On rosary beads, begin by praying the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Apostles' Creed.
- On the large bead before each decade:
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.
- On the ten small beads of each decade:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and the whole world.
- Conclude with:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (three times)
Intentions for the Divine Mercy Novena
Good Friday – All mankind, especially sinners
Holy Saturday – The souls of priests & religious
Easter Sunday – All devout and faithful souls
Easter Monday – Those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Him.
Tuesday after Easter– The souls of those separated from the Church
Wednesday after Easter – Meek and humble souls and the souls of children
Thursday after Easter – The souls who especially venerate and glorify God’s mercy
Friday after Easter – The souls who are detained in purgatory
Saturday after Easter – The souls of those who have become lukewarm.