This is a community prayer thread offering the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Priests and Religious Vocations.
Originally posted by our friend Trishie:
*“The priest has been taken out of humankind and appointed to act for men in their relations with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; and so he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself, but each one is called by God.” [Hebrews 5:1-4]
Heavenly Father, we offer this Divine Mercy Chaplet for vocations to Priesthood and Religious life, that they will respond and be faithful. We pray for the holiness and welfare of Your priests, that they will be true Shepherds of their people
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.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil. Amen. *
All members of the CAF community are invited and encouraged to pray with us whenever they wish. Please jump in! For an explanation on how often one may post in Prayer Intentions, please see here.
How To Post in the Divine Mercy Chaplet Thread
If you are wondering what the Divine Mercy Chaplet is or how to pray it, this thread might be of assistance:
What is Divine Mercy? How do I pray it?
Please include at the top of each decade post the decade number you are praying, such as “Decade One”, “Decade Two”, etc. There are a total of five decades per Chaplet.
Some people include the opening prayer after the Sign of the Cross.
Some people include the closing prayer at the end of the Chaplet.
Jesus, I trust in you.
Some people include this prayer three times after the three "Holy God" prayers.
New pictures may be placed at the start of each chaplet in the Our Father and/or Hail Mary. Please be considerate of those on slow Internet connections and do not place pictures more frequently. When beginning a new chaplet you may copy and paste the image from another already on the thread or you may choose one of your own. The images must be smaller than 400 pixels high and 400 pixels wide. They must also be appropriate for our participants who are as young as age 13, so no graphic imagery. Lastly, they must not pose a copyright concern. If in doubt, leave it out.
Posting Pictures & Attachments
Photo Editing Instructions
If you would like to make a very short list of personal intentions that are not included in the Prayer Intentions forum already, you may place it at the top or bottom of a post. Please do not repeat intentions or make long lists of intentions. Please do not explain the intention, either. Short, sweet, and to the point.
All threads are closed at 1,000 posts to aid in searching as well as downloading. When a Mystery is completed close to the 1,000 post mark, do the following.
Open a new Divine Mercy Chaplet thread.
Place this same post as the first post in the new thread.
Go to the old thread and post a link to the new thread.
Use the PM or BPR feature to alert the moderator to the old thread that needs to be closed.
Start the new decade/chaplet in the new thread and continue praying.
Now that we've covered the basics, let's start praying. If any questions remain, please contact the forum moderator.