The Divine Mercy Chaplet & How God Used It In My Life

The Divine Mercy chaplet devotional has helped me a lot in my Catholic Faith. God’s mercy and compassion spread to his spiritual child. I am on fire for the Lord. When I first learned about the Divine Mercy chaplet devotional, I heard a priest talk about St. Faustina and her diary. 

I brought the diary, and read part of the story of St. Faustina. Her experience in the convent, and how God inspired St. Faustina with the Divine Mercy chaplet impacted my life. I prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet. Before knowing about the Divine Mercy chaplet devotional, I was not serious about my Catholic Faith. I was lukewarm. Thankfully by God’s grace he took me out of the lukewarm state and made me fervent for Jesus and the Catholic Church.

The Divine Mercy chaplet devotional is still being used in people’s lives even today. God has been waking people up and turning them to himself and his son Jesus.

Sometimes, I like to sing the Divine Mercy chaplet. Singing the Divine Mercy chaplet helps me to focus on Jesus and not on the distractions that I’m struggling with.

The Divine Mercy chaplet has also helped me when I’m struggling with a temptation. Right away I turn over the temptation to the Lord. It takes  a while for the temptation to go away. When it does leave, I’m glad that God gave me strength to overcome it. 

There are 14 promises connected to the Divine Mercy chaplet. All of the promises deal with God’s mercy for sinners. Jesus promised his devotees, people who faithful to the Divine Mercy chaplet to pray for those who are dying and the sick. 

Jesus focuses on sinners who harden themselves to him. He wants them to let go of their hardened hearts and draw closer to him.

When my grandpa was dying last year on Father’s Day, I prayed  part of the Divine Mercy chaplet for his soul. I thought about the fourth promise when Jesus asked his devotees to pray the Divine Mercy chaplet in the presence of the dying. I wanted Jesus to be with my grandpa while he was struggling in his last moment. Jesus comforted me during that moment, while I prayed part of the Divine Mercy chaplet.

Another thing that I like to do is say “Jesus, I love you,” and “Jesus I trust in you.” Trusting in Jesus is better than giving into worry. It’s easy sometimes to give into worry and forgetting that Jesus is nearby. But God doesn’t want us to worry about the things of this world. He wants us to remember that he is nearby, and will take care of us. 

Sometimes when Jesus gives us things that we want, we forget his Sacred Heart and his mercy.  The Divine Mercy Chaplet devotional reminds us that in no matter what type of state we are in life, God wants us to go to him and think about how he loves us.

Jesus is waiting for you. He longs for his spiritual children to come to him. Jesus wants to share his mercy and forgiveness in Confession, Mass, and the rest of the sacraments. He is willing to hold you in his arms and say “I’m here, my daughter,” or “my son.” “Remember that I have died for you.” “You have a burden on your heart. Tell me about it.” 

When St. Faustina had visions from Jesus about the Divine Mercy chaplet devotional, she was told by our Lord, to have an image of Jesus that relates to his mercy. The picture of Jesus shows him standing in darkness. With two rays of red and blue. The red represents Jesus’s blood shed for sinners. This picture is in  Catholic churches and convents.

I have a holy water bottle that shows a tiny picture of Jesus with the two rays of red and blue. The picture on the holy water bottle, reminds me to think daily about Jesus and his mercy. Below the picture on the holy water bottle, has the saying that I mentioned earlier: “Jesus, I love you,” “Jesus I trust in you.”

Why do we need to pray the Divine Mercy chaplet? Why should we use the Divine Mercy chaplet to offer up our friends or family members to the Lord? When they are sick, suffering, or struggling with anything in life?

God wants us to remember someone that is going through a hard time. If they are turning away from the Catholic Faith, we need to ask God for his mercy and pray for this person’s conversion. God can make this person ponder the sorrow that they are causing our Lord and his love. Jesus wants this person to come back to him and ask him for forgiveness. He is waiting at this person’s heart, and knocking. It is up to the person to answer. 

When you pray the Divine Mercy chaplet, you can tell God about hard times during work, or other issues. Jesus will comfort you and lift your burden. 

There are feasts to St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy chaplet devotional. During this feast day, people would pray the Divine Mercy chaplet or be encouraged to read more about St. Faustina, and the Divine Mercy chaplet devotional. 

The Divine Mercy chaplet can be prayed at any time. You can pray the Divine Mercy chaplet too during Adoration. Adoration is another thing that helps us spend time with Jesus. As we grow in our spiritual faith, God shows us what we need to do to strengthen others in the Catholic Church.

During hard times in life, we should remember all the things that Jesus did to suffer for us. His Sacred heart is suffering from all the sins that people did in this world. When we put our trust in him, and remember God’s grace and mercy, it is overflowing constantly. 

Put your trust in the Lord, he will take care of his spiritual children.  


Angela Lano is a freelance Catholic writer, book reviewer, and illustrator. She has written several reviews for books from Sophia Institute Press. She also wrote a short article about her journey into the Catholic Faith at Ascension Press's blog. Angela wrote and illustrated a children's picture book called A New Auntie's Fear.

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