Bishop John B. McCormack
Instructions for the USA Chaplet Complete with all Prayers
We begin with the Sign of the Cross:
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Crucifix: The Creed
1. Our Father/Pater (clear bead – The Father’s Love & Mercy) – *not announced, just to inform and associate bead colors
2. Fatima prayer (red bead – Precious Blood of Jesus) *
3. Glory be (clear bead – The Spirit’s Guidance & Power) *
4. Hail Mary/Ave (light blue bead – for Mary & obedience) *
5. Prayer for the most vulnerable (red bead – Precious Blood of Jesus) * “Merciful Lord, please protect and save the most vulnerable; the unborn, disabled, sick, elderly and those that know not Your Love and Mercy.”
Then pray 5 groups of 4 beads preceded by a Pater: (Dark blue bead) *
The first group begins left of the center piece on the clear or white bead.
We announce & contemplate:
1st group: We consider the Father’s great love for us and His Mercy in giving us Jesus & the gift of Faith.
2nd group: We consider the Son’s Perfect Sacrifice, His Passion, Death and Resurrection for our sins.
3rd group: We consider the Spirit’s Mighty gifts, power and guidance in our lives if we but ask.
4th group: We consider Our compassionate Mother’s trust, love and obedience, pleading for her intercession.
5th group: We consider and beg grace, safety and protection for the most vulnerable. Especially those that don’t realize how much they truly need God.
1 Pater: “Sweetest Jesus, for the sake of those that love You, by merit of Your Holy Passion, lift not Your Protective Hand from us and please bless the USA!”
4 Ave’s: “Eternal God, united to the Perfect & Holy Passion of Jesus, we offer You our joys, sorrows, breaths, heartbeats and tears to strengthen the faithful, renew the lukewarm, restore the fallen away and convert the proud.”
On the chain before the Pater’s: “Most loving Father, may Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
In Conclusion on the Scapular: “Merciful Father, Who’s tender Love has no bounds, grant, in Your Goodness and Mercy that we always embrace Your Perfect Will in all things with a joyful heart. Please cover us with the Precious Blood of Jesus in which we trust and rely. Send the Holy Spirit to renew our souls and our land that it may bring You honor and glory and we may, once again, be a nation under God! Bring us daily closer to the Sacred & Immaculate Hearts and increase our Faith that we may always strengthen each other, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Review of Traditional Prayers used in the Chaplet for your Convenience:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell, the 3rd day He rose again from the dead. He ascended to Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father/Lord’s Prayer/Pater
[Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4]
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 those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell .. lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.
Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
[Luke 1:28-35, 42-48]
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed 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.