Divine Mercy Chaplet, Opening Prayers

The Divine Mercy Image

An important devotional practice is to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy for the sick, the dying, the recently dead, the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The devotion was given to St. Faustina by the Lord Himself when He appeared to her over a period of a few years, as recorded in her diary, Divine Mercy In My Soul. I hope that one day St. Faustina is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. More notes at the end of this page.

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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 fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You! (3x)

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 tresspass 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 amongst 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.

Apostle’s Creed: 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come 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 life everlasting. Amen.

Image: Jesus, I trust in You! (The image–in its various forms–is an important part of the Divine Mercy devotion.)

Opening Prayers – The 5 DecadesClosing Prayers

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Special thanks to all who joined me for the Live Twitter Divine Mercy Prayer Threads to pray for those affected by and for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic. I posted the threads daily during the Easter Octave at 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, until Divine Mercy Sunday. Follow me on Twitter for the Rosary Project Live Threads currently being posted at 7pm CST on Tuesdays and Fridays. I post links to the Rosary threads on the Rosary Project Live Archives page. You can use those or the Rosary Project (with image galleries) here on the blog anytime.

Read about the Divine Mercy devotion and the abortion connection.

Below are links you can use to get a copy of the Diary for yourself or someone you love. It’s an amazing spiritual book and will repay years of study and use. I never get tired of it and I always learn something new.

Divine Mercy in My Soul, also known as the Diary of St. Faustina: Paperback, Kindle. (Amazon affiliate links, see Full Disclosure below for more).

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