How to Pray the Rosary

How to Pray the Rosary

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed.”
  2. Say the “Our Father, Who art in Heaven…”
  3. Say three “Hail Mary, full of grace…”
  4. Say the “Glory be to the Father…”
  5. Say the 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.”
  6. Announce the First Mystery; then say the “Our Father”
  7. Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery.
  8. Say the “Glory be…”
  9. Say the  “O my Jesus…”
  10. Then announce the Second Mystery; then repeat steps 6-9 for this decade, continuing on with the Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner until finished with five decades.

Then pray:

The Salve Regina

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!

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

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I kneel, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer them.

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, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Ejaculation of the Sacred Heart

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!