At the beginning of the XVII century, devotion to Our Lady, with the name Mother of Divine Providence, was strengthened. Thus the prayer of Divine Providence was intensified.
The term “Providence” directly links the action of God with humanity.
How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Providence step by step
We begin the prayer with the Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and 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; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will 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.
In the big accounts, we pray with faith
Mother of Divine Providence: Provide!
Already in small accounts, also with faith
God provides, God will provide; His mercy will not fail!
Prayer to Finish the Chaplet of Divine Providence
Come, Maria, the time has come. Valour us now and in all torment. Mother of Providence, help us in the suffering of the earth and exile. Show that you are, Mother of Love and Goodness, now that the need is great.
Oh! Most Holy Mary, Mother of Divine Providence, intercede with your Son Jesus for us poor sinners. Intercede with your beloved Son for the remission of our sins, so that we may attain eternal beatitude.
History of the Chaplet of Divine Providence
The name Mother of Providence is linked to the Barnabite priests during the 17th century.
They saw themselves in front of a church that was to be demolished; in the middle of the demolition, a fresco was destroyed.
Due to the sadness of the priests, the architect donated a picture of Our Lady with a child in her arms with a peculiarity, in the image the Virgin and the child Jesus were represented with a halo.
The work was kept in a small corridor. Such was the devotion and prayers to this image of the Virgin that the priests chose to transform the place into a chapel.