Prayers of the most Holy Rosary

Colour Key.   RED: Our Father

              BLUE: Hail Mary

              BURGUNDY: Glory Be

              GREEN: Fatima Prayer

              PAPAYA: Hail Holy Queen

              Silver: Prayer after the Rosary



We start with the crucifix, starting the Rosary with Christ. We start by making the sign of the cross, and reciting.

" In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen "

Next, while hold the crucifix, we say the Apostles Creed.

" I believe in one God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in his Son our Lord Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into death. On the third day he arose and ascended into heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the father, from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy catholic church, in the Holy Spirit, in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting, Amen. "

Next we move onto the first bead, where we announce the Rosary by saying. " We pray for the Holy Fathers intentions "

On the same bead we pray 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.

Next, we move onto the 1st of the group of 3 bead, where we say our 1st the Hail Mary's. On the 1st bead, then the two following on each bead we say. 

" Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst 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 "

This is said on each of the 3 beads. Then we move onto the next bead, where there will be 3, seperated beads. This is so there is one for Glory be and one for the Our Father and one for the Mysteries. The mysteries will depends on the day of the week. The mysteries are the moments of Christ's life, that we simply reflect on, whilst praying our decades. The decades are the long groups of 10 beads where we recite the Hail Mary on each bead. After the 3 Hail Mary's, you will come to 3 beads, or two knots with a bead in the middle. Here you will pray on the 1st bead/knot a Glory Be.

" Glory be, to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be ". Amen

Then between the 1st bead/knot and the middle bead you will pray the Fatima prayer Which is 

" O' my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need of thy mercy. Amen "

After this prayer, you will proceed to the bead in the middle, on this bead we announce the 1st mystery, which can be found on the next section " Mysteries of the Holy Rosary ". After this 1st mystery, you will move to the last bead/knot and pray the " Our Father " prayer. 

You will then move to your first decade, which is the larger group of 10 beads. Here you will prayer the " Hail Mary " as seen above. Then you come to another set of 3 beads. Here you will do the same as the last 3 beads, a " Glory Be " " Fatima prayer " then the second mystery, then a " Our Father ". This will continue around the Rosary until you reach then end, with only the mystery changing, 1st, then 2nd and so on. There are 5 mysteries in total. The prayers are repeated as a form of meditation up on the mystery we just prayed. When you come the end, you stop after your last decade. You finish by saying the " Glory Be " " Fatima prayer " then, say one  " 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 morning 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. Pray for us, o Holy mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ ". Amen. 

And this brings us to our final prayer of the Holy Rosary. The " Prayer after the Rosary "

" 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. 

Make the sign of the cross and recite the Holy Trinity and you are done. God bless. 


The Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary. 

The five Joyful Mysteries. (Said on Monday's and Saturday's, and Sunday's from advent until lent)

The Joyful Mysteries directs our mind to the Son of God, Jesus Christ, our lord and saviour, who took human nature from human mother, Mary. They also bring our attention to the extraordinary events that preceded, accompanied and followed, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Annunciation.

Mary, you obatained the news from the angel Gabrie, that you were to be the mother of God's Son. Help me to obtain the same humility. LK 1:26-38; Isa 7:10-15

The Visitation.

Mary, in your charity, you remained with Elizabeth for 3 months, before the birth of John the Baptist. Give me the grace, to love thy neighbor. LK 1:39-56

The Birth of our lord.

Jesus, upon entering this world, you accepted poverty when you were placed in the manger although you were our God. Help me to hold the spirit of poverty. LK 2:1-14; Mt 2:1-12; Gal 4:1-7

The presentation in the Temple.

Mary, you followed the laws of God, and presented your Son, our lord, in the temple. Obtain for me the virtue of obedience. LK 2:22-40

The finding in the Temple.

Mary, you were saddened when you lost the Christ child, and joyous on finding him in the temple, surrounded by teachers. Obtain  for me the virtue of piety. LK 2:42-52