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This Is One Prayer That Touches the Heart of Jesus Christ

This Is One Prayer That Touches the Heart of Jesus Christ

The unimaginable healing power of the soul through the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Very simple prayer, simple as Jesus, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy originates in the revelation of Jesus himself to St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938):

“By reciting this Rosary, it pleases Me to give all that is asked of Me. When they recite the hardened sinners, I will fill their souls with peace, and their hour of death will be happy. Write this to troubled souls: When the soul sees and recognizes the gravity of its sins, when the whole abyss of the misery in which it has plunged unveiled, that does not despair, but that it launches with confidence in the arms of my Mercy , like a child in the arms of the dear mother.

These souls have upon my merciful Heart a right of precedence. He says that no soul that has turned to my Mercy has been disappointed or experienced shame …. When I pray this Rosary among the dying, I will place myself between the Father and the dying soul, not as a just Judge but as a merciful Savior.

At three o’clock in the afternoon, beg for My Mercy, especially for sinners, and, at least briefly, reflect on My Passion, especially about the abandonment in which I found myself in the moment of agony.

This is the hour of great Mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to penetrate My mortal sorrow. At this time, I will not deny the soul to ask Me in the name of My Passion. ”

How To pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Use the normal rosary bead – or, if you do not have it on hand, use your own fingers as “beads” to accompany the prayers.

It is highly recommended to pray the Rosary of Mercy at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when Jesus died on the Cross and, for this reason, the “Hour of Mercy”. But it is not obligatory: it can be prayed at any moment, since, after all, every hour, to God, is an hour of mercy!

The prayers

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

Pray a Our Father.

Pray a Hail Mary.

Pray the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

which was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,

was born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried,

came down to the mansion of the dead,

resurrected on the third day,

ascended to the heavens,

is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

from where he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;

in the Holy Catholic Church;

in the Communion of Saints;

in remission of sins;

in the resurrection of the flesh;

in eternal life. Amen.

On each large rosary bead, pray:

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and for those of the whole world.”

In each set of ten smaller accounts, pray in ten times:

“for the sake of His Sorrowful Passion,

have mercy on us and on the whole world. ”

At the end of the rosary, pray three times:

“Holy God, Mighty God, Immortal God,

have mercy on us and on the whole world. ”


It can be concluded with the following invocation (which can also be prayed in an “isolated” way at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, in union with the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ):

“O Blood and Water, which you have shed from the Heart of Jesus, as a source of mercy for us, I trust in You.”

How to Say the Miraculous 54 Days Rosary Novena 

How to Say the Miraculous 54 Days Rosary Novena 

The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for an additional twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, whether or not the request has been granted.

The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Luminous Mysteries; on the third day the Sorrowful Mysteries; on the fourth day the Glorious Mysteries. On the fifth day, meditate again on the Joyful Mysteries; and so on throughout the first twenty-seven days.

After the first twenty-seven days, begin the circle again with the Joyful Mysteries.

THANKSGIVING: It does not matter if your petition has not been granted within the first 27 days, proceed to the Thanksgiving cycle anyway.

Say your rosary the way you normally say the rosary, with any additional prayers or meditations you like you do. Just add the Petition and Thanksgiving prayers.

Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Petition Prayer (27 Days): Blessed Mother, hear my plea and bring it before the throne of your Son, my Lord, Jesus Christ. Please look with favor on this devotion, and grant me [say your intention here.] I ask these things of you, my Mother, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer (27 Days): Blessed Mother, thank you for hearing my prayer and interceding on my behalf. Mary, Mother of my Soul, be with me all my days, and accept my humble thanks for your many gifts, which I accept in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Engage Your Mind, Body, And Soul With God With These 7 Prayer Postures

Engage Your Mind, Body, And Soul With God With These 7 Prayer Postures

No matter how spiritual we are, we cannot ignore our bodies when we pray. Indeed, we pray with and through them, not only with our voice and thoughts. If we are happy, our face expresses it, and our body does, too; if we’re worried, we put our head in our hands. When we meet someone whom we’ve missed, we embrace them and we get close. We don’t just tell them that we’ve missed them. In our encounter with God, it is the same; our postures express something.

The Catechism teaches that we have a need to associate the senses with prayer; we experience the need to externally translate our feelings. “God seeks worshippers in Spirit and in Truth and consequently living prayer that rises from the depths of the soul. He also wants the external expression that associates the body with interior prayer, for it renders Him that perfect homage which is His due” (CCC 2703).

This is why it is important to be aware of our position and bodily attitude at the moment of preparing to pray, or while participating in any liturgy. Don’t misunderstand, it’s not about putting on a “prayer face” or having a “prayerful attitude” just for show. Wanting people to see that you’re super spiritual and pious would be pure vanity. But, in being attentive to and deliberate in your body posture, you will have fewer distractions and you will achieve a deeper encounter with God.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the book of Spiritual Exercises, says that “to enter on the contemplation now on my knees, now prostrate on the earth, now lying face upwards, now seated, now standing, always intent on seeking what I want. We will attend to two things. The first is, that if I find what I want kneeling, I will not pass on; and if prostrate, likewise, etc. The second; in the Point in which I find what I want, there I will rest, without being anxious to pass on, until I content myself” (SE, Fourth Addition).

Historically, the church makes recommendations on body postures for different times in one’s spiritual life and for liturgical celebrations. We want to share some recommendations with you for the next time you are ready to meet God.

1. Sitting

Liturgical celebrations imply an attitude of attentive listening, of disciples who want to learn. We sit down to listen and see the one who is standing. In a solitary study of the Word or spiritual reading, sitting also makes sense. Compared to reading lying down, which usually ends in a nice nap, reading while seated is better.

2. Lying Down

Prayers we say while lying down, especially while curled up and covered, toasty and warm, rarely end with an “Amen.” Those prayers end up unfinished – one falls asleep before finishing. However, it is wonderful to rest in the arms of Jesus, to be caressed and cared for. Do not expect (or pretend) to have a deep and long prayer if you get too comfortable. You might start off talking to Him lucidly but then not be able to even finish praying a Hail Mary.

3. Standing

In the liturgy, standing expresses an attitude of “here I am to serve you and listen carefully” – almost a military attitude, as being ready to be sent on a mission. In times of personal prayer, you are unlikely to be standing much, but if you’re out in nature or in contemplative exercise, and looking around you is part of your prayer, then standing can help you to achieve a greater depth.

4. Prostrate

I must confess that I like to prostrate myself before the Lord, to throw myself face down before Him, but obviously, I try to do it alone or with those I trust who are also spiritually intimate. It helps me to express that I am nothing, I know nothing, and I owe everything to Him. I decrease in order for Him to grow in me. But it will not happen to you if prostrate yourself in the hall of the temple in the middle of the consecration in Mass. Even if it is super spiritual, you will not help the other people who are around you; you will only distract them.

5. On Your Knees

A good friend of mine always says that the path we must travel to find God is the distance between the ground and our knees. Kneeling is the spiritual position par excellence. In the liturgy, it expresses devotion, humility, adoration, and recognition. At the same time, in private settings, next to your bed or anywhere, it is good to fall on your knees before God and express in secret what the Church invites you to express in the liturgy. When you get on your knees, it will surely take you to deeper waters in your prayer.


6. Your Eyes


Eyes closed to concentrate, to look inside ourselves, we can tend toward daydreaming and we might even end up preventing ourselves from concentrating. (Actually, it happens to me. Maybe it happens to you, too.) Eyes open to look up, usually at a painting or religious image, or contemplating nature, can actually be more helpful. (Although if you want to look at the ceiling, that is fine as long as it works for you.)

7. Your Hands

There is so much to do with them, expressing many different things. None are wrong, but here it is important that you listen to the words of St. Ignatius when referring to having found the position that allows me “to find what I want.” If raising your hands allows you to praise God more than to draw the attention of all others who do not, then go ahead! On the other hand, if keeping them together discreetly allows you to open your soul and heart, then go ahead! Just take care that, in expressing your inner movements, you do not distract or disturb those around you.

What is your favorite prayer posture? Kindly share them with us in the comments below.

Source: catholiclink

20 Ways Of Praying For Souls In Purgatory

20 Ways Of Praying For Souls In Purgatory


1. Novena to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

2. Offer up Holy Communions for the Holy Souls. On receiving the Holy communion, you commend it to the benefit of holy souls in purgatory.

3. Taking the Way of the Cross for the benefit Holy souls.

4. Taking the Holy Souls’ rosary

5. Obtain indulgences for them e.g visit the church or oratory on All Souls’ day and take the Apostle’s Creed and Our Father.

6. Have Masses said for them most especially on the anniversary of their death.

7. Giving alms to their benefit. “Giving alms saves from death and purges away sins”.

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