How to Pray the Rosary

How to Pray the Most Holy Rosary

While holding the Crucifix in your right hand, make the Sign of the Cross and recite the Apostles’ Creed (I believe in God). On the first bead, recite the Our Father. On the following three small beads, recite the Hail Mary for an increase in the virtues of faith, hope and love. Next, pray the Glory Be. For each decade, identify the mystery and meditate on the mystery; then recite on the larger bead the Our Father. On each of the ten small beads, recite the Hail Mary, keeping in mind an aspect of the mystery. Recite the Glory Be, followed by the Fatima Prayer (O MY Jesus). Repeat this for five decades and conclude by praying the Holy Queen.

Apostles’ 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; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from hence He shall 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. 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 outrespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

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

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 who are in most need of Thy mercy.

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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this, our exile, show unto to us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation

2. The Visitation

3. The Nativity

4. The Presentation Call to Conversion Of Jesus in the Temple

5. The Finding of Jesus

The Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus

2. The Wedding at Cana

3. Jesus’ Ministry and Call to Conversion

4. The Transfiguration

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The Agony in the Garden

2. The Scourging at the Pillar

3. The Crowning of Thorns

4. The Carrying of the Cross

5. The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection

2. The Ascension

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

5. The Coronation of Mary

Pray the Joyful Mysteries on Monday and Saturday. The Luminous Mysteries on Thursday, the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday and the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday.

Our Lady asks all of us to read a text daily from the Holy Scripture, anchor the Divine Word in your heart and strive to live it during the day.