Chaplet of the Divine Mercy


Jesus himself dictated the words of the Chaplet to Sr. Faustina in Vilnius in 1935. The prayer by means of the Chaplet should always express our deep trust in God's goodness for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (see: J. 3,16). We appeal to this unconditioned love which was expressed to the fullest in the Passion of the Son of God. when we are begging for the mercy for us and the whole world.

My daughter, – said Jesus to Sr. Faustina – encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one  (Diary 1541)

St. Sister Faustina conveyed to us the words of Jesus who said that by means of the Chaplet prayer we can receive everything if what we are praying for is in accordance with the God's will (this is also about worldly goods). However, never did Jesus claim – apart from the grace of good death – that our prayer will be answered immediately and after only one saying. Therefore, while undertaking the resolution of praying the Chaplet in any intention, one should not be discouraged easily but should pray constantly and trustfully. 

Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. 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 (Diary 687).  

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, No. 848

Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet. Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
(for recitation on ordinary rosary beads) 

Begin with: 
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.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; 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.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence 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 life everlasting. Amen.

On the five 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.

On the ten small beads
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclude with (3 times): 
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.