Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Point Loma, San Diego, CA
"Step-By-Step" Instructions for Praying The Rosary
Various Rosary Prayers in approximate order as prayed in the Rosary
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.
Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (this prayer is optional and may be said after all Glory Be to the Fathers.....) O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.
THE HAIL MARY:
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.
DECADE PRAYER - (prayer for priests):
God, our Father, please send us holy priests, all for the sacred and eucharistic heart of Jesus, all for the sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary, in union with saint Joseph. Amen.
THE SALVE REGINA (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! V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY:
O God, by the life, death and resurrection of Your only begotten Son, You purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You that while meditation on these mysteries of the Holy rosary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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 indifferences whereby 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. "Let this prayer be echoed all over the world." - Mary Fatima Prayer: My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to Your protection, implored Your help, or sought Your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To You we come; before You we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in Your mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.
WHY the daily rosary?
Our Lady has 117 titles. She selected this title at Fatima: "I am the Lady of the Rosary." St. Francis de Sales said the greatest method of praying IS- Pray the Rosary. St. Thomas Aquinas preached 40 straight days in Rome Italy on just the Hail Mary. St. John Vianney, patron of priest, was seldom seen without a rosary in his hand. "The rosary is the scourge of the devil" -- Pope Adrian VI "The rosary is a treasure of graces" -- Pope Paul V
Padra Pio the stigmatic priest said: "The Rosary is THE WEAPON" Pope Leo XIII wrote 9 encyclicals on the rosary. Pope John XXIII spoke 38 times about our Lady and the Rosary. he prayed 15 decades daily. St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort wrote: "The rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who so loves His Mother." MARY, QUEEN OF THE HOLY ANGELS -- PRAY FOR US! "Jesus, Mary, I Love You, Save Souls" J.M.J. = JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH - the Holy Family......