How to Pray the Rosary

The Mysteries of the Rosary:

The Prayers of the Rosary:

How to pray the Rosary

1. Make the sign of the cross and say the Apostles Creed
2. Say the Our Father
3. Say the Hail Mary
4. Say the Glory be to the Father
5. Announce the first Mystery and say the Our Father
6. Say the Hail Mary while meditating on the mystery
7. Say the Our Father (this is one decade)
8. After each decade say the following
prayer requested by the
Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima:

"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."

9. Announce the second mystery; then say the "Our Father."
Repeat steps 6, 7 and 8 and continue with the third, fourth
and fifth Mysteries in the same manner.
10. When the decades have been finished, the
Hail Holy Queen is said, thus ending the rosary.
11. As a general rule, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday
and Thursday; the Sorrowful mysteries on Tuesday and Friday;
the Glorious mysteries on Wednesday and Saturday.

A big thank you to Kludge. Visit his rosary page.

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