Our Lord said to Saint Faustina:

"Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given
you ... Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at
the hour of death ... When they say this chaplet in the
presence of the dying, I will stand between my Father
and the dying person, not as the Just Judge but as the
Merciful Savior ... Priests will recommend it to sinners as
their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner
most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only
once, he would receive grace from my infinite mercy. I
desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who
trust in My mercy ... Through the Chaplet you will obtain
everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy can be recited using
a rosary of five decades.
(The rosary is optional, a great way to count prayers)

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.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart
of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Begin with the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the
Apostle's Creed:

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against
us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil, Amen.

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed
art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy
womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven
and earth and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin
Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died,
and was buried, He descended into hell; the third day He
arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and
is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty,
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the
dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic
Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.

On the large bead before each decade (The "Our
Father" bead), 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 the ten small beads of each decade (The "Hail
Mary" beads), pray:

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclude with (Say 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.