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Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

Merciful Jesus

Introduction

On the night of September 13-14, 1935, Sister Faustina Kowalska had a vision in which she saw the Angel of God’s wrath hurling lightning and thunder on the earth. Sister Faustina began to pray to God for the world, but she felt that her prayer was ineffective. At the same moment, she saw the Holy Trinity and was dazzled by His majesty and infinite holiness… She heard words within herself with which, with extraordinary strength, she began to beg and ask for divine mercy:

“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in reparation for my sins and those of the whole world. By His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on me and on the whole world”.

Prodigy, following this prayer, the Angel remained unable to execute the just punishment (Cf. Little Diary).

The next day, Sister Faustina entering the chapel, Jesus made this recommendation to her:

“Every time you enter the chapel, repeat immediately the prayer I taught you yesterday”.

Jesus said to her again:

“My daughter, incite the souls to say this chaplet which I gave you… Whoever will recite this chaplet will obtain the grace of My infinite mercy… Through this chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask is in conformity with My will.” (Cf. Little Diary)

Thus came into being the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

The Prayers

(The following prayers are recited on an ordinary rosary)

At the beginning:

Our Father… Hail Mary… I believe in God…

On the large beads, once:

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
– in reparation for my sins and those of the whole world.

On the small beads, 10 times:

Through His sorrowful Passion,
– have mercy on me and on the whole world.

At the end of each decade, recite 3 times:

Holy God, Almighty God, Eternal God,
– Have mercy on me and on the whole world.

To finish the chaplet, say 3 times:

Jesus, I trust in Thee!…

Extracts from messages given to Sister Faustina Kowalska

– To obtain God’s mercy, we must first recognize our misery, regret our many sins and believe in God’s infinite Love and Mercy. Moreover, we must exercise mercy towards our neighbor because God tells us in the Gospel: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you your sins.” (S. Matth. 6:14) And Jesus makes us ask, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” (S. Matth. 6:12)

“Our Lord,” writes Sister Faustina, “does not wish to chastise humanity; He desires to heal it by holding it to His merciful Heart.”

“The only salvation is to throw oneself into the arms of the merciful God, where humanity will find life, happiness, lasting peace.”

“Mankind will not find peace until it turns with confidence to the Mercy of God.”

“The greatest sinners, before all other mortals, are entitled to the infinite treasures of My Mercy. These are My delights, the souls who appeal to My Mercy. I give them graces greater than those they ask of Me. I cannot punish the greatest sinner, if he implores My Mercy. I justify him in the unfathomable abyss of this Mercy.”

“Before I come as Judge, I first open wide the door of My Mercy. He who does not want to pass through the door of My Mercy, will have to pass through that of Justice.”

“Write: The greater the misery, the greater the right to My Mercy. Call all souls to trust in the incredible abyss of My Mercy, for I desire to save them all.”

“The fountain of My Mercy was opened wide by the lance when I was on the Cross. It was for all souls, I did not exclude anyone.”

“I will grant many great graces to souls who say the chaplet of My Mercy.”

“Repeat unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. The one who will say it often will be protected by the Divine Mercy during his life and especially at the time of his death.”

“I want to grant inconceivable graces to souls who will trust in My Mercy.”

“I desire great confidence on the part of My creatures…. Let the weak soul not fear to approach, even if it had as many sins as there are grains of sand on the earth. All will be washed away in the abyss of My Mercy.”

“My daughter, the flames of My Mercy consume Me. I desire to pour them into human hearts. Oh, what pain I feel when they do not want to receive them!”

“My daughter, tell them that I am Love and Mercy incarnate.”

“Blessed is the soul that has been immersed all its life in the torrent of My Mercy.”

“Tell the aching humanity that it should press itself against My Heart full of Mercy and I will fill it with peace.”

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We do 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.

Offering of the Rosary

I unite myself to all the Saints and holy Angels who are in heaven, to all the righteous who are on earth, to all the faithful souls who are in this home. I unite myself to You, my Jesus, to praise Your holy Mother with dignity and to praise You in and through Her. I renounce all the distractions that will come to me during this Rosary that I want to say with modesty, attention and devotion, as if it were the last of my life. Amen.

We recite 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 recite a 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 recite three Hail Marys.

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 recite a Glory be to the Father.

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.

We recite a 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 recite ten Hail Marys.

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 recite a Glory be to the Father.

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.

Prayer requested by Our Lady in Fatima:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in the most need of Thy Mercy.