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Friday, July 13, 2018

A Chaplet for the Sick, the Dying, and the Departed / FOUR DECADE CHAPLET

This chaplet consists of four decades [forty beads] which refer to the tradition of the forty hours that Jesus is held to have passed, after his crucifixion, liberating the dead from sheol. 

There are also the Five introductory beads prayed as on the Dominican Rosary. 

On the beads between the decades are prayed the acts of Faith, Hope, and Love.***

On the ten small beads of each decade we pray: "Dear Mary, be with us."

Each decade is concluded with: "
Hold us in your peace Dear Saviour." 

Concluding prayer:

Hold Us in your Peace
V. Hold us in your peace Dear Saviour.
(All make the sign of the Cross)
In your love Dear Father, and your peace Dear Jesus, please comfort us by your Holy Spirit: in your name we pray.
R. Amen. 

***Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe 
that you are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
I believe that your divine Son became man 
and died for our sins and that he will come 
to judge the living and the dead. 
I believe these and all the truths 
which the Holy Catholic Church teaches
because you have revealed them 
who are eternal truth and wisdom, 
who can neither deceive nor be deceived. 
In this faith I intend to live and die. 

Act of Hope

O Lord God, 
I hope by your grace for the pardon 
of all my sins
and after life here to gain eternal happiness
because you have promised it 
who are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, 
and merciful. 
In this hope I intend to live and die. 

Act of Love

O Lord God, I love you above all things 
and I love my neighbor for your sake 
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect
good, worthy of all my love. 
In this love I intend to live and die. 

Prayers excerpted from the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. . . , © Copyright 2005 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana.