How Do I Pray The Rosary

Taken from How To Pray The Rosary, at Holy Cross Family Minstries

  1. How to Pray the RosaryLooking at the cross, we hold it while we make the sign of the cross and pray the Apostles' Creed which is a summary of all the things we believe as Catholics.
  2. On this separate bead, we pray an Our Father, the prayer that Jesus taught us.
  3. On each of the next three beads, we pray the Hail Mary.
  4. On this separate bead, we announce the first mystery. (e.g.. Joyful) We reflect on what happened to Jesus at this time and we think about what it means in our lives today. We pray the Our Father.
  5. We pray one Hail Mary on each of the next 10 beads. Then we pray the Glory Be.
  6. On this separate bead, we announce the second mystery, reflect, and pray the Our Father.
  7. We pray one Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads. Then we pray the Glory Be.
  8. On this separate bead, we announce the third mystery, reflect, and pray the Our Father.
  9. We pray one Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads. Then we pray the Glory Be.
  10. On this separate bead, we announce the fourth mystery, reflect, and pray the Our Father.
  11. We pray one Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads. Then we pray the Glory Be.
  12. On this separate bead, we announce the fifth mystery, reflect, and pray the Our Father.
  13. We pray one Hail Mary on each of the next ten beads. Then we pray the Glory Be.
  14. We have now reached the end of the Rosary. On the medal that connects the beads we pray the Hail Holy Queen.
  15. Please follow your local custom for other prayers at this point.

 

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Prayers of the Rosary

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; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, 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.

Our Father
Our Father who art heaven, hallowed be your 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.

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.

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.

Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O 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.