How to Pray the Rosary & The Prayers of the Rosary

How to pray the rosary

First kiss the cross of your Rosary and make the Sign of the Cross with it in honor of, and in union with the exceeding great love of the Son of God when He kissed and took upon His shoulders the burden of the Cross (Saint John Eudes).

  1. Say the Apostles' Creed.
  2. Say the Our Father.
  3. Say three Hail Mary's.
  4. Say the Glory be to the Father.
  5. Announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father.
  6. Say ten Hail Mary's while meditating on the Mystery.
  7. Say the Glory Be.
  8. Say the Fatima Prayer.

After the last decade, say the Hail, Holy Queen, the versicle, and the concluding prayer.

Make the Sign of the Cross to conclude the prayer.

Prayers of the Rosary:

The Sign of the Cross:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence 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.

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.

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.

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.

Fatima Prayer:
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.

Hail, Holy Queen:
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 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!

the versicle
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Concluding 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 meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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