You know, I had an idea for everyone. Why doesn’t everyone choose to start praying one Rosary and one Divine Mercy Chaplet every day for Lent? You can have your intention as whatever you want it to be.
The Rosary would be a great devotion to start this Lent. It is a great way to honor the Blessed Mother and I am sure that God loves us it when we honor His Mother in this way. Besides, it brings us many graces. Indeed, there are 15 promises that Our Lady gives to those who pray the Rosary. Here they are. I have copied and pasted them from another site:
*]To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.
*]Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.
*]The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.
*]The rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
*]Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
*]Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.
*]Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
*]Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.
*]I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.
*]True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.
*]What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
*]To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.
*]I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.
*]Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
*]Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.
So as you can see, the Rosary is truly a great devotion. It is a great way to gain ground in your spiritual life.
As for the Divine Mercy Chaplet, if you pray it during the Hour of Great Mercy which is 3 PM to 4 PM Jesus has promised that whatever we ask of Him He will grant it provided it is His holy will. This is a great time to pray for the conversion of your friends and family if they are not already Catholic. Here is more information: