How to pray the crown of Divine Mercy
The rosary or crown of the Divine Mercy is prayed using a common rosary.
- The sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
- Prayer at the beginning: First pray the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostles’ Creed once.
- Our Father: 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: 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.
- Apostles’ 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; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits 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.
- In the large beads of the Our Father in the traditional Rosary before each decade: 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. (476).
- In the 10 small accounts of each ten: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
- Repeat the “Eternal Father” and the 10 “For His sorrowful Passion”: (Numbers 6 and 7) Pray four tens more until completing the common Rosary.
- After the five dozen, the final doxology (three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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So if you need to ask or pray for a sick, dying person or for any need whether it be work or study, or to achieve a conversion, do not hesitate to pray it since the mercy of God is poured out abundantly on those who ask for it.
Jesus’ promises to those who pray this crown
Jesus associated great promises to this prayer, as long as devotion is lived correctly, that is, in a spirit of trust towards God and of mercy towards others. This confidence should be expressed by perseverance in prayer; The more confidence there is in prayer, the more perseverance there will be in the prayer of the Crown. Jesus told Sister Faustina that through the Chaplet everything that is asked for could be received, but he never affirmed that the answer would be immediate, just after having prayed it once, except for the grace of a good death. In her „Diary”, Sister Faustina describes situations in which her requests were heard after having said the Chaplet once; for example, after a great storm (Diary 1731), or again, when he prayed the Chaplet incessantly to beg for the rain (Diary 1128). On other occasions, when she prayed accompanying dying people at the time of their death, it was enough to pray the Chaplet once only for the grace of a happy and serene death to be granted; instead, on another similar occasion, it had to be prayed several times, because on that occasion the soul in question needed great help through prayer (Diary 1035).
Jesus associated with the confident prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet the promise of obtaining any grace, when he said: To those who pray this chaplet, I am pleased to give them what they ask of Me (Diary 1541), adding: if (…) I don’t know ask for something that can oppose My will (Diary 1731). The will of God is an expression of his love for man, and therefore everything that may be contrary to his will, means that it is something bad or harmful to man, and therefore the Heavenly Father cannot grant it, since that He only wants good for man in the perspective of eternity. In this general promise, it is not only about supernatural graces, but also about temporal goods or benefits.
There are also some particular promises regarding the time of death, or more precisely speaking, to the grace of being able to die in a state of grace, without fear or terror. These graces are reserved not only for people who pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet when they die, but also for those for whom the Chaplet is prayed in the hour of their agony. I will defend as My glory each soul who prays this crown at the hour of death, or when others pray it with the dying, who will obtain the same forgiveness. When this chaplet is prayed close to the dying, divine anger is appeased and the unfathomable mercy envelops the soul and the bowels of My mercy are moved by the painful Passion of My Son (Diary 811). The promise of a good death, that is, of conversion and forgiveness of sins, Jesus promised, even just by praying the Chaplet once in the spirit of devotion to Divine Mercy, that is, in a spirit of trust towards God (with faith, hope, charity and humility, as well as with a deep repentance for the sins committed) and with a disposition to exercise mercy to others. Even the most inveterate sinner, if he prays this crown once, will receive the grace of My infinite mercy (Diary 687).
The magnitude of the graces associated with this prayer was expressed by the words of Jesus to Sister Faustina: by the prayer of this crown you bring humanity closer to Me (Diary 929). Priests should recommend it to sinners as the last salvation table (Cf. Diary 687).