Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy 
The Great Grace of Divine Mercy Sunday can be obtained through thoughtfully praying the following, even in the absence of actually receiving the graces of confession and the physical body of Christ.
 
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all of my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.
Amen.
 
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.
 
How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (using rosary beads as a guide)
 
Optional Opening Prayers:
 
You expired, 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,
envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
 
(Repeat 3 times)
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the
Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
 
Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed
 
For each of the five decades (On each “Our Father” bead of the rosary, pray)
 
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.
 
(On each of the 10 “Hail Mary” beads, pray)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
 
Concluding prayer (Repeat 3 times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
 
Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent,
but with great confidence submit ourselves
to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.