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DAY 32: THE DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

Saint Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary documenting the revelations God entrusted to her about His great mercy. During His revelations to St. Faustina, Jesus requested a special prayer and reflection on His Passion each day at three o'clock, the hour of His death on the cross. The message and devotion to Jesus are now known as The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

The Lord asks us, through St. Faustina's revelation, to plead for His Mercy, to be merciful with others as He is merciful with us, and place complete trust in Him.

"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy." These are the powerful words St. Faustina said she received from the Lord. If we believe in His message, all will come to share in His joy.

The chaplet is prayed on the beads of a rosary and only takes about 8 minutes. Please consider praying for those alone and dying of the Coronavirus focusing on the beautiful message of Christ's passion and His great mercy. #livinglent2 Here are the instructions: (If you don't have a rosary, you can use your fingers to count.)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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.

Pray three times: O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Pray the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Apostles Creed.

On the large beads 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 beads pray: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. At the end of five decades conclude by praying three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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.

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