The Holy Rosary Prayers

How to pray the Rosary

How to pray the Rosary

The Virgin Mary said to blessed Alain de la Roche (in the XV century):

“The soul that is entrusted by the Rosary will not perish.”

“I very soon liberate from purgatory the devout souls of my Rosary.”

“Everything that is asked of me with the Rosary will be achieved promptly.”

To start:

• Sign of the Cross

• Act of Contrition

• Apostles' Creed

In every mystery:

• Fruit of the mystery (for example, for the first joyful mystery: “The joy of our faith”)

• Our Father

• 10 Hail Marys (meditating the mystery)

• Glory Be

• Decade Prayer

To end:

• Invocations:

  “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”


  “Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You.”

  “Sacred Heart of Mary, pray for us.”

  “St. Joseph, protect us.”

  “Holy Guardian Angels, watch over us.”

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

The intentions:

We can also ask for an intention for the entire novena, the Rosary, or in each mystery or decade.

How to improve the prayer of the Holy Rosary

"Make time for the Lord every day. Do not let this flower that is prayer wither, water it constantly. Prayer clears the mind, strengthens the spirit, and opens the heart. What value prayer has for the Lord, you cannot imagine it, my children, that is why I ask of you so much prayer!"