This prayer opens each decade of the 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.
At 3 O’Clock on Good Friday, Jesus died in incomprehensible agony on the wooden Cross which the Roman soldiers had nailed Him to. John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, of this event. It is this moment which changed the world forever, and it is this prayer that commemorates that extraordinary moment.
Jesus introduced the Chaplet of Divine Mercy through a vision granted to St. Faustina. The following day, as she entered the Chapel, Jesus spoke to her and explained that the main purpose of Chaplet of Divine Mercy is to appease the Just Anger of the Holy Trinity.
A Chaplet is a form of Christian prayer which uses prayer beads. In the Roman Catholic Church, while the usual five-decade Dominican rosary is a chaplet , often chaplets have fewer beads than a traditional rosary and a different set of prayers.
The Three O’Clock Prayer is deeply rooted in the Marianist tradition. It encourages members of the Marianist family to reflect on Jesus’ passion, the role of Mary in that event, and the ongoing mission of the Church to continue to bring the message of God’s love to the world.
“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”.
A fantastic CD of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy that was played on EWTN. The lead singers (Trish Short, Michael Bethea and Crystal Yates)have beautiful voices that complement each other.
“He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy , and let it flow through us to others. “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world ” (this is said 50 times in the chaplet).
There is no biblical explanation for waking up always at 3 am. Some people think that because Jesus died at 3 pm, the devil likes to work opposite of Jesus but mimic Him at the same time, those people don’t have a biblical explanation only a Causal Fallacy.
Expressions of prayer Vocal prayer. Mental prayer. Adoration /Blessing. Contrition /Repentance. Thanksgiving /Gratitude. Supplication/ Petition / Intercession . Spiritual bouquet. Citations.
In Catholicism, divine Mercy is a devotion to Jesus Christ associated with the apparitions of Jesus to Saint Faustina Kowalska. Worshippers of the Divine Mercy commemorate the Hour of Mercy (3 p.m.), which according to Kowalska’s diary is the time of the death of Jesus.
“Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this Chaplet . “At the hour of their death, I defend every soul that will say this Chaplet as I do my own glory. “I desire that this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart. “My daughter, help me to save a certain dying sinner.
In order to obtain a PARTIAL indulgence, the Faithful are required to pray, a legitimately approved invocation to our Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you) with a contrite heart. Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, Prayer for the intentions of Our Holy Father, the Pope.
What does it mean when someone sends you a black rosary with no note or return address? It means that you got a free gift. There is no special significance to rosary colors. Men often use black or dark colors versus pink or other pastels or sparkly faceted beads favored by some women or little girls.