The Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.

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How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

In 1935, our Lord Jesus revealed a powerful prayer called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to a Polish nun and mystic, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska.  He promised extraordinary graces to all those who would recite it with faith:

“Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death...

Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even

if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet

only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy... I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy…” Jesus to St. Faustina (DIARY 687)

 

Opening Prayers (Optional)


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!  (Repeat three times)

Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Apostle's Creed

On each of the five “Our Father 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 each of the ten “Hail Mary Beads” pray:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Closing Prayer


Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat three times)

Closing Prayer (Optional)


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.