In addition to the Novena to The Divine Mercy which Our Lord gave to Saint Faustina for her own personal use, He revealed to her a powerful prayer that He wanted everyone to say (the Chaplet of Mercy). Saint Faustina prayed the Chaplet almost constantly, especially for the dying, and the Lord urged her to encourage others to say it too, promising extraordinary graces to those who would recite this special prayer.
The Chaplet can be said any time, but the Lord specifically asked that it be recited as a novena especially on the nine days before the Feast of Mercy, and He promised, "By this Novena (of Chaplets) I will grant every possible grace to souls." (Diary 796).
We can pray this Novena of Chaplets for our own personal intentions or we can offer it together with the Novena to The Divine Mercy for the daily intentions dictated by Our Lord to Saint Faustina.
How to recite the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
Using normal rosary beads, begin with:
Our Father..., Hail Mary..., The Apostle's Creed.
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.
At the end of the Chaplet say three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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.
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