Sunday May 31st 2020

How Do I Pray the Rosary?

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Start Prayer:  (Follow Image on the right)

  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Say the Apostles Creed
  • Say one Our Father
  • Say three Hail Marys
  • Say the Glory Be to the Father

(This covers the first three beads of the Rosary)

  • Announce the First Mystery of the Mystery you are reflecting
  • Say one Our Father
  • Say ten Hail Marys while reflecting on the mystery – one for each bead
  • Say the Glory Be to the Father
  • Say the Fatima Prayer 

(You do this five times, while announcing the mystery you are reflecting on prior to each decade of the Rosary)

Conclusion Prayers of the Rosary

  • Say one Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
  • Closing Prayer


IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (As you
say this, with your right hand touch your
forehead when you say Father, touch your
breastbone when you say Son, touch your
left shoulder when you say Holy, and touch
your right shoulder when you say Spirit.)

Acts of the Apostles:

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. The third day He rose
again from the dead. He ascended into
Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God,
the Father almighty. He shall come again 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. Amen.

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.
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.

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us
from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to
Heaven, especially those in most need of
Thy mercy. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy;
our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To
thee do we cry, poor banished children of
Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine
eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our
exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy
womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet
Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of
God, that we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ. Amen.
Closing Prayer - O GOD, WHOSE only-begotten Son by
His life, death and resurrection, has
purchased for us the rewards of eternal life;
grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating
upon these mysteries of the Most Holy
Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may
imitate what they contain and obtain what
they promise, through the same Christ our
Lord. Amen.

Each day focus on one Mystery.  Below is the traditional order of reflection:

  • Monday – Joyful Mysteries
  • Tuesday – Sorrowful Mysteries
  • Wednesday – Glorious Mysteries
  • Thursday – Luminous Mysteries
  • Friday – Sorrowful Mysteries
  • Saturday – Joyful Mysteries
  • Sunday – Glorious Mysteries

Details of the Mysteries are:

The Sorrowful Mysteries:

  • The Agony in the Garden
  • Scourging at the Pillar
  • Crowning with Thorns
  • Carrying the Cross
  • Crucifixion

The Joyful Mysteries:

  • The Annunciation to Mary
  • The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
  • The Nativity
  • The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
  • Jesus teaching in the temple at age 12

The Glorious Mysteries:

  • The Resurrection
  • The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  • The Descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost
  • The Assumption of Mary
  • The Coronation of Mary

The Luminous Mysteries:

  • The Baptism of Jesus
  • The Wedding Feast at Cana
  • Jesus Establishing the Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Institution of the Eucharist

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2 Responses to “How Do I Pray the Rosary?”

  1. Pius ogundipe says:

    I like this catholic site, it makes me to develope, to know more about the catholic doctine and to be able to stand firm in FAITH

  2. Taishi says:

    It is important that ciehdrln see their parents praying. It is a powerful example. If they see that you “need” to pray, they will learn that they also need the Lord in their lives. I also think it is vital that boys see their fathers as men of prayer! We also need to pray for our ciehdrln. Perhaps parents could consider doing a weekly Holy Hour for their ciehdrln? It will be more valuable than any of the art,music, sports classes we could ever sign them up

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