Prayer: Chaplet of Divine Mercy

How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Divine MercyThe English version of the Chaplet was published in 1987. The chaplet contains the initial prayers as in a Rosary, then proceeds on the beads, adding specific offerings to the Father on the larger beads. On the smaller beads, it has specific other petitions for mercy. It then concludes by repeating a specific prayer for mercy. On the large bead, make the sign of the cross on the Crucifix.

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 three times: O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You! On the three smaller beads, say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and The Apostles' Creed.

  • For each of the five decades:
  • On large bead: 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 on each of the ten small Beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Concluding prayers:

  • Repeat three times: 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. End with the Sign of the Cross.

Check out the beautiful video of the sung Chaplet here
(it begins with short prayers and then singing begins)