The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a prayer dictated by Our Lord to Sister Faustina Kowalska in the 1930's. He said:
Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you ... Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death ... When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between my Father and the dying person, not as the Just Judge but as the Merciful Savior ... Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from my infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy ... Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.The Chaplet is prayed using a standard Rosary. It begins with the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Apostle's Creed.
Then, on each large bead we pray:
Eternal Father,And on each small bead in a decade, we pray:
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.
For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole worldAnd after all five decades are completed, we say the following prayer three times:
Holy God,I was inspired to create this audio version of the Chaplet by Elizabeth Scalia's wonderful podcasts of the Rosary:
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world
The Joyful Mysteries
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries
The Luminous Mysteries
I have personally witnessed the miraculous power of the Chaplet, and hope you will pray it with me.
posted by Mike at 8:58 PM