Praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy takes only a few minutes but yields many great benefits. The 3 O’clock prayer can be prayed on its own or in conjunction with the Chaplet for the Divine Mercy. For a brief moment, pause and remember what JESUS did for each one of us. He died, so that we may live. At this hour of Mercy, (3 O’clock) pause for a brief moment and pray this prayer:
3 O’clock Prayer for Mercy
You expired (died) JESUS, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of JESUS, as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You. (x3)
How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Using a set of rosary beads, make the Sign of the Cross:
In the name of THE FATHER, and of THE SON and of THE HOLY SPIRIT. Amen
On the first 3 beads after the cross:
Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Apostles Creed.
On the large bead before each of the five decades of rosary beads, begin by praying:
Eternal Father, we offer you the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
Then recite the following Prayer on each of the ten small beads
For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclusion – After concluding the five decades, then pray:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (x3)
Let Us Pray
O Holy and Eternal God, in whom Mercy is endless and the treasury of Compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your Mercy in us so that in difficult moments, we might not despair nor become despondent, but with increasing confidence, submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.
- To Obtain Love For God
Most sweet Jesus, set my love on fire for you and transform me into yourself. Divinize me that my deeds may be pleasing to you. May this be accomplished by the power of the Holy Communion which I receive daily. O, how greatly I desire to be wholly transformed into you, O Lord.
- For a Merciful Heart
Jesus, I understand that your mercy is beyond all imagining, and therefore I ask you to make my heart so big that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on the face of the earth. Make my heart sensitive to all the sufferings of my neighbour, whether body or soul. O my Jesus I know that you act toward us as we act toward our neighbour. Make my heart like unto your merciful heart. Transform it into your own heart that I may sense the need of other heart, especially those who are sad and suffering. May the rays of mercy rest in my heart, Jesus help me to go through life doing good to everyone.
- The Miracle Prayer:
Lord Jesus, I come before You just as I am. I am sorry for all my sins. I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your Precious Blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I love You Lord Jesus. I Praise You Jesus. I Thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen. Mary my Mother, Queen of Peace, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen
- In Thanksgiving
Jesus, eternal God, I thank you for your countless graces and blessings. Let every beat of my heart be a new hymn of thanksgiving to you, O God. Let every drop of my blood circulate for you, Lord. My soul is one hymn in adoration of your mercy. I love you, God, for yourself alone.