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Power of the Chaplet

She knew the only thing she could do was to pray

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Countless people have had their lives changed through praying a simple prayer that our Lord gave to St. Faustina in the 1930s. The Lord made it clear that this prayer — the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy — was not just for St. Faustina, but for the whole world, and He attached extraordinary promises to its recitation.

"Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will," Jesus said (Diary of St. Faustina, 1731).

Four years ago, Aimee Husaynu wanted something — badly. Until that point in her life, she was accustomed to getting what she wanted, whether it was clothes, cars, houses, you name it. But all the financial independence and material wealth she had gained through a successful career as a registered dietician wasn't enough to get this particular wish.

She wanted a husband. She wanted a family.

"I had never married. I was so career oriented, but when I turned 40 four years ago, I reevaluated everything," says Aimee, of Royal Oak, Michigan. "I wanted to get married, and I wanted to do everything in my power to make it happen."

She knew the only thing she could do was to pray.

"I have nine brothers and sisters, and I'd look around at family get togethers and think, 'What am I doing with my life?' I put my personal life and spiritual life second to my career," Aimee says.

So she quit her second and third jobs to make more time for herself. She joined a group of eight fellow parishioners at her parish who prayed a novena each Tuesday night that included praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy.

"I was the youngest in the group, by far," Aimee says. "One of the women asked me what I was doing there, and I said I was praying for a miracle — that I wanted to get married. So all the members of the group started praying for me."

At the time, Aimee knew nothing about the Chaplet. But her sister Malissa was quite familiar with it. After enduring two failed adoptions and multiple miscarriages, Malissa began to pray the Chaplet to have a baby. Her prayers were answered in 2001 when she adopted a baby girl.

"She knew how powerful the Chaplet was even before I did," says Aimee. Now, it was Aimee's turn to experience the power of the Chaplet.

About a year after she began praying it, she and Malissa and a family friend took a trip to Florida that would change Aimee's life. The three women wound up sharing a cab with a stockbroker named Randy.

It turned out Randy lived merely a half mile away from Aimee in Royal Oak. A devout Catholic, he even attended the same parish as Aimee. That night, the three women joined Randy and his friends at a party. During the course of the evening, Malissa was speaking with Randy and learned that he, too, had a strong devotion to The Divine Mercy. He even recited the Chaplet to Malissa.

Malissa was floored.

"You're going to marry my sister," she told him.

She was right.

"I felt very comfortable around him," Aimee recalls. "I had a gut feeling that there was something there."

Malissa gave Randy Aimee's telephone number. Back in Michigan, he called, and they went on a date. Aimee says it was the best date she had ever been on.

"I remember we asked each other what was the most important things in each other's lives," says Aimee. We both responded: 'Faith and my family.' "

They were married on May 27, 2004.

After the honeymoon, Aimee returned to her novena group and began praying to get pregnant. Indeed, the whole group began to pray for that intention. Aimee wasn't hopeful. Her age raised the risk level. Plus, several of her sisters had various difficulties having children.

"My husband and I were just so happy and grateful that we had each other and that God brought us together," Aimee says. "We didn't think we'd have a baby, and we were OK with that."

Six months after her wedding day, she got pregnant. On Aug. 14, 2005, their healthy baby girl was born. They named her Faustina.


"Because of our faith in the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy," Aimee says. "Our families, our friends, we all just knew that everything that had happened — how Randy and I met, and the birth of our baby — was divine intervention. When you put your trust in God, anything can happen."

It turns out that the name, "Faustina," not only serves as an homage to the Apostle of Divine Mercy. It also serves a tactical function, says Aimee. Many people ask the couple about the name.

"We tell them the whole story, and lots of times we end up giving out a pamphlet or booklet on Divine Mercy," says Aimee. "We do it in thanksgiving to God. We do it to let people know that when you put your complete trust in Him, that's when things really start happening. The power of the Lord becomes evident."

Learn more about Divine Mercy with The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion.

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Esther - Nov 19, 2006

please pray for me, i broke my knee april,2005, it is still giving me lots of trouble, it is very hard on my family and me, i have put my faith in the lord and in your prayers, I pray for his healing mercy

Moderator - Nov 20, 2006

Dear Esther,

I will certainly pray for you. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception have a prayer team that would also be happy to hear from you and to pray for you. They have a toll-free number: 1-800-804-3823.

Traci - Nov 25, 2006

Will you pray for my family and I as well? My husband and I were diagnosed with infertility three years ago. We have one son (Thanks to St. Joseph's intervention!) and we'd really like at least one more baby.

Moderator - Nov 29, 2006

Dear Traci,

I will be happy to pray for you and your family.

Bill - Dec 3, 2006

Please pray for me that I get a new job soon. I have been unemployed for four months which is not a long time but my unemployment benefits are running out. Thanks.

edwin - Dec 11, 2006

Please pray for me and my family for years we are in deeep financial trouble we a lot of people a lot of money we are not like this before we use to have a life that is peaceful free of debt but a wrong decision to put another businnes put us in this financial catastrophe we are in deep financial debt and one person had already sued my mom we are living in a borrow money we cannot sell our property in a right price so we can pay some of our debt we sometime have to borrow money to pay our electric bill and some time borrow money to eat i hope you will pray for us so we can have solution to this problem .I am a Divine Mercy devotee also but i need people like you to pray for me my faith is being put to an acid test and iam becoming desperate i will pray for you also.

Henrica - Dec 13, 2006

My soul is troubled. I need a husband and i know unless the Lord buids the house, those who do it labour in vain. I know God has the answer to my marriage but i have a very difficult heart. i cant be patient in prayer and i give up so easily. Please pray for me that i may be patient, obedient and thankful in prayer. I get hungry very fast, something that worry me alot, i desire to be loving and understanding but i dont know what sets me off, i hurt my friends in the way i talk, am proud and selfish and in fact i dont even have a friend at all coz of my behaviour, many are times i feel rejected and even want to commit suicide, please pray for me to the Lord of Mercy to convert my evil soul into a loving soul. the way He converted Soul of Damascus.

Moderator - Dec 13, 2006

Dear Bill, Edwin and Henrica,

I will gratefully add your intentions to my prayers.

Everly - Feb 12, 2007

Please pray for me for the Lord will bring me in line with His will and provide me with a wife and family. I've been struggling to find this my entire life. Thanks

Moderator - Feb 14, 2007

Dear Everly,

I will be happy to do so. God bless you, and keep on trusting in Our Lord and His Divine Mercy.

rowena - Mar 6, 2007

please pray to the Lord to save and restore our troubled marriage. And for
the conversion and soften of heart and return to his Catholic faith and
enlighten of mind of my husband . and for my children that their father will
love and care for them. thank you and God bless.

Moderator - Mar 7, 2007

Dear Rowena,

I will happily pray for this intention.

Alexa - Apr 6, 2007

after sinning my life is in disorder right now and im in worse condition. i lost faith and im in despair. please pray and ask God for mercy for me.

Moderator - Apr 7, 2007

Dear Alexa,

Are you familiar with the promises Jesus made through St. Faustina for souls who turn to His Mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday (next weekend)? The graces of Divine Mercy Sunday are like a "second baptism." Our souls are washed completely clean. If you are a Catholic, then it's very easy to receive this mercy: all you need to do is (1) go to confession before next Sunday, (2) receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday, and (3) do some act of mercy.

For more information, please click on the following link:

Joan - Mar 13, 2010

Please pray for me especially my finances..I am in debts that i dont know how to pay them back.I am so depressed that i dont know what to do anymore.I just want a financial blessing and a good health.Thank you

Angela - Jul 24, 2010

My husband and I have been separated for two years because he is unfaithful and no longer loves me. I want him to come back. I don't want the divorce. Please pray the chaplet that he will have a change of heart, leave this woman and return to me and our three children. Thank you and God Bless

Robt - Oct 15, 2011

Please pray for us. I am 63yr old have 5 children, 2 natural 3 adopted the three adopted have extensive health problems I wonder if myself and my wife will be able to continue to take care of these kids. It worries me. I made this commitment to God, the court and myself. The kids need us very much. thank you

Linda - Jan 17, 2012

Please pray the chaplet for my husband and me.We have been separated 3 years-he is in mexico.we have been married 17 years.Please pray for his salvation and for our marriage to be restored.

Jeffrey - Jun 13, 2012

Pray with me the divine mercy so all my prayers will come true. I will also pray for the whole world too!

Chris - Mar 25, 2013

Please pray for me that God may bring into my life the man that I have been Praying for, A good catholic man that God see's good for me. I am getting older and loosing hope of having a marriage and children. Please pray that I dont loose hope, trust in God that He will see me through this and give me the desires of my heart.Thank you

Augustine - Jul 22, 2013

Please continue to pray for me that my marriage intentions come to pass. to have a family well blessed, peaceful and wealthy with God's love at the helm.

flore - Jan 2, 2014

please pray for me that God will bring me into my life the man that I have been praying and waiting for. Please pray that I don't loose hope, trust in God that He will see me through this and give me the desires of my heart.

JG - May 28, 2014

I prayed that I would meet a special man who knew the bible better than anyone I know. He sent that man to me and we got engaged. He has broken off out engagement. Please pray that we are able to work through this time and resolve our problem so we can be married. We are in need of prayer. We need his Divine Mercy.

JD - Sep 9, 2014

Please pray for me since i have been going thru a lot of problems i.e. house, job, misunderstood, false accusation and undue advantage of all the goodness. I am also seeking the right life partner. Divine Mercy i need your powerful intercession in my life right now. I am deeply disturbed and going through anxiety and stress. I need healing, deliverance and mercy through the power of the holy spirit. I have strong faith with God all things are possible.

CP - Feb 26, 2015

Please pray for me. I am widowed & would like to be able to share the remaining of my life with a helpmate/soulmate. Yes, I would like to be married according to God's Will, Word and Commandments. I know all things are possible with God. Please pray for me as my heart cries from the lonliness of being widowed.

darja - Apr 5, 2015

Please pray for me to have a good husband and a family.

RS - Apr 11, 2015

My 5yo daughter is having surgery in two days to remove a very large brain tumor. O have prayed the chaplet daily. Please keep her in your prayers.

Anthony - Aug 9, 2015

Please pray for my sister with breast cancer. Please also pray that I will be absolved by my company from suspension or worse, loss of job. The company reprimanded me for bringing an external hard drive but I have no intention to use that in any way harmful to the company. I need your prayers because I can't afford to lose a job right now for I have family to support. In Jesus name.

Maria - Aug 14, 2015

I fell in love with an Episcopalian priest named Jim. Please pray for me about this.

Joaquim - Aug 30, 2015

I lost my precious job last week and I am devastated because if will very difficult for me to secure another job at this age but I trust in the divine mercy and believe in miracles. If you will pray for me I will be working again

ann - Dec 22, 2015

Please pray for me too for a partner I started praying the chaplet recently didn't know abt it.

Kat - Jan 13, 2016

Would you please pray for me? I'm a sinner, and I've done things I'm not proud of. Part of the reason is that I have been heartbroken. Please pray for me to get married, to an intelligent man I love who loves me; for us to enjoy physical love at least once a week; and for this to last until I am at least 75 years old.

Cat - Apr 22, 2016

Please pray for me in this time, through the end of May and start of June 2016. I am in dire need of Divine Mercy prayers for me for special intentions.

Stella - Jul 16, 2016

Please pray for that I get a good job in a good company. Been searching for a job but I have not been able to get one. I really need your prayers please am so depressed.

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