“A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat. In whatever state the soul
may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it
will lose its beauty; a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else
it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will
fall again; a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again.
There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the
soul through prayer.”
(Diary of St. Faustina)
How to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us — all of us. And,
he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will
call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.
Thus, all will come to share His joy.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:
A: Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting
of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
B: Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to
others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
C: Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy
are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of
Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual
director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received
about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy
had begun to spread.
The message and devotional practices proposed in the Diary of Saint Faustina and
set forth in this web site and other publications of the Marians of the Immaculate
Conception are completely in accordance with the teachings of Church and are firmly
rooted in the Gospel message of our Merciful Savior. Properly understood and implemented,
they will help us grow as genuine followers of Christ.
Spend time learning more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live
your life as merciful to others, as Christ is merciful to you.
Then on each of the Our Father Beads say 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 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
(Repeat for all five decades).
To conclude, pray three times:
“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole
“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy
I trust in You.”(x3)
“Jesus, I trust in You” (x3)
Feast of Divine Mercy, Second Sunday after Easter: special celebration in the Parish
ish Church from 2pm to 5pm. Confessions, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Chaplet of
Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration and Mass. All Welcome.