The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

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Divine Mercy

“I saw an Angel, the executor of God’s wrath… about to strike the earth…I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the Angel’s helplessness, and he could not carry out the just punishment….”

— Saint Faustina, 1935

Begin with…

Sign of the Cross

  • 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.

  • Hail, Mary, full of grace!
    The Lord is with thee;
    Blessed art thou among women,
    And blessed is thy fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    Pray for us sinners,
    Now and at the hour of our death.

  • 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,
    On the third day He rose again from the dead,
    He ascended into heaven;
    And 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.


On the large bead before each decade:

Ethernal 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 of each decade:

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

Conclude with:

Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world. (Three times)

Closing Prayer (optional)

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.