How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a wonderful devotion that is prayed using the beads on a Rosary. It originated in 1935 when St. Faustina received a series of visions and messages during her prayer. The Chaplet is a powerful intercessory tool that can be used to call upon the mercy of God for the entire world, as well as for personal intentions.
In order to make praying this chaplet a little simpler with kids - we've created a Pray and Color-Along coloring sheet AND made a Youtube debut with a pray-along video.
I personally love to pop on a youtube video of the divine mercy chaplet while I do dishes and have enjoyed some of those easy resources, so we've made it part of our mission to bring some of these resources to you as our way of bringing faith into everyday life!
Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet is simple.
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross
2. 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 fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!
3. On the first 3 small beads: Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles Creed
4. On each of the large beads: 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.
5. On the 10 small beads in each decade: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
6. After completing all 5 decades: (Repeat three times) - Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
7. 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.