How do I pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy?

I have recently become very interested in St. Faustina and have prayed some of her prayers and often adore and venerate the picture of Jesus she was instructed to have painted (by Jesus) that said “Jesus, I trust in You”. When I do this I feel a peace that lasts for days. Unfortunatly I do not know how to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me how? I am also curious as to what Jesus promised for those who pray it.

Thanks to those who respond,

Try this site:


The Mary Foundation has a tape/CD on the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. They are free.

They also have several other outstanding tapes/cd’s

God Bless,

John K.

Here are two that you can stream or download to your computer:

You’ll need to have Real Player or Real Alternative with Real Player codecs in order to listen to them whether they’re streamed or downloaded.

There is another version in the EWTN Audio Library, too.


I say the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy differently because I don’t use the Rosary. I don’t know if this is okay to the Church. But I hope it is.

I know that in the Rosary, we are asked not only to say the Rosary but also to CONTEMPLATE.

I also know that Christ told us to “BE PERFECT AS THE FATHER IS PERFECT”. In my view, to be perfect as the Father is perfect means WE SHOULD TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS. AS SUCH WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THE COMMANDMENTS ARE.

So what I do is this.

On the Our Father bead of the first decade, I say silently in my mind the 1st MYSTERY OF THE ROSARY FOLLOWED BY "HOLY GOD HOLY IMMORTAL ONE, I OFFER THEE THE BODY AND BLOOD SOUL AND DIVINITY…

On the 1st bead I say the first commandment in my mind then with my mouth say "For the sake of His sorroful passion, please have mercy on us … "
Second Commanment in my mind and with my mouth say "For the sake of His sorrowful passion, please have mercy on us …"
Third Commandment and "For the sake of His sorrowful passion, please have mercy on us . . . . . . …"
Fourth Commandment and " For the sake …"
Fifth Commandment and "For the sake . . . … . . ."
Sixth Commandment and "For the sake … . . . . ."
Seventh Commandment and "For the sake . . . . . . "
Eight Commandment and "For the sake . . . . . . . . "
Ninth Commandment and "For the sake … . . . . . . ."
Tenth Commandment and "For the sake . . . . . . . . "

I say the Second Mystery and
Holy God Holy Immortal One I offer Thee …

Then I repeat the 10 Commandments and the 10 “For the sake . . . . . . . .”

I repeat the same process for the 3rd, 4th and 5th decades

The thing about this is that for every Chaplet, not only have I said the Chaplet but I have also said the 10 Commandments 5 X. This helps me be aware of the 10 Commandments as I live my day. This way, I think, in emergencies, maybe even when I am already unconcious or dead, my rosary is never lost or misplaced. It is always with me. Because I do not carry or use any rosary beads. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BECOME THE BEADS OF EACH DECADE.

If you keep the Commandments, then you are listening to God and God will also listen to you.

How wonderful you have discovered this wonderful devotion. I would highly recommend you read her diary. It is a big book but only costs about $15. There are several smaller books on the divine mercy and devotions in this area: “Will You Help Me? - Handbook of Devotion to Divine Mercy,” “Jesus I Trust in You,” and The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion." “Will You Help Me?” is my favorite but they are all good and each has stuff that the others don’t have. All are available in Catholic bookstores or by mail order or over the net.

Jesus wants us to pray for mercy, not only for ourselves but for the whole world. Another prayer is “Jesus, I trust in You.” this is what is written at the bottom of the divine mercy image. This mercy devotion is part of my charism so am delihgted to offer info to anyone interested. The Lord gave me specific instructions, like Faustina, that I am to pray in this area. Another good thing is to get a cassette or CD and you can then pray the chaplet anytime, even when driving. It is also broadcast daily on EWTN. Adn it is easy to memorize and you use regular rosary beads. But keep in mind, so that you and others of you that read this reply, the prayer “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” followed by “For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” this is the important prayer. It does not have to be prayer any specific number of times. St. Faustina was to pray this repeatedly and she didn’t keep count. Just pray these mercy prayers. Don’t worry about the order or the number of times or even about saying all of it. Just pray for mercy. Don’t get caught up in the details. Praying for mercy is the all-important thing. At the end of the formal chaplet the prayer that is said three times: “Holy God Holy Mighty One Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” can also be said by itself. Adn if you "memorize the chaplet ot music, which is what will be done on a cassette or CD or the TV program, you can just sing it off and on throughout the day. Next to the Hail Mary adn the rosary this chaplet is the most beautiful prayer there is.

Pray for mercy! It is Jesus’ request and order!

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