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How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

April 17, 2020

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Optional Opening Prayers:

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 fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Hail Mary & the Apostle’s Creed

For each of the five decades
(On each “Our Father” bead of the rosary, pray)
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 each of the 10 “Hail Mary” beads, pray)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.

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

Optional 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.

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