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The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a beautiful set of prayers similar to a Rosary In fact, it's said on Rosary beads. It was composed by St. Faustina Kowalska in response to visions she had from Jesus Christ, who revealed Himself as the Divine Mercy.
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.
Say the Apostle's Creed.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
Say the Eternal Father.
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.
Say "For the Sake..." prayer on the ten small bead of each decade.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Repeat for the remaining decades.
Conclude with Holy God.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Say this Optional 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.
There is also a Novena of Divine Mercy traditionally prayed between Good Friday and the Feast of Divine Mercy (the Sunday after Easter).
As with the Rosary, while it is helpful to have beads (and the Chaplet is easier to say on a full five-decade Rosary than on a one-decade or ring rosary), it is not necessary to have the beads. You can say the prayers on your hands by using one hand to count the five decades and the other hand to count the ten prayers by counting the fingers twice. However, using rosary beads is easier.
As with the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is an indulgence prayer (see the Marians website for details). However, it isn't magic. Think about what you're saying, and try to draw a little closer to God and a little further from sin as you say the Chaplet.
Another way of reflecting whilst praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is to focus on the five wounds of Christ: his head, his side, his two hands and two feet. Pray each decade while reflecting on the many sins we commit with our head (mind), our hands, our feet, etc. For example, we commit the sin of gossip with our mouth and our mind, the sin of assault with our feet and hands, the sin of envy with our eyes, etc.
Offer each decade for a person who particularly needs prayer.
Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a good way of reminding yourself that God is God, and you are not, and you do need Jesus as your Savior. It's a healthy reminder that we all have sinned but God is ready and willing to forgive us, but not just so we can go out and sin again.
It is time for you to act, O Lord, For they have regarded your law as void. (Psalm 119:126)
2015: A Year of Answered Prayer
With prayerful discernment, Our Lord Jesus communicated through a spiritual locution on December 25, 2013, and repeated the same on December 31, 2014 to "believe in the power of prayer." And, while praying - not to waiver, but trust in Our Lord for His divine intervention to answer prayers. I also believe 2015 will be a time of answered prayer for many people who have patiently waited for God's timing. However, for prayer to be effective, it must be in accordance with God's will.
Therefore, since many nations have lost their moral compass by ignoring the gospels and teachings of Christianity, please join in prayer for God to intervene and bring change to our world with the power of the Holy Spirit. May God open the hearts of people to receive the good news.
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." ( John 3:17)
Pray to God to intervene in your families and marriages for healing and reconciliation. Pray for an improvement and restoration of your finances. Pray for healing of medical conditions and recovery of health. Pray for peace to reign on earth.
Finally, pray to God with an open heart to receive an answer to your prayer and expect His divine assistance. Moreover, it's important to try and be faithful in order for Our Lord to change circumstances into your favor.
(By Loci B. Lenar)
"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (1Thessalonians 5:18)
"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." (Psalm 20:4)
Unless otherwise requested, all prayer requests are shared with Father Richard Tartaglia for his prayer support as well. Fr. Richard is a pastor at St. Mary's Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA. (Your email address will remain confidential).
Requests are prayed for at St. Mary's Church every Monday morning during Holy Hour Adoration, which is held between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Requests are also prayed for every third Thursday of each month during the evening prayer service held for peace.
Loci Lenar visits Fr. Richard on a regular bases for spiritual guidance. As a result, Mr. Lenar will print and hand deliver all prayer requests to his spiritual advisor.
If you prefer, you can add your prayer request directly to the web page at the following link: Prayer Requests
Recent Prayer Requests
"Please pray for my dear sister, Babi, who had a stroke. Pray for healing and a complete recovery. Also pray for her daughter Elga (my neice) that Our Lord will bless both of them with peace. Thank you very much for your prayer support."-Loci Lenar
"I just got back from visiting a friend that I work with at the hospital. His name is Ryan. He overdosed yesterday evening. He is currently on life support. His brain isn't responding to anything at all. The doctors say it isn't looking good. Will you please pray for him and for his full recovery? It's so sad to see him in the state that he is in. I thank you for your prayers. It really means a lot." Travis
"Please pray for my grandmothers brother. Please heal his lung cancer. He's in 3rd stage and is suffering from pain and asking for God's help."Bridget
"Dear father/sister, this is a request to please pray for me. I have a cyst on my right breast which is not getting healed. Doctor has advised medication for a few more days and if there is no improvement need to do a surgery. Request you to please pray that this cyst gets healed completely with the medicine I am taking now. Please pray for my husband's good health and for all our intentions. With prayerful best wishes."Angelina
"Please pray for Juliet to be healed. She is in heart and kidney failure. Also that when she does leave this earth, she is in heaven. Thank you." Michelle
"I wish for prosperity and peace." Colette
"My son Steve Hitchman is on Drugs for 16 years, please pray for him so that he can overcome his drug addiction."Steve
"Please pray that God will cure my Mom's mouth cancer as quickly as possible. My Mom is an amazing person who would never ask for anything for herself so I'm asking for her. Please pray for her! Thank you."Joe
"Make friends with the angels, who, though invisible, are always with you. ... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs." So encouraged St. Francis de Sales.
Through a spiritual locution Loci B. Lenar received on September 14, 2009, Jesus called for everyone to "pray for divine protection." The locution from Jesus was a result of Mr. Lenar's visit to the Church of Saint Michael in Netcong, New Jersey.
In June of 2010, Jesus again reminded Mr. Lenar of the importance of the message. After prayerful discernment, Mr. Lenar said, "The Lord's plan is to mitigate and extinguish violence throughout the world in order to usher in an era of peace."
Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar on Radio Maria!
If you missed listening to Fr. Tartaglia and Loci B. Lenar on Radio Maria, not to worry, we've posted a recording of the program on the homepage of our website!
Fr. Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar of St. Mary's Parish (Denville, NJ) were guest speakers on the Catholic radio show, Sacred Treasures on Monday, May 7, 2012.
Sacred Treasures is hosted by Kathie Duggan and is broadcasted live on Monday's by Radio Maria, US, between the hours of 2:00-3:00 PM (Central Time), and 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time). Tune in by visiting the following link: http://radiomaria.us/sacredtreasures/
God the Father, we join together in prayer and petition heaven for divine intervention to mitigate earthquakes and natural disasters throughout the world.
We invoke the powerful name of Jesus to calm the storms of time and to bring forth a millennium of peace and tranquility.
We pray to the Virgin Mary to interecede on behalf of Humanity for God's hand of mercy to bless us with divine protection.
We ask this and thank thee in the name of Jesus. Amen
I wrote the prayer in 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti.
The Lord inspired me to compose a prayer in order to petition God to mitigate earthquakes and disasters while I was praying for the victims and families of Haiti.
Please join in by reciting the prayer daily.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful prayer support.
-Loci B. Lenar
Angelic Tails: True Stories of Heavenly Canine Companions
This new book is by author Joan Wester Anderson, renown for writing books on angelic visitations and miracles.
The following excerpt is from Loyola Press: Angelic Tails is a collection of down-to-earth true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels—from the story of a former Air Force colonel whose golden retrievers served as his heavenly helpers in the Colorado wilderness to the account of St. John Bosco, who, for more than 30 years, was protected by an angelic dog as he walked the dangerous city streets. In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this book is evidence that God can use even muddy paws and cold noses to fulfill his purposes in our world.
For additional information, please visit the following link: Loyola Press
In August of 2005, a Cross of Light appeared for the first time on Mr. Lenar's backyard fence in Mine Hill, New Jersey, USA. The same bright cross has subsequently appeared every year from 2005 to 2013 during Lent and Holy Week. Loci Lenar says that Fr. Richard Tartaglia has confirmed this phenonmena by visiting his home several times and photographing the sign in 2012 and 2013.
While traveling through the town of Netcong, located in Morris County, NJ, I stopped into The Church of St. Michael to say some prayers and snapped photographs of the beautiful display of stained glass windows and statues. Remarkably, the image of Archangel Michael shows a colorful rainbow that appeared while photographing the statue. To read the inspirational story and to view the photograph, please visit Miraculous Signs of Archangel Michael.
Visitors at the World Apostolate of Fatima (USA), witness the Miracle of the Sun on October 18, 2009 during televised service of One World Praying for Life and Peace. To read story and to view additional photographs of the event, please visit the following link: Miracle at Fatima Shrine
Miracle of the Sun
On October 13, 2008, some visitors at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blest to witness the Miracle of the Sun. To read the complete story, please visit the following link: Visitors Witness Miracle
Miracle of the Sun: A Spiritual Visitation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
"The Spirit of the Lord was present and imparted a prophetic vision of our world blessed in peace." -Loci B. Lenar
For additional details about the revelation and to read about Loci Lenar's spiritual encounter with the Lord, please visit the following link: Lenar's Personal Testimony.
Miracle of the Sun: Rays of God's Light
During a visit to the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, I photographed Rays of God's Light inside the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Remarkably, the light is flowing through a stained glass window, which is a depiction of the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by 70,000 people in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917. The Catholic shrine is located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. To view image, please visit the following link: Rays of God's Light
If you enjoy stories about angels, please do read Angels in the Barn on our website. Caught by an Angel is another wonderful story and is posted on our blog. Both pieces are written by Joan Wester Anderson. She is renowned for writing inspirational stories connected to angelic visitations. Her book "Where Angels Walk" was on the New York Times Bestseller List.