Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY

Divine Mercy Chaplet 


Detail: Salvator Mundi, HendrickGoltzius_nachdeVos .1646. The Art of Christianity Collection.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

Sign of the Cross

Signum Crucis

 

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

 

+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen



St. Faustina’s Prayer for Sinners

O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon You and I beg Your mercy for poor sinners.

O sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with You for poor sinners.

O Most Sacred Heart, Fount of Mercy from which gush forth rays of inconceivable graces upon the entire human race, I beg of You light for poor sinners.

O Jesus, be mindful of Your own bitter Passion and do not permit the loss of souls redeemed at so dear a price of Your most precious Blood.

O Jesus, when I consider the great price of Your Blood, I rejoice at its immensity, for one drop alone would have been enough for the salvation of all sinners. Although sin is an abyss of wickedness and ingratitude, the price paid for us can never be equalled. Therefore, let every soul trust in the Passion of the Lord, and place its hope in His mercy. God will not deny His mercy to anyone. Heaven and earth may change, but God's mercy will never be exhausted.

Oh, what immense joy burns in my heart when I contemplate Your incomprehensible goodness,

O Jesus! I desire to bring all sinners to Your feet that they may glorify Your mercy throughout endless ages.

(Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 72).


Prayers  -  on the Cross


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!


O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us,

I trust in You!


O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us,

I trust in You!



Introductory Prayers on Our  Father Pearl    

- 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

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:

sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;

adveniat Regnum Tuum;

fiat voluntas Tua,

sicut in caelo, et in terra.            

Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;

et dimitte nobis debita nostra,

Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;

et ne nos inducas in tentationem;

sed libera nos a malo.

Amen

On the Three Consecutive Pearls    

- Hail Mary -

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

Ave Maria,

gratia plena;

Dominus tecum:

benedicta tu in mulieribus,

et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

Amen

On the Pearl right before the Medallion   

- The Apostles' Creed -

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ,

His only Son, our Lord,

                                       Bow /kneel

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

                                    end of bow/kneel

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 shall 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


Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,

Creatorem coeli et terrae.

Et in Jesum Christum,

Filium ejus unicum, Dominum nostrum,


qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,

natus ex Maria virgine,


passus sub Pontio Pilato,

crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus,

descendit ad infernos,

tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,

ascendit ad coelos,

sedet ad dexteram

Dei Patris omnipotentis,

inde venturus

est judicare vivos et mortuos.

 

Credo

in Spiritum Sanctum,

sanctam ecclesiam catholicam,

sanctorum communionem,

remissionem peccatorum,

carnis resurrectionem

et vitam aeternam.              

Amen

The Five Decades

of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

- The First Decade -

On the large Pearl (Our Father) 


V: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ,


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

On the Ten Hail Mary Pearls

(- Pray 10 x "For the sake..." -)

V: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

- The Second Decade -

On the large Pearl (Our Father) 


V: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ,


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

On the Ten Hail Mary Pearls

(- Pray 10 x "For the sake..." -)

V: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

- The Third Decade -

On the large Pearl (Our Father) 


V: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ,


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

On the Ten Hail Mary Pearls

(- Pray 10 x "For the sake..." -)

V: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

- The Fourth Decade -

On the large Pearl (Our Father) 


V: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ,


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

On the Ten Hail Mary Pearls

(- Pray 10 x "For the sake..." -)

V: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

- The Fifth Decade -

On the large Pearl (Our Father) 


V: Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ,


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

On the Ten Hail Mary Pearls

(- Pray 10 x "For the sake..." -)

V: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

CONCLUDING PRAYERS on the MEDALLION

V. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

R. have mercy on us and on the whole world.


V. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

R. have mercy on us and on the whole world.


V. Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

R. have mercy on us and on the whole world.

LET US PRAY:


O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us,

I trust in You!

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion, inexhaustible,

look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us,

that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent,

but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will,
which is Love and Mercy itself.

Amen

St. Faustina, pray for us

Sacred Heart of Jesus, guide us and pray for us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Most chaste Heart of St Joseph, pray for us.



+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

 

+ In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen


CHRISTUS VINCIT    CHRISTUS REGNAT    CHRISTUS IMPERAT

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Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

O Greatly Merciful God, Infinite Goodness, today all mankind calls out from the abyss of its misery to Your mercy — to Your compassion,

O God; and it is with its mighty voice of misery that it cries out.

Gracious God, do not reject the prayer of this earth's exiles!

O Lord, Goodness beyond our understanding, Who are acquainted with our misery through and through, and know that by our own power we cannot ascend to You, we implore You: anticipate us with Your grace and keep on increasing Your mercy in us, that we may faithfully do Your holy will all through our life and at death's hour.

Let the omnipotence of Your mercy shield us from the darts of our salvation’s enemies, that we may with confidence, as Your children, await Your Son’s final coming — that day known to You alone.

And we expect to obtain everything promised us by Jesus in spite of all our wretchedness.


For Jesus is our Hope: through His merciful Heart, as through an open gate, we pass through to heaven

(Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1570).

St. Michael, unknown master.

Princely Collection. GE1369. Used with Permission.

Prayer to St Michael the Archangel

(authentic long version)

Raccolta 1903, p. 364-366, Pope Leo XIII (1888)

 

Most glorious prince of the heavenly hosts, Archangel St. Michael, defend us in the battle and in the tremendous struggle we carry on against the Principalities and Powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and all evil spirits. Come to the help of man, whom God created immortal, fashioned to his own image and likeness, and rescued at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. With the great army of the holy angels fight to-day the battle of the Lord as thou didst of old fight against Lucifer, the leader of the proud, and his apostate angels, who were powerless against thee, and they had no longer a place in heaven ; and that monster/ the old serpent who is called the devil and Satan, that seduces the whole world, was cast into hell with his angels. But now that first enemy and homicide has regained his insolent boldness. Taking on the appearance of an angel of light, he has invaded the earth, and, with his whole train of evil spirits, he is prowling about among men, striving to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to capture, to destroy, to drag to eternal perdition the souls destined to the crown of eternal glory. That malignant dragon is pouring abroad, like a foul stream, into the souls of men of ruined intellect and corrupt heart the poison of his wickedness, the spirit of lying, of impiety and blasphemy, the pestilent breath of impurity and of all vice and iniquity. Most cunning enemies have filled with bitterness and drenched with gall the Church, the Spouse of the Lamb without spot, and have lifted impious hands against all that is most sacred in it. Even in the holy place where the See of Blessed Peter and the chair of truth was set up to enlighten the world, they have raised the abominable throne of their impiety with the iniquitous hope that the Shepherd may be stricken and the flock scattered abroad.

Arise, then, unconquerable Prince, defend the people of God against the assaults of the reprobate spirits, and give them the victory. Holy Church reveres thee as its guardian and patron ; it glories in thee as its defender against the malignant powers of hell ; to thee God has committed the souls that are to be conveyed to the seats of the Blessed in eternal happiness. Pray, then, to the God of peace, that he may put Satan under our feet, so completely vanquished that he may no longer be able to hold men in bondage and work harm to the Church. Offer up our prayers before the Most High, so that the mercies of the Lord may prevent us, and lay hold of the dragon, the old serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and hurl him bound in chains into the abyss where he may no longer seduce the souls of men.

Amen.

 

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord, fly ye hostile ranks.

 

R. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has conquered.

 

V. May thy mercies, O Lord, be fulfilled in us.

 

R. As we have hoped in thee.

 

V. Lord, hear my prayer.

 

R. And let my cry come unto thee.

 

Let us pray

O God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name and humbly beseech thy clemency, that, through the intercession of the ever immaculate Virgin and our Mother Mary, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, thou wouldst vouchsafe to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits that are prowling about the world to the great peril of the human race and the loss of souls.

Amen.

 

His Holiness, Leo XIII., Motu Proprio, September 25, 1888,

granted to the faithful who recite the above prayer

An indulgence of three hundred days, once a day.

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