How to Pray a Chaplet

Chaplet

The chaplet is a Personal Devotional of the Roman Catholic Church which has little regulation as to the order of its use or design, save for the common fact that each is a set of prayer beads resembling a small Rosary, rarely, though occasionally, the full five decade Rosary, and may be Marian in its influence and scope of prayer.

Often, though, a chaplet is dedicated to an individual saint, in whose name the prayers when used are invoked. This saint’s medal is attached to the chaplet at one end, in the most common form and design, while a Crucifix is affixed to the other end. Connecting the two are usually nine beads upon which prayers are said, divided into small decades of three beads each. As with the Rosary, some of the spaces on the chain are also used for prayer.

The present instructions are original to the usage of devout Jonathan Borden of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and are modeled on the chaplets he owns personally.

INSTRUCTIONS

A. Make the Sign of the Cross and pray one Our Father. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. And, lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

B. Ask for your intercession from the chaplet’s saint. Dear Saint ——, Patron[ess] of ——, please aid me in my cause: ——, and come to my aid without incident or delay. Amen.

C. Pray one Hail Mary. Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessèd art thou among women and blessèd is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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