Today, April 2, is the 15th anniversary of the death of Pope St. John Paul II. He passed from this life on this date at 9:37pm Rome time, 15 years ago today. We received an email from Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Papal Secretary to JPII, and he is asking all Christians to light a candle in their home, shop or office, if possible, TODAY and uniting your prayer to the prayers of all the Angels & Saints & souls in Purgatory and all those on earth participating in this prayer event, through the Intercession of Pope St. John Paul II. Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the hour Pope John Paul died that God may have Mercy on the Church and on the whole world and stop the virus, open the Churches and get our families and communities back to work, as well as your personal intentions. Prayer can move the Heart of God and change the course of history. Especially when we all pray together in union with our powerful Intercessor that we all knew and loved, Pope St John Paul II, who is the patron of this apostolate!
If you are in the Eastern time zone: Pray at 3:37pm
If you are in the Central time zone: Pray at 2:37pm
If you are in Mountain time zone: Pray at 1:37pm
If you are in the Pacific time zone: Pray at 12:37pm
PASS THE WORD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
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,
envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
THE CHAPLET OF MERCY
The Chaplet is said on ordinary Rosary beads.
Our Father…….Hail Mary…….The Apostles Creed
On the large bead before each decade:
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:
For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion, have Mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude the five decades saying three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
have Mercy on us and on the whole world.