Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet is prayed on traditional rosary beads.

Beginning on the Crucifix, recite the Apostle's Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, His only son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day, He rose again. He ascended into heaven.
He is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from whence 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

Next, pray "The Lord's Prayer": 
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.

Next, pray three "Hail Mary" prayers: 
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
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.

Next, pray one "Glory Be" prayer: 
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen!

Begin the first decade, and each decade thereafter, with the Offering prayer, (on the bead that corresponds to the Our Father bead on the regular rosary): 
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.

Then, on each of the 10 Mercy beads (which correspond to the hail Mary beads on the rosary), pray: For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world. Repeat this on all five of the decades of the chaplet.

Finally, on each of the three beads of the pendant leading to the Crucifix, pray: 
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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