Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Our Lord said to Saint Faustina (1905-1938):
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 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 hardened, 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 obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will. (687, 1541,1731) Parenthesis numbers indicated Saint Faustina’s diary entries.
How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Using the rosary beads, begin with the sign of the cross.
On the first bead recite this opening prayer: You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed fourth 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 (1319).
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You! (three times) (84).
On the next three beads recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed.
For each decade:
On the “Our Father” bead recite: 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 (476).
On the “Hail Mary” beads recite: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
After the 5th decade recite three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Closing prayer: Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, 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 (950).