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Let Us Pray with Mary to God The Father...Amen

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How To Pray the Rosary

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Familiarize yourself and/or your group with the prayers of the rosary (Apostles' Creed, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, Hail, Holy Queen).

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed.
  3. On the first bead, say an Our Father.
  4. Say one Hail Mary on each of the next three beads.
  5. On the next bead, say the Glory Be
  6. For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery (perhaps followed by a brief reading from Scripture) then say the Our Father.

(After finishing each decade, some 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.)

  1. For each of the beads in the decade, say the Hail Mary, while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be.
  2. After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:

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, whose Only Begotten Son,
by his life, Death, and Resurrection,
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life,
grant, we beseech thee,
that while meditating on 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.

 Conclude the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross.

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