The Divine Mercy Chaplet

I just read about a vision that a fellow Catholic had in 2015. He woke one night to find an enormous angel praying in his bedroom. He was wounded and tired. He looked at the fellow and said that he was the angel assigned to protect the United States, but that he and his forces were losing the battle for our nation to Satan and his forces. He asked the fellow to tell everyone to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily for the salvation of the nation.

This chaplet* is recited using ordinary rosary beads. Begin as usual with the Sign of the Cross.

On the crucifix, recite the Apostles’ Creed.

On the first big bead, recite the Lord’s Prayer.

On the three small beads, recite a Hail Mary each for Faith, Hope, and Charity.

On the big beads at the start of each decade, say “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 10 small beads of each decade, say “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

When I say “us,” I like to think “U.S.”

At the end, say three times, “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

End with the Sign of the Cross.

*There’s a more complicated way to do it, with long, optional prayers, which you can find on-line. I prefer to follow the basic pattern for the rosary, so I can focus on the prayers and not be fumbling with a pamphlet.

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  1. Thank you so much. Your sharing means so much!

    I have a JW person… “the rosary isn’t biblical” I say: “Well, I’d become Catholic, as find the people closer and truer in their hearts because of their enduring continual trials.”

    JW says, “don’t worry; don’t concern yourself with our government…” And they add to it by speaking of the 144,000 co-rulers, and “following the only channel, the Bible.” And they use the evil-one’s name and his evil followers to mention how they mislead the nations…

    *sigh* While their sweet sentiment is understandable…, here’s the reply: “The only channel to turn to is the Holy Spirit Who reveals all Truth of The Word. The 144K are Jews – hallelujah. Our nation was not founded on the father of lies. Our nation will have its dominion removed, but will be able to exist for a time after The Lord’s return, and each nation will be judged accordingly in determining whether or not it will continue to exist.”

    Then the JW provides a piece of scripture – always true The Word, yes – but the evil-one does the same.

    And The Lord’s Spirit says: “Those who have eyes will see, and those that have ears will hear. Humble yourself and seek the Lord. Even the Elect of G-d will be tried. Selah.”

    Thank you for allowing me to return the share. We all fall short of the Glory. But some continue to grow and bare fruit for The Lord’s Kingdom. Love!

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