The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary Rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is sometimes preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.
i. Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
ii. Opening Prayers (Optional)
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.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You! (3 times)
iii. Our Father
iv. Hail Mary
v. The Apostle’s Creed
vi. On Large beads:
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.
vii. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
viii. Repeat for the remaining decades
ix. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
x.Closing Prayer (Optional)
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.
Jesus, I Trust in You (3 times)