How To Pray the Rosary

The 4 Mys­ter­ies of the Rosary
 Joy­ful Mys­ter­ies (prayed on Mon­days and Sat­ur­days)
 Lumi­nous Mys­ter­ies (prayed on Thurs­days)
 Sor­row­ful Mys­ter­ies (prayed on Tues­days and Fri­days)
 Glo­ri­ous Mys­ter­ies (prayed on Wednes­days and Sundays)

How To Pray the Rosary

(1) Make the Sign of the Cross while say­ing: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Make your intentions.

(2) While hold­ing on to the cru­ci­fix, say 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 to the dead. 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 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.

(3) Say 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.

(4) Say “Hail Mary” (3 times):
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.

(5) Say 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.
(6) Announce the First Mys­tery; then say “Our Father.”

(7) Say 10 “Hail Marys” (called a decade) on each of the small beads, while med­i­tat­ing on the mystery:

(8) Say the  “Glory Be to the Father.”

(9) After each decade say the fol­low­ing prayer requested by the Blessed Vir­gin Mary at Fatima:
Fatima Prayers

O my Jesus, for­give us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, espe­cially those who have most need of your mercy.”

(10) Announce the Sec­ond Mys­tery. Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

(11) Announce the Third Mys­tery. Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

(12) Announce the Fourth Mys­tery. Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

(13) Announce the Fifth Mys­tery. Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Con­clud­ing Prayers
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 towards 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.
Let us Pray!
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 on the 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.

St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of Bat­tle; Be our safe­guard against the wicked­ness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heav­enly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spir­its, who prowl through the world, seek­ing the ruin of souls. Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima Prayers
The Par­don Prayer
O my God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee. I ask par­don for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.

The Angel’s Prayer:
Most Holy Trin­ity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee pro­foundly. I offer Thee the most pre­cious Body, Blood, Soul and Divin­ity of Jesus Christ, present in all the taber­na­cles of the world, in repa­ra­tion for the out­rages, sac­ri­leges, and indif­fer­ence by which He is offended. And through the infi­nite mer­its of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immac­u­late Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the con­ver­sion of poor sinners.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immac­u­late Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Optional Con­clud­ing Prayers
O Mary
, con­ceived with­out sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Amen. (3 times)

Note: Some­times, you may expe­ri­ence many dis­trac­tions that may pre­vent you from say­ing the rosary. When this hap­pens, pray for grace to over­come it. The rosary is the great­est weapon against evil and the enemy will do every­thing pos­si­ble to make sure that you do not say the rosary, so it can con­tinue to mess up our lives. But, you must per­se­vere. One thing to do is to say the St. Michael Prayer (see below) before start­ing the rosary.

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