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Posted on 03/16/2003 7:05:29 AM PST by Litany
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on ordinary rosary beads)
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 trepasses as we forgive those who trepass 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. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and 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 again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of the sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
On the large bead before each decade:
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 10 small beads of each decade:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude with (after five decades):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (3 times)
3 p.m. is the Hour of Mercy, signifying the time that Jesus died on the Cross.
Please pray with me.
Incidentally, this chant is included in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom used in Eastern Rite Churches. Sort of like how the Gloria is used in the Roman Missal for the Latin Rite.
Yes indeed! It's known as the Trisagion, and it's one of the oldest invocations to the Holy Trinity. I actually went to a Ruthenian Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy for the first time over a New Year's trip, and I was amazed over the beauty of their service. Most of the Divine Liturgy was in English, and we chanted the Trisagion. I think their version went "Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy," but it's basically the same thing.
I learned the Divine Mercy Chaplet last summer, which was due to a variety of happenings, which I think was divine intervention in my life. As a result, my prayer life is a whole lot better than what it was. My spiritual life was saved because of the Divine Mercy devotion.
In the 9 o'clock hour tonight, I decided to pray the Evening Prayer from the Magnificat (a bit late), pray to St. Joseph again on his feast day, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which I hadn't prayed yet today. I prayed the Chaplet in the second half of the hour, at about the same time the first strikes on Iraq occurred. I find this to be no coincidence (even my mother is found of saying that coincidence is another name for God). I encourage everyone to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sake of ALL poor souls on this planet.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world!
The Divine Mercy Novena
|Jesus further asked that this Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:
"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:
"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."
The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:
DAY 1 (Good Friday) - All mankind, especially sinners
DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) - The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) - All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 (Easter Monday) - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) - The souls of separated brethren
DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) - The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) - The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy
DAY 8 (Easter Friday) - The souls who are detained in purgatory;
DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) - The souls who have become lukewarm.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is also offered each day for the day's intention.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us, that we may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see us may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company [of chosen souls] in Your vineyard - upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who as yet do not believe in You or do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in Your Son, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of our separated brethren. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of our separated brethren, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your Own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet- smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek and humble souls, and upon the souls of little children, who are enfolded in the abode of the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight you take in them: bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your Mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident in Your Mercy. These souls are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their spirit, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them, "I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, those souls who will venerate My fathomless mercy."
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised. Eternal Father, turn Your most merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three- hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen
The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
|1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):
|In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,
Sister tells us:
"I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it.
Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:
"I saw an Angel, the executor of God's wrath... about to strike
The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on
"First say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'I believe'. Then on
'Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:
'For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the
In conclusion you are to say these words three times:
'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us
Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:
"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who
"....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
It's my first year saying it too! This is the first time I am praying the Novena from Good Friday until Easter Saturday, and celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy. Because of Siobhan, and some divine intervention, I started praying the Chaplet right after I saw the canonization Mass of St. Juan Diego on EWTN. It took me a very short time to memorize it. The Divine Mercy devotion literally saved my prayer life, and it reinvigorated my spirital and moral lives. I thank God for having mercy on me, though I definitely do not deserve it, for my sins are many. But through His Mercy, and His Holy Sacraments, I have been "born again."
I'm glad someone bumped this thread up today. I forgot to post the First Day of the Novena yesterday. I have been busy over the past 2 days. Since my graduaion from the University of Delaware in January, I have been unemployed. But I found a job, thanks to the intercession of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I was called on Wednesday about a paid internship at the Heritage Foundation, that I had not applied to, but they had my resume because I had sent it to their Job Bank, traveled down to DC on Thursday for the interview, and found out after I came home from the Good Friday Liturgy yesterday afternoon that I had been hired! I was ecstatic, and I am still excited. I can't wait to start. I thought I should tell all my brothers and sisters on the religion forum on FR about it, because I know people here have been praying for me. Thank you all for your kindness and your spiritality.
Have a Happy Easter everyone! Rejoice, for He is Risen!
I'm glad to hear that you say the Chaplet almost every day. As I mentioned before, the Divine Mercy devotion has saved my prayer life, and since the end of last July/beginning of last August, I have been saying the Chaplet almost every day, in most instance at 3 pm, the Hour of Great Mercy. Starting more recently, I now say a prayer that Saint Faustina wrote in her Diary for sinner before I say the Chaplet too. On one of the instances that I didn't get to say the Chaplet at 3 pm recently, I said it during the 9 pm hour, and then when I went downstairs, and saw my dad was watching the news, it immediately became clear to me that the Chaplet I had just prayed was for the brave men and women who were going into harm's way that night, for it was the night of the first strike on Iraq. It's amazing how God works, isn't it?
Thanks for all the nice comments I have received from you concerning my internship. I hope I am able to get a more permanent position someplace because of it. Please keep me in my prayers, for I have to scramble to get ready to start, because my first day is April 28th, and I have to find a place to live and make other arrangments. May God grant me the strength and whatever else I need to carry out my task. Happy Easter everyone, and may God continue to bless everyone on FR.
God bless you, dear Pyro. And I will say a Chaplet for you and the start of your internship. I am extremely proud of you.
BTTT on 10-05-04, Feast Day of St. Faustina!
BTTT on Good Friday, 2005!