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Saint Dismas (The Penitent Thief) Chaplet Prayers


On the Crucifix Pray

My crucified Jesus, wash me with Your most precious blood; look upon me as the good thief who hung on the cross next to You at Calvary.  A sinner paying for his crimes but recognizes Your divinity and begs for mercy and forgiveness and asks, "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom."  Dear Lord, look upon me like the good thief and I should be so lucky and full of peace.  Amen.  Saint Dismas, Pray for us.

On each of the first set three beads pray the Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.   Amen.

On each of the second set three beads pray the Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each of third set of three beads pray the Glory Be

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; World without end.  Amen.

On the Medal Pray

Saint Dismas, you were closer to Jesus in His agony on the cross than even His beloved mother, Mary.   Because of your sincere and open confession of your sins to Jesus as you hung beside Him on Calvary, and because of your true sorrow and repentance for them, you alone, of all the great penitent saints, were directly canonized by Christ Himself and you were assured of a place in Heaven with Him on that very day.  Good Saint Dismas, now in paradise with the Lord, I ask you to intercede for me this day as I express my sincere sorrow and repentance for my sins.  I ask the Lord to forgive me and grant me the grace of perseverance so that I will never desert Him again and at the end of my life, may I hear from Him the same words that He spoke to you: "This day you will be with Me in Paradise."  Amen.