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Why Pray the Chaplet?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of testimonies from our readers who share their stories on the power of the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy. To share your own testimony, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two years, five months, and eight days ago, I began praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy as often as I could for my adult son. His roommate called his dad one day to say that our son was having seizures and an ambulance had been called and could we come. You see, our son has been an alcoholic since he was in high school. He lost all jobs, his ability to pay for an apartment, and his health. And his self-esteem was non-existent. That night we received the call and rushed to his bedside, I called my spiritual director and asked him to come and anoint our son as he had slipped into a coma. He came and anointed our son, and we all stood by his bedside as he went through another seizure. That night, I promised to begin praying the Chaplet every day for our son's recovery and letting go of alcohol.
Since that night, my son has been alcohol-free and I praise our good God for this awesome gift of a new life for him. It has been hard for him and for us, but the joy of seeing him sober is a blessing. I thank God every day. I know with every fiber of my being that this is truly the Merciful God at work in him and in my husband and I. I know now truly how much God loves us and is always ready to hear us. I hope I have learned to listen for His voice, too.
— Mrs. O, via e-mail
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