Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

How to Recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited in common using ordinary rosary beads of five decades..

1. Start

A. Make the sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

B. Our Father

C. Hail Mary

D. The Apostle’s Creed

2. In the bead of the “Our Father” (1 time)

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.

3. On the Ten Small Beads of the “Hail Mary” (10 times)

V. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

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

4. At the end, recite three times

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

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

Optional Closing Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhautible, 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.

Prayer References:

Our Father

Our Father in heaven, holy be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give is today our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your 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; I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Piltae, 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. He will 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 life everlasting. Amen

The Hour of Mercy (at 3:00 in the afternoon)

You died, Jesus but the source of life flowed out for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fountain of Life, Immeasurable Divine Mercy, cover up the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water, which flowed out from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Holy God. Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen (3 times)