Chaplet to Our Lady of Mercy
(consists of three decades)
In the beginning:
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
On the large beads:
Mary, Mother of Grace and Mother of Mercy, protect us from our enemies and receive us at the hour of death.
On the small beads:
Mary, Mother of Mercy, obtain mercy for us from your Son (10x).
Concluding Prayer You open your arms wide before us, Most Merciful Mother, and extend your hands filled with every grace and gift. Your motherly heart longs to bestow on us everything that we need. Encouraged by your goodness, we turn to you with confidence. Obtain for us, Mother, all that we need. But above all, by your powerful intercession to help us guard our purity and intercession, grant that we guard our chastity and innocence; that we faithfully and perseveringly nurture a childlike love toward you; and that we bear in our heart the image of your Son’s Heart. May that Heart protect us, guide us, and lead us to everlasting light. Amen.