The Divine Mercy Chaplet
A Pathway to Unfathomable Mercy

Divine Mercy Chpalet Original Image Title Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Chaplet Original Image Requested by Jesus and painted at Sr. Faustina's Supervision

Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayer

Like all of our online prayers, the reader begains at the top (in this case the Sign of the Cross and proceeds in order to the bottom (Closing Prayer). The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a very powerful prayer and can be prayed daily following the Rosary.

Prayer Intention

Prayer Intention are to be mentioned first. If no intentions come to mind, you can always pray for the conversion of sinners or the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.  (When you say Father touch your forehead, Son touch your chest or stomach, Holy touch your left shoulder, and Spirit touch your right shoulder). 

Opening Prayer

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.

Repeat 3 Times

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

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.

Hail Mary

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.

Apostles 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.

Decades

1st 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.

Repeat 10 Times

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

2nd 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.

Repeat 10 Times

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

3rd 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.

Repeat 10 Times

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

4th 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.

Repeat 10 Times

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

5th 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.

Repeat 10 Times

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

Prayers Following the Decades

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Closing Prayer

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.

Explanation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Divine Mercy Chaplet - Divine Mercy - Adplf Hila - 1930s
Divine Mercy Chaplet - Divine Mercy - Adplf Hila - 1930s

Introduction

The Divine Mercy Chaplet, also known as the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, stands as a beacon of hope and salvation within the Catholic faith, offering poor sinners a profound prayer to invoke the boundless mercy of Jesus Christ. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the rich history, the powerful prayers, and the profound significance of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, exploring how it serves as a pathway to experiencing God’s unfathomable mercy.

History of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy finds its roots in the mystical experiences of Saint Faustina Kowalska, a humble nun from Poland who lived during the early 20th century. Through visions and revelations, Jesus Christ revealed His desire for a special devotion centered on His boundless mercy. He instructed Saint Faustina to paint an image depicting Him with rays of red and pale light emanating from His merciful heart, with the inscription, “Jesus, I trust in You.”

From Divine Mercy in my Soul:

474

In the evening, when I was in my cell, I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath.  He was clothed in a dazzling robe, his face gloriously bright, a cloud beneath his feet. From the cloud, bolts of thunder and flashes of lightning were  springing into his hands; and from his hand they were going forth, and only then were they striking the earth. When I saw this sign of divine wrath which was about to strike the earth, and in particular a certain place, which for good reasons I cannot name, I began to implore the Angel to hold off for a few moments, and the world would do penance. But my plea was a mere nothing in the face of the divine anger. Just then I saw the Most Holy Trinity. The greatness of Its majesty pierced me deeply, and I did not dare to repeat my entreaties. At that very moment I felt in my soul the power of Jesus‟ grace, which dwells in my soul. When I became conscious of this grace, I was instantly snatched up before the Throne of God. Oh, how great is our Lord and God and how incomprehensible His holiness! I will make no attempt to describe this greatness, because before long we shall all see Him as He is. I found myself pleading with (197) God for the world with words heard interiorly. As I was praying in this manner, I saw the Angel’s helplessness: he could not carry out the just punishment which was rightly due for sins. Never before had I prayed with such inner power as I did then.

475

The words with which I entreated God are these: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.

476

The next morning, when I entered chapel, I heard these words interiorly: Every time you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer which I taught you yesterday. When I had said the prayer, in my soul I heard these words: This prayer will serve to appease My  wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the rosary, in the following manner: First of all, you will say one OUR FATHER and HAIL MARY and the I BELIEVE IN GOD. Then on the OUR FATHER beads you will say the following words: “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 HAIL MARY beads you will say the following words: “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.” In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

 

Prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Central to the Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayers that express trust in Jesus Christ as the source of infinite mercy and redemption for all humanity. The chaplet begins with the Sign of the Cross and recitation of the Apostles’ Creed, followed by the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the “Eternal Father” and “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion” prayers. Each prayer carries profound significance, inviting believers to meditate on the salvific work of Jesus Christ and His unfathomable mercy poured out for the salvation of souls.

How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet is a simple yet profound practice that invites believers into a deeper relationship with God. Using ordinary rosary beads, believers begin by reciting the introductory prayers, then meditate on the mysteries of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ while repeating the central prayers of the chaplet. Through the repetition of these prayers, believers express their trust in Jesus’ mercy and desire to obtain grace for themselves and the whole world.

Meaning and Significance of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

At its core, the Divine Mercy Chaplet embodies the profound truth of God’s infinite love and compassion for humanity. Through the chaplet, believers are invited to enter the mystery of God’s endless mercy, trusting in His promise to forgive sins and heal wounded hearts. The chaplet serves as a powerful means of intercession, as poor sinners pray not only for themselves but also for the conversion and salvation of souls throughout the world.

Benefits of Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet yields numerous spiritual benefits, including deepening faith, inner peace, and an outpouring of grace from God. Through the chaplet, believers receive unimaginable graces and blessings, as Jesus promised to Saint Faustina Kowalska: “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.”

Testimonials and Stories of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Countless individuals have experienced the transformative power of the Divine Mercy Chaplet in their lives. From miraculous healings to profound conversions, the chaplet has been a source of hope and consolation for those in need. Stories of mercy and redemption serve as powerful testimony to the efficacy of this prayer in bringing souls closer to God.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Divine Mercy Chaplet stands as a timeless prayer, inviting believers to trust in the abundant mercy of Jesus Christ. Through its recitation, believers are drawn into a deeper relationship with God, experiencing His boundless love and compassion. May we continue to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with faith and devotion, seeking the intercession of Jesus, the merciful Savior, for the salvation of souls and the redemption of the world. Amen.

Divine Mercy in my Soul

by Saint Faustina Kowalska

Sr. Faustina
Sr. Faustina - Age 18

Divine Mercy in My Soul” is a book written by Saint Faustina Kowalska in the early 20th century. It documents her encounters with Jesus Christ and the message of Divine Mercy she received from Him. The book emphasizes the importance of trusting in God’s mercy, seeking forgiveness through prayer, and spreading the message of Divine Mercy to the world. It includes teachings on the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Jesus’ desire for a feast day dedicated to Divine Mercy. Overall, the book highlights God’s boundless love and compassion for humanity, inspiring believers to trust in His mercy and seek salvation.

Important Excerpts from Divine Mercy in my Soul

Assistance to the Dying
810, 811, 1035, 1565, 1798

810   The following afternoon, when I entered the ward, I saw someone dying, and learned that the agony had started during the night. When I verified it – it had been at the time when (204) I had been asked for prayer. And just then, I heard a voice in my soul: Say the chaplet which I taught you. I ran to fetch my rosary and knelt down by the dying person and, with all the ardor of my soul, I began to say the chaplet. Suddenly the dying person opened her eyes and looked at me; I had not managed to finish the entire chaplet when she died, with extraordinary peace. I fervently asked the Lord to fulfill the promise

He had given me for the recitation of the chaplet. The Lord gave me to know that the soul had been granted the grace. He had promised me. That was the first soul to receive the benefit of the Lord’s promise. I could feel the power of mercy envelop that soul.

811   When I entered my solitude, I heard these words: At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same. When (205) this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God‟s anger is placated, unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son.

Everything Obtainable By 1128, 1541

1128   May 22, 1937. The heat is so intense today that it is difficult to bear. We are all thirsting for rain, and still it does not come. For several days the sky has been overcast, but there is no rain. When I looked at the plants, thirsting for the rain I was moved with pity, and I decided to say the chaplet until the Lord would send us rain. Before supper, the sky covered over with clouds, and a heavy rain fell on the earth. I had been saying this prayer without interruption for three hours. And the Lord let me know that everything can be obtained by means of this prayer.

1541   My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one.

Write this for the benefit of distressed souls; when a soul sees and realized the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but with trust let it throw itself into the arms of My mercy, as a child into the arms of its beloved mother. These souls (125) have a right of priority to My compassionate Heart, they have first access to My mercy. Tell them that no soul that has called upon My mercy has been disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a soul which has placed its trust in My goodness.

Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior.

Mercy and 848

848   While I was saying the chaplet, I heard a voice which said, Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet. Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.

Condemns No One
1452

1452   When the clock struck twelve, my soul immersed itself more deeply in recollection, and I heard a voice in my soul: (63) Do not fear, My little child, you are not alone. Fight bravely, because My arm is supporting you; fight for the salvation of souls, exhorting them to trust in My mercy, as that is your task in this life and in the life to come. After these words, I received a deeper understanding of divine mercy. Only that soul who wants it will be damned, for God condemns no one.

Vessel of Graces
327

327   Once my confessor [Father Sopocko] asked me where the inscription should be placed, because there was not enough space in the picture for everything. In answered, “I will pray and give you an answer next week.” When I left the confessional and was passing before the Blessed Sacrament, I received an inner understanding about the inscription. Jesus reminded me of what He had told me the
first time; namely, that these three words must be clearly in evidence: “Jesus, I trust in You.” [“Jezu, Ufam Tobie.”] I understood that Jesus wanted the whole formula to be there, but He gave no direct orders to this effect as He did for these three words.

I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: “Jesus, I trust in You.

“Last Hope” of salvation
965, 687, 998, 1228

687   Once, as I was going down the hall to the kitchen, I heard these words in my soul: Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests 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. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.

965   Jesus looked at me and said, Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy255. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near.

998   Today, I took part in a one-day retreat. When I was at the last conference,177 the priest was speaking of how much the world needs God’s mercy, and that this seems to be a special time when people have great need of prayer and God’s mercy. Then I heard a voice in my soul: These words are for you. Do all you possibly can for this work of My mercy. I desire that My mercy be worshiped, and I am giving mankind the last hope of salvation; that is, recourse to My mercy. My Heart rejoices in this feast. After these words, I understood that nothing can dispense me from the obligation which
the Lord demands from me.

Mercy Excludes No One
1182

1182   Today the Lord said to me, My daughter, My pleasure and delight, nothing will stop me from  granting you graces. Your misery does not hinder my mercy. My daughter, write that the greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My mercy; [urge] all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My mercy, because I want to save them all. On the cross, the fountain of My mercy was opened wide by
the lance for all souls – no one have I excluded!

Confession Advice to Sr. Faustina
1602, 1725

1602   Today the Lord said to me, Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy (7) souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity. The torrents of grace inundate humble souls. The proud remain always in poverty and misery, because My grace turns away from them to humble souls.

1725   The Lord has been teaching me, once again, how I am to approach the Sacrament of Penance: My daughter, just as you prepare in My presence, so also you make your confession before Me. The person of the priest is, for Me, only a screen. Never analyze what sort of a (89) priest it is that I am making use of; open your soul in confession as you would to Me, and I will fill it with My light.

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