Pray the chaplet of divine mercy
I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687). Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you (1541). Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death (687).
The full version takes about 16 mins.
You can pray it using rosary beads if you want.
Download this free printable booklet that we made.
SIMPLIFIED DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
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. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (x10) Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (x3) Jesus, I trust in You. (x3)
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Dress in Divine Mercy colors
Wear red, pale blue, or white to represent the rays in the Divine Mercy image.
In St. Faustina’s Diary, she writes that Jesus said to her, “The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls” (Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska 299).
Meditate on the divine mercy image
Make the Divine Mercy image a centerpiece on your dining table or home altar
"I promise that the soul that will venerate this image (of Divine Mercy) will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary, 48)
Make Divine Mercy-inspired or Polish food
Vanilla ice cream
Blue Sprinkles or Blueberries
Strawberry Sauce or Strawberry jam
Strawberry on top
Or decorate heart shaped sugar cookies with red, pale blue, and white.
Make a Polish meal in honor of St. Faustina and Pope St. John Paul II (the pope who canonized her!). Homemade Pierogi, Bigos, or Galumpkis would all make delicious dinners! A simple side dish or snack that could be whipped up quick are Polish potato pancakes (Placki)
Meditate with songs about God’s mercy and trusting in Him
Trust In You by Lauren Daigle
Loved By You by Travis Greene
Mercy’s Shore by NEEDTOBREATHE
Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus by Page CXVI
Trust In You by Antoine Bradford
Adonai by Chris Reczema
Mercy by Bethel Music
Listen to our curated Spotify playlist called “Divine Mercy Sunday."
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Set an alarm to pray at 3pm
Whether it’s 15 mins or shorter (or longer!)
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony…I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.” (Diary, 1320; also, cf. Diary, 1572)
Show someone mercy in your life
Spend 5 mins reflecting on something you are holding a bitterness towards in your heart.
Have you hurt someone lately?
Has someone hurt YOU lately?
Think of ways you can show them mercy today.
Reach out to say you’re sorry.
Sometimes wounds are very deep and cannot be resolved simply. Maybe say a prayer for them and for yourself to be on the path towards forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing.
My daughter, look into My Merciful Heart and reflect its compassion in your own heart, and in your deeds, so that you who proclaim My mercy to the world may yourself be aflame with it. (1688)
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Reflect on The Promises made by God to St. Faustina
1. The graces of My mercy are drawn by the means of one vessel only, and that is trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. (1578)
2. “Souls who spread the honor of My mercy…at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior.” (Diary, 1075)
3. “My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world.” (Diary, 1485)
4. “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.” (Diary, 754)
Read all of The Promises of God’s Mercy here.