Throughout her Diary, St. Faustina recorded promises Jesus made not only to her but to those who would pray to, promote, and trust in Divine Mercy.
To those souls who venerate the image of Divine Mercy
“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary, 48)
To those souls who pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
“The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during
their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.” (Diary, 754)
“When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one.” (Diary, 1541)
“. . . [W]hen 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.” (Diary, 1541)
“Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. . . . 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.” (Diary, 687)
To those souls who honor and spread the worship of Divine Mercy
“I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, those souls who will venerate My fathomless mercy.” (Diary, 1225)
“. . . All those souls who will glorify My mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy, will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield them in that final battle.” (Diary, 1540)
“Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the merciful Savior. . . . Happy is the soul that during its lifetime immersed itself in the Fountain of Mercy, because justice will have no hold on it.” (Diary, 1075)
To those souls who put their trust in Divine Mercy
“He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool.” (Diary, 723)
“Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask.” (Diary, 1146)
“Every soul believing and trusting in My mercy will obtain it.” (Diary, 420)
To those souls who honor the Hour of Mercy
“This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion . . .” (Diary, 1320)
To priests who proclaim and extol the Divine Mercy
“To priests who proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power; I will anoint their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they will speak.” (Diary, 1521)
Our Lord’s Promises Attached to the Praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy as Revealed to St. Faustina
In addition to verses shared with the Divine Mercy Promises (Diary, 48, 754, 1541, 687, 1521, and 1387), the Promises Attached to the Praying of the Chaplet also include:
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me in virtue of My Passion. . . .” (Diary, 1320; also cf. 1572)
“Souls who spread the honor of My mercy . . . at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior.” (Diary, 1075)
“The two rays denote Blood and Water. . . . These two rays issued from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. . . . I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy. . . . [W]hoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment. Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.” (Diary, 299–300)
“I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls. . . . The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion (in a state of grace on this day) shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. . . . It is My desire that [the Feast] be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. . . .” (Diary, 699)
“Through this chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.” (Diary, 1731)
“My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world.” (Diary, 1485)
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
[Jesus said to St. Faustina:] Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. (Diary, 687)
Traditionally, a five-decade rosary is used for praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Apostles’ Creed.
2. On 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.
3. On the ten Hail Mary beads pray:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. After the fifth decade, conclude the chaplet by praying three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
A Prayer Jesus Taught to St. Faustina
“[Jesus said to St. Faustina:] I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary, 186–187)