Skip to Content

Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary

The Mysteries traditionally adhere to certain days of the week.
Order Prayers of the Rosary
How to Pray the Rosary
  • Begin by making the Sign of the Cross.
  • I offer up this Rosary for __________;
    I do this with full confidence in God's wisdom and unconditional love, because:

  1. Holding the crucifix pray the Apostles’ Creed.
  2. On the first bead pray the Our Father.
  3. On the next three beads pray the Hail Mary.
    • For the gift of Faith from the Holy Spirit:
    • For the gift of Hope from Jesus Christ:
    • For the gift of Love from God the Father:
  4. On the last bead pray the Glory Be.
  5. Announce the first mystery and pray one Our Father
  6. Ten Hail Mary’s
  7. Glory Be
  8. The Fatima Prayer is optional.
  9. Pray the Second Mystery
  10. Pray the Third Mystery
  11. Pray the Fourth Mystery
  12. Pray the Fifth Mystery
  13. Pray the following:
    • Hail, Holy Queen
    • Closing Prayer
    • Finish by making the Sign of the Cross
  • Sign of the Cross

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


  • Apostles’ Creed

    I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Fatima Prayer

    O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.


  • 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. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!

  • Closing Prayer

  • Let us pray. 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

    May the divine assistance remain always with you.

    May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.