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The Message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me. I took it with me to the See of Peter and in a sense it forms the image of this Pontificate.

John Paul II

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

This devotion was revealed to St. Faustina (a Polish sister who died in 1938). It revolves around trust in the Lord and appealing to Him for mercy. It is a very powerful prayer and has many wonderful promises attached to it. Our Lord said to St. Faustina:

"Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you...
Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death...
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 Saviour...
Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation.
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...
I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in my mercy... Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will."

How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

To pray the Chaplet, you use a Rosary beads. Begin with: One "Our Father"...., One "Hail Mary", and the "Apostles Creed".
(See Prayers of the Rosary for these prayers).

Then, on the "Our Father" beads, pray the following:

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

In conclusion, say:
"Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world" (three times)

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