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Divine Mercy Chaplet

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The Divine Mercy Chaplet

To be prayed at 3pm – the hour in which Jesus expired on the Cross – the hour when the floodgates of Mercy are opened.  We use the Rosary – “Eternal Father, we offer You…” on the ‘Our Father’ beads, and “For the sake of His…” on the following ‘Hail Mary’ beads – to pray the Chaplet.  Below is the text for Group Prayer and for Private Prayer. You can find further information on this chaplet and devotion to the Divine Mercy on the side bar under HELPS AND AIDS.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

Begin with: Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle’s Creed

Group Prayer:

(Beginning on the ‘Our Father’ bead)

Leader: Eternal Father, we offer You the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ,

Group: in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

(Moving to the ‘Hail Mary’ beads, said 10x)

Leader: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

Group: Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat the above prayer until 5 decades are prayed.)

(Concluding Prayer said 3x)

Leader: O Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

Group: have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Private Prayer:

Beginning is the same as the group prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle’s Creed

Prayed on the Rosary the same as above.  The only small changes involves placing the prayer in the ‘first person, singular’.

(‘Our Father’ beads)

Eternal Father, I offer you the precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,

In atonement for my sins, and the sins of the whole world.

(‘Hail Mary’ beads)

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion,

have mercy on me and on the whole world.

(Concluding Prayer, said 3x)

O Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy (repeat 2x more – optional) on me and on the whole world.

When I pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and I come to the concluding prayer, I like to remind myself and the Father how sorry I am for my sins.  So when I say “Have mercy” three times, I will, with my right hand, ‘touch my heart’ as is done in the Latin Mass when people pray, “Mi colpa, mi colpa, mi grassima colpa”  – my sin, my sin, my great sin.

As I desire holiness and purification while living this life for Christ, I find that helps me keep my need for His Mercy and forgiveness ever forefront in my mind, thus I desire even greater a more complete union with my Crucified Lord. =-)

I hope those who pray this beautiful chaplet will also find themselves growing ever closer to the Sacred Heart of our Crucified Lord by allowing His Graces and Mercy to flow abundantly into their lives!

Affectionately in the Two Hearts!
~ Anne Elizabeth =-)

 
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