Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry
Jesus spoke, "How very much I desire the salvation of souls! My dearest secretary, write that I want to pour out My divine life into human souls and sanctify them, if only they were willing to accept My Grace. The greatest sinners would achieve great sanctity if only they would trust in My mercy. The very inner depths of My Being are overflowing with mercy, and it is being poured out upon all I have created. My delight is to act in a human soul and to fill it with My mercy and to justify it."
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a powerful prayer given by Jesus himself in the 1930s to St. Maria Faustina, a Polish nun who was canonized in 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Through the Chaplet, Jesus extends many graces and unfathomable mercy to those who pray it and for whom it is prayed, especially the sick and the dying. The Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry members pray for special intentions given to us. This is all done through e-mail so no meetings to attend, just a prayerful heart and desire to help souls.
Jesus said to St. Faustina: "My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. ...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 Savior (Diary, 1541).
If you or your loved one are ill and would like to be included in the prayer intentions of the Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you would prefer, we can coordinate a time for two of our members to come pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in your presence and/or the presence of your loved one.
Our Ministry also prays the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on Wednesdays at 3pm in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Hospital (SJH), the only Catholic hospital in Atlanta. Teams of two are assigned one Wednesday each month to pray the Chaplet for the patients, staff and administration at SJH.
The DM Prayer Ministry always welcomes new members! Please contact Kitty Moots at email@example.com if you would like to join us in praying for the special intentions given to us and/or to pray the Chaplet at SJH once a month.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Chaplet is a simple, but very powerful prayer prayed on ordinary rosary beads.
1. Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2. 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!
3. Pray the Our Father prayer
4. Pray the Hail Mary prayer
5. 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;
on 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 there He will 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.
6. The Eternal Father
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.
7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
8. Repeat for the remaining decades
Saying the "Eternal Father" (6) on the "Our Father" bead
and then 10 "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" (7)
on the following "Hail Mary" beads.
9. Conclude with Holy God
(Repeat three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
10. 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.
St. Faustina, pray for us!