The Power of the Divine Mercy Novena
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a recent devotion revealed by Our Lord to St. Maria Faustina, a Polish nun. On Good Friday, 1937, Christ appeared to Saint Faustina and asked her to recite this chaplet for nine days, starting on Good Friday and ending on the Octave of Easter (the Sunday after Easter Sunday), now known as Divine Mercy Sunday.
The chaplet is most often recited during those nine days, but it can be prayed at any time of the year, and Saint Maria Faustina recited it almost unceasingly.
A standard rosary can be used to recite the chaplet and it takes only about 20 minutes.
How to recite the chaplet:
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross
2. Pray the Opening Prayers (the second prayer is repeated three times)
“You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.”
“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!” (recite three times)
3. Pray the Our Father
4. Pray the Hail Mary
5. Say the Apostles’ Creed
6. Pray the Prayer “Eternal Father”
On the Our Father bead before each decade, pray the following prayer:
“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. Amen.”
7. Pray the Prayer “For the Sake of His Sorrowful Passion” Ten Times.
On each of the Hail Mary beads in each decade, pray the following prayer:
“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
8. Conclude with (three times):
“Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
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