The Divine Mercy Chaplet






 




 

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

       Our Father, Who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 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. Amen.

       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.






 

       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; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall 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.







 

The Agony




 



       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.










 



The Agony - First Bead


       After the Last Supper, Our Lord goes to the Garden of Gethsemani to pray.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Second Bead


       Our Lord takes Peter and James and John into the garden with Him. He begins to grow sorrowful, fearful and sad.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Third Bead


       He sees the sins of the whole world passing by Him. Then He says: My soul is sorrowful even unto death, stay you here and watch with me.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Fourth Bead


       He advanced a little and fell to the ground, praying that if it were possible that this hour may pass Him by.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Fifth Bead


       And being in an agony, He prays the longer. His sweat becomes as drops of blood, trickling down the ground.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Sixth Bead


       He kept saying: O Father, You have the power to do all things. If it be possible, take this cup away from me. But let it be as you will, not as I will.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Seventh Bead


       He goes back to His disciples, and finding them sleeping, He says to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with Me?

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Eighth Bead


       Once again He finds His disciples asleep and says: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Ninth Bead


       Even while Jesus was speaking, Judas came to Him and betrayed Him with a kiss, and turned Him over to the soldiers.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Agony - Tenth Bead


       They led Him away under arrest and brought Him to the house of the High Priest, while Peter followed at a distance.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.








 

The Scourging




 



       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.











 



The Scourging - First Bead


       Pilate, calling together the leaders of the people, said: I find no cause in this man. I will chastise Him, therefore, and release Him.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Second Bead


       So our Lord is led away by the soldiers to an inner courtyard in the middle of which is a low whipping post.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Third Bead


       They tear off His clothes, laying bare His back.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Fourth Bead


       They make Him stretch Himself across the whipping post and fasten Him there.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Fifth Bead


       Then, getting their heavy whips, they take their turn lashing His back.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Sixth Bead


       Men have been known to die of such a scourging but Jesus' Love for us gave Him strength.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Seventh Bead


       Our Lord rolls in agony under these cruel lashes.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Eighth Bead


       The soldiers, with many a cruel jest, continue their cruel sport.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Ninth Bead


       At last, weary with it all, they stop the scourging, but not until our Lord's back is one gaping wound.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Scourging - Tenth Bead


       Finally, they released Him. Think of the agony that is His while He straightens up to stand erect!

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 

The Crowning with Thorns




 



       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.









 



The Crowning with Thorns - First Bead


       The Soldiers now led Jesus away into the hall known as the praetorium. There, they assembled the whole cohort.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Second Bead


       They kick a rough bench into place for His throne. They dressed Him in an old discarded military cloak which was thrown about His shoulders.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Third Bead


       He is placed on His throne and given a reed for a scepter, and they pay Him mock honors.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Fourth Bead


       Then, the soldiers said: A crown! The King must have a crown.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Fifth Bead


       Looking about, they find a mass of thorns having long cruel spikes.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Sixth Bead


       Shaping it into a crown, they place it on His head.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Seventh Bead


       Then, they force it into place with the flat of their swords.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Eighth Bead


       The whole cohort walked pass Him continually striking Him and spitting at Him and pretending to pay Him homage.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Ninth Bead


       They cried out to Him: Hail, King of the Jews!

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.






 



The Crowning with Thorns - Tenth Bead


       Jesus was then brought before Pilate, who wanted to release Him. Yet, the crowd yelled, Away with Him! Crucify Him! In the end, Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.








 

The Carrying of the Cross




 



       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.











 



The Carrying of the Cross - First Bead


       Washing his hands of the whole affair, Pilate condemns Jesus to death.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Second Bead


       The heavy cross is dropped upon His weary, pain-racked shoulders.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Third Bead


       As He stumbles along the rough streets of Jerusalem, our Lord slips and falls.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Fourth Bead


       He comes face-to-face with His courageous, grief-stricken Mother.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Fifth Bead


       After falling again, they become afraid that He will die before reaching Calvary, they make Simon of Cyrene help Him with His cross.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Sixth Bead


       After In an act of kindness, Veronica wipes His face with her veil.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Seventh Bead


       A great crowd of people followed Him, including women who beat their breasts and lamented over Him.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Eighth Bead


       Jesus turned to them and said: Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me. Weep for yourselves and for your children.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Ninth Bead


       Despite Simon's help, the weakened Christ falls again, this time more heavily.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Carrying of the Cross - Tenth Bead


       Dragged to His feet and pushed forward, He arrives at Calvary, where He is stripped of His garments and readied for the sacrifice.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.








 

The Crucifixion




 



       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.











 



The Crucifixion - First Bead


       Our Lord is brought to the Cross and cast down upon it. The nails are driven into place in His hands and His feet.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Second Bead


       Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Third Bead


       At last, struggling and sweating, the executioners lift the cross and its precious burden aloft and jarringly fix it in the rocky socket prepared for it.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Fourth Bead


       One of thieves who was crucified with Jesus said: Jesus, remember me when You enter Your Kingdom. And Jesus replied: I assure you, this day you will be with Me in Paradise!

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Fifth Bead


       Our Lord turned to His mother and said: Woman, there is your son. In turn He said to John: There is your Mother. From that hour onward, the disciple took her into his care.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Sixth Bead


       In the midafternoon Jesus cried out in a loud tone: My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Seventh Bead


       Jesus then said: I thirst! He was given a sponge soaked in this wine on some hyssop and raised it to His lips. What He thirsted for was the salvation of mankind.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Eighth Bead


       Then Jesus said: It is finished! Darkness came over the whole land until midafternoon with an eclipse of the sun.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Ninth Bead


       Jesus uttered a loud cry and said: Father into Thy hands I commend My spirit! After He said this, He expired. Then one soldier thrust a lance into His side, breaking the Heart of Jesus.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 



The Crucifixion - Tenth Bead


       Then Jesus' body in accordance with Jewish burial custom was bound in wrappings of cloth with perfumed oils and was then laid to rest.

       For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.







 


Final Prayers


       Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

       Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

       Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

       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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