Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
This excellent practice was taught by Our Lord to His servant, Saint Faustina, on September 13, 1935. Jesus promised His Mercy to those who would implore Him by this means:
Jesus, I trust in Thee!
An ordinary rosary is used for its recitation.
We start with the Sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
The Symbol of the Apostles.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Church of Jesus Christ, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
We say one 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
We say one Hail Mary:
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
We say three Glory Be:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
For the five decades, we say once, on the big bead instead of the Our Father:
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.
For the five decades, we say ten times, on the small beads instead of the Hail Mary’s:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
To conclude, we repeat three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.