faustina :
Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. ....Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. ....When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, ‘I will stand between My father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior. ....Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardned, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My inﬁnite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy. Through the Chaplet you will botain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.