Chaplet of Divine Mercy
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Praying the Rosary of Divine Mercy is a glorious way to enter into God's abundant Mercy. It only takes a few minutes and can easily be prayed almost anywhere. Using a rosary, follow the guide below to recite this wonderful prayer and to master it by heart. Do you wonder how to pray the Rosary of Divine Mercy? Here are all the steps to follow for you.
How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Step1 - Hold a rosary in your hands, gently caress your cross and make a sign of the cross.
(Optional opening prayer)
You died, Jesus, but the source of life sprang up for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up to the whole world. O Source of Life, Divine Mercy, unfathomable, envelops the whole world and empties Yourself upon us.
(Repeat three times) O Water and Blood, which flows from the Heart of Jesus like a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in You!
Step 2: On the three big pearls of the rosary, pray to the Our Father, the "Hail Mary" and the "I believe in God".
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us 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.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among 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 Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
Step 3: On the large grains, recite this prayer
Eternal Father, I offer you the body and blood, the soul and the divinity of your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, as an atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
Step 4: Of the 10 small grains, say each time
Through his painful Passion, be merciful to us and to the whole world.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each ten on the rosary.
Step 5: Once you have prayed the 5 tens, you end by saying the following prayer 3 times : Holy God, Mighty God, Immortal God, Eternal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Optional closing prayer) Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasure of inexhaustible compassion, look with kindness and increase your mercy in us, so that, in difficult moments, we may not despair or become discouraged, but may we submit ourselves with great trust to your Holy Will, which is love and mercy. Amen.
Step 6: Finish with the sign of the cross.
Making the sign of the cross is perhaps the most common action of all the actions Catholics do. We do it when we begin and end our prayers; we do it when we enter and leave a church; we start each mass with it; we can even do it when we hear the Holy Name of Jesus and when we pass in front of a Catholic church.
Rosary of Divine Mercy origin
This rosary is a very powerful prayer. He can be prayed at any time, but he is often prayed in the context of the novena of divine mercy. The Rosary of Divine Mercy is a relatively recent but very popular devotion revealed by Our Lord to Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun. On Good Friday 1937, Christ appeared to Saint Faustina and asked her to recite this rosary for nine days, from Good Friday to the Easter Octave (the Sunday following Easter Sunday), now known as Divine Mercy Sunday.
The rosary is most often recited during these nine days, but it can be prayed at any time of the year, and Saint Mary Faustina recited it almost unceasingly. A standard rosary can be used to recite the rosary, and the entire devotion takes only 20 minutes - about the time it takes to pray the rosary.
Jesus 's word
It is a good idea to recite the Rosary of Divine Mercy every day, or at least for nine consecutive days, preferably at 3 p.m., the time Jesus gave his life for us. In one of her diaries, Sister Faustina writes that Jesus, speaking to her about her death, told her: "In that hour, you will have everything for yourself and for others; in that hour when grace was given to the whole world, mercy has won justice. To recite the Rosary at that moment is as if we were with the spirit under the Cross of Christ, and implore God's mercy for us and for the whole world, by virtue of his passion. Jesus said to Sister Faustina: "At three o'clock in the afternoon, implore My Mercy especially for sinners and even for a brief moment immerse yourself in My Passion, especially in my surrender at the moment of death. This is an hour of great mercy to the whole world."
Going further: more about Sainte Faustina
Saint Faustina was born Hélène Kowalska in the village of Glogowiec, west of Lodz, Poland, on August 25, 1905. She was the third of ten children. When she was almost twenty years old, she joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members are dedicated to the care and education of young women in difficulty.
The following year, she received her religious habit and received the name of Sister Marie Faustina.
In the 1930s, Sister Faustina received a message of mercy from the Lord, which she was told to spread throughout the world. He was asked to become the apostle and secretary of God's mercy, a model of mercy towards others and an instrument for reemphasizing God's plan of mercy for the world. Throughout her life, Faustina recounted having had visions of Jesus that she recorded in her diary, later published under the title Le Journal de Sainte Marie Faustine Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul.
His confessor, Father Michal Sopocko, supported his devotion to Divine Mercy. Faustina and Sopocko directed an artist to paint the first image of Divine Mercy, based on Faustina's vision of Jesus. Sopocko used the image to celebrate the first mass on the first Sunday after Easter. Subsequently, Pope John Paul II instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Sunday of each liturgical year.
The message of mercy that Sister Faustina received is now spreading throughout the world, she has been recognized by the Church as a "saint", and her diary has become the manual of devotion to Divine Mercy.
The Roman Catholic Church canonized Faustina as a saint on April 30, 2000.
The prayer of the Rosary of Divine Mercy has its origin in a vision that Saint Faustina had on September 13, 1935. In the vision, she saw an angel sent to a city to destroy it. She began to pray for God's mercy on the city and felt the strong presence of the Holy Trinity. After she prayed, the angel was powerless and could not hurt the city. In the visions that followed, Saint Faustina learned that the prayers she said should be taught to all the peoples of the world.
According to the account of Saint Faustina, there are three prayers in the Rosary for mercy: to obtain mercy, to trust in the mercy of Christ and to show mercy to others. She wrote that Jesus promised that all those who recite this rosary at the hour of death or in the presence of the dying will receive great mercy. She wrote that Jesus said:
"....When they say this rosary in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying not as the righteous judge but as the Merciful Savior."
Saint Faustina also stated that Jesus promised that everything can be obtained through this prayer if it is compatible with his will.
According to Catholic tradition, the rosary can be said at any time, but it is said especially on Divine Mercy Sunday and on Friday at 3 p.m. (the time at which Jesus died by crucifixion, 3 p.m., is called the Time of Mercy). In Hong Kong, the "15:00 Prayer" is broadcast daily at 15:00 on radio and television channels.
God wooes us, loves us, protects us, aspires to us, to our trust and to our faith. As a loved one in our lives, who just wants to be close, God wants us to be close to Him. Even if you do not know God, God knows you and loves you. Do not hesitate to respond to his love, He simply wants to spread his mercy on you.
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