THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Opening prayers (Optional)
You expired Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and an 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. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as afount of mercy for us I trust in you!
Begin the Chaplet with the Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed.
THE OUR FATHER
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.
THE HAIL MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,
Blessed are Thou amongst 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.
THE APOSTLES' CREED
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 power of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will 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 large beads before each decade:
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 of each decade, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.
Conclude by saying this three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Closing prayer (optional)
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion
is inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments we may not despair nor become despondant,
but with great confidence submit ourselves to your Holy Will,
which is love and mercy itself.