Holy immortal One:
Please hear the petitions of your lowly servants.
For Shaun M who is in desperate need of healing. May he recover his physical health and may he be strengthened in spirit to overcome his addiction. May he come to know the Mercy and Love of our Lord, Jesus Christ. May he become a soldier of Light and live a long and healthy life. May those who love him embrace him again in this life and have the Fortitude to be patient with him as he struggles. May the Lord cast out any and all demons who deign to possess him. May they flee from this adopted son of yours in the name of Jesus Christ. If he is not to recover, we beseech thee to forgive him all of his sins. Look not on his shortcomings, but as a child in the wilderness. Remember him as he was in his best days. Please, Lord, have mercy on him and on us all for our transgressions. Help this suffering soul, who is friend to many on this Pilgrim’s Road. Do not fail to see his good intentions and fervent hopes and dreams. Remember his kind acts, words, and charity.
For Frank, step father of JoAnn. May he pass quickly and peacefully from this life to the Eternal Life. Lord, we ask that you bathe him in your Infinite Mercy and shield him from the Father’s Justice. Lord, you promised St. Faustina that any in peril and for whom the Chaplet was intended would receive special dispensation at the hour of death. Oh Jesus, we ask with humility and hope that Frank receive your Infinite Mercy at the hour of his death. May he experience Eternal Life.
For Jim’s “cousin’s daughter, Chloe, who in three days will undergo a kidney transplant, donated by her mother. And for her mom, too, of course.”
Oh, Gracious Virgin Mary, be at your child’s side to comfort her and keep her. Please petition your Son, whom never refused you, to see to a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Holy Spirit, fly unto Chloe and her mother and grant them fortitude to persevere. Comfort them and keep them safe.
Help us to bear our crosses to the best of our ability as Your Will is revealed to us.
We petition thee in the name of your only begotten son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
—– from DivineMercy.org
Jesus said, “If you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith, (which is of course belief and trust) on behalf of some sinner I will give that soul the grace of conversion”. The prayer Jesus gave us to invite Him into the life of another, is a prayer that shows our belief and our trust in His death on the cross to bring Divine Mercy to all mankind especially sinners.
“O Blood and water that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You”. (Diary 186, 187)
“Say unceasingly the Chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it, they will receive great mercy at the hour of death. 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”. (Diary, 687)
“It pleases me to grant everything souls ask of me by saying the chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, i will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write this for the benefit of distressed souls; when a soul sees and realizes the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery into which it immersed itself is displayed before its eyes, let it not despair, but with trust let it throw itself into the arms of my mercy, as a child into the arms of its beloved mother. Tell them no soul that has called upon My mercy has been disappointed or brought to shame. I delight particularly in a soul that has placed its trust in My goodness. Write that 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”. (Diary, 1541)
“At the hour of their death, I defend every soul that will say this Chaplet as I do my own glory. When this Chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God’s anger is placated and His unfathomable mercy envelops the soul”. (Diary, 811)
Jesus said to Saint Faustina, “I desire that this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart. Let no one who approaches you go away without that trust in my mercy, which I so ardently desire for souls. Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in my mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least”. (Diary, 1777)
“My daughter, help me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the Chaplet that I have taught you for him. When I began to say the Chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul’s misery. But while I was saying the Chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the Image. The rays that issued from Jesus’ heart enveloped the sick man, and the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully breathed his last” (Diary, 1565)
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
by Val Conlon
The following is the passage from the Diary where Jesus explains to St. Faustina how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is important to remember that this is a truly special prayer as it was created by Jesus for us as a special element of the new Devotion to Divine Mercy. Jesus spoke these words to her in September 1935 while St. Faustina was living in her convent in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Jesus told St. Faustina, “This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. (Diary 476)
one Our Father
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. Amen.
one Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst 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.
THE APOSTLE’S CREED
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. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and is seated 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. Amen.
On the Our Father Beads say the following words:
“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 say the following words:
“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world”.
In conclusion, after the five decades say three times:
“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world”.