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Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

(SNR) - In one of the apparitions of Jesus as the Divine Mercy to Saint Faustina, He gave her the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with instructions and a promise.
In her diary, Saint Faustina recorded the Lord’s words: “Say unceasingly this chaplet… Whoever will recite it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death… 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…”

The Chaplet is prayed on rosary beads most typically at 3 p.m., the hour of Divine Mercy. The Catholic radio station in Nebraska, KVSS, airs the Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily at that time.

However, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy can be prayed at any hour. The Lord also encouraged praying the Chaplet when attending a dying person’s bedside.

“When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying,” the Lord told Saint Faustina, “I will stand between My father and the dying person, not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior.”

As Saint Faustina was pleading with God for the whole world September 13, 1935, she saw another vision, which she recorded in her diary. “I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath... about to strike the earth... As I was praying in this manner, I saw the Angel’s helplessness; he could not carry out the just punishment...”

How to Pray the Chaplet

While maintaining a spiritual focus on the Lord’s wounds, begin with the Sign of the Cross, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed.
On the “Our Father” beads, pray, “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 “Hail Mary” beads, pray, “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

When the five decades are completed this way, conclude with three recitations of the prayer, “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

“Say unceasingly this chaplet…
Whoever will recite it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death…
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…”
- The Lord’s words recorded in the Diary of St. Faustina

“When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying,
I will stand between My father and the dying person,
not as the just judge
but as the Merciful Savior.”
- The Lord’s words recorded in the Diary of St. Faustina

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