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Prayers >> Prayers from the Family Consecration Prayer & Meditation Book Series >> 20f. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Family Consecration Prayer Book
Jesus dictated the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to Sister Faustina in Vilnius in 1935. In the revelations that followed He disclosed to her its value and efficacy, as well as the promises He attached to it.

In this prayer we are offering the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ to God the Father. We are uniting ourselves with His sacrifice offered on the Cross for the salvation of the world. By offering God the Father His most dearly beloved Son, we are using the most convincing argument with which to be heard. We are asking for mercy for us and for the whole world. The word "us" refers to the person reciting the chaplet and those for whom he desires to offer it or for whom he should pray. The whole world indicates all people living on earth and the souls in Purgatory. By praying the words of this chaplet we are performing an act of love toward our neighbor which, along with trust, is the indispensable condition for obtaining the graces.

Jesus promised, "It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet (1541)", and He added, "if (it)…be compatible with My will (1731)." The special promises pertain to the hour of death; that is, the grace of a happy and peaceful death. This grace may be obtained not only by those who recite the chaplet with confidence and perseverance but also by the dying, at whose bedside others will pray it. "Priests", Jesus said, "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 (687)." Jesus promised to grant grace to those who recite this prayer at least once in their lifetime, providing it is said with an attitude of complete trust, humility, and a sincere, deep sorrow for sin.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

(on ordinary rosary beads)

Begin with:

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.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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 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. From thence He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

On the large 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.

On the 10 small beads of each decade:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclude with: (after five decades)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world (3 times).

 
 
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