How to Pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet
In a vision, Jesus dictated the Chaplet to Saint Maria Faustina in 1935. To pray the Chaplet, use rosary beads and begin with these prayers:
I believe in God...
On the large (Our Father) bead of each decade, 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 ten small (Hail Mary) beads of each decade, pray:
"For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
After five decades to conclude, pray three times:
"Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
You may wish to add (three times):
"Jesus, I trust in You."
You may wish to add these prayers:
Optional Opening Prayers:
"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, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us."
"O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You!"
Optional Closing Prayer:
"Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen."
World Day of Prayer for Vocations - Prayer for Priests
Heavenly Father, Almighty and Eternal God,You have poured out on your priests the blessing of the Holy Spirit as they share in the priesthood of Christ your Son.We praise You for giving this gift to Your Church.
Through Your priests, Your people are sanctified and invited into the mysteries of Christ.We thank You for their generous service.Grant to your priests the gift of joy in ministry and life. Renew them each day in their consecration for the salvation of the world. Lord, hear our prayers for those You are calling into Your service now. Bless them with an openness to Your will and a love for Your holy people.
May all your priests be renewed in holiness through the example of your servant, St. John Vianney. Filled with the fire of your love, may they do all for your greater glory.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.