Helping Dying Souls
We can offer this powerful prayer for the soul of someone who’s dying in that hour. “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..” These are the words of Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska, according to her diary.
Even though I am not actually in the presence of the dying person, and don’t even know who he or she is, I ask Jesus to have mercy on their soul at the hour of death.
Any Time, Any Place
My time for reciting the chaplet is at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings. But recently I was lying in bed on a Wednesday night, and suddenly felt compelled to recite the chaplet. Someone, somewhere was dying, and I was being called on to pray for their soul.
So I got out of bed, knelt down and recited the prayers. I will never know for whom I was praying but I believe the chaplet invoked Jesus’ mercy upon their soul and steered that person away from hell and into eternal life wiheaven.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet can be recited any time in any place, but Jesus asked especially that it be prayed during the 3:00 p.m. hour – the hour of His death. He promised that “By this prayer, I will grant every possible grace to souls.” You can pray this chaplet for your own intentions, too.
I hope my family and friends pray it for me at the hour of my own death.
How to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed using the beads of the Rosary. This website gives you the background of the chaplet and explains how to recite it.