A Lutheran Discovers the Power of the Chaplet

The following letter comes from a reader of our website:


I'm not Catholic, although I have in the past served as an organist in Catholic parishes near my home.

I just wanted to send a testimony your way. This past week I was working out at my local gym. We have small TVs on each machine. It was near 2 p.m. Central Time. I don't usually tune in to EWTN, but there was nothing else on that interested me while I was working out.

I tuned in just in time to see the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, with the members of the Flynn family leading. I felt the Lord prompting me to pray along silently as the prayers went on, so I did. The next day I was working out again at the same time and tuned in again and prayed along.

I've been dealing with some personal issues, some sins that keep blocking my walk with God. After the second day of watching the chaplet, I now have a freedom in Christ that I haven't known before. Thank you being obedient to God and making the chaplet available through modern media.

I'm a Spirit-filled member of a Lutheran church that isn't always welcoming to spiritual experiences. That's why I will sometimes tune in to EWTN to see the histories of some of the saints and see how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not only active in the Word and Sacraments, but in the lives of individual believers since Pentecost.

I was given a rosary during my years as a Catholic organist, and I still have it. I intend on including the Divine Mercy Chaplet in my personal prayer life.

Thanks again, and God bless you all.

In Christ,


Learn about the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the promises Jesus makes to those who pray it. And view instructions on how to pray the chaplet.

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