A complete guide for praying
The Rosary for Life

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How to pray the Holy Rosary


1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles’ Creed.
2. Pray the Our Father.
3. Pray three Hail Marys.
4. Pray the Glory Be to the Father.
5. Present your intentions to Our Lady; introduce the title
of the First Mystery and begin by praying the Our Father.
6. Then follow with ten Hail Marys, while meditating
on the Mystery.
7. Conclude the Mystery with the Glory Be to the Father
and the O My Jesus.
8. Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 for the
Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries.
9. After completing the five Mysteries finish with the
Hail, Holy Queen and the Concluding Prayer of the Rosary,
and close with the Sign of the Cross.


 

A Rosary for Life

Glory and praise to you, Lord God, our Creator. We, your daughters and sons,
come here to this place of death in prayerful love so that our unborn brothers
and sisters will not die without love and prayer. We believe that you are always
present, particularly in the midst of sorrow and suffering.
We ask you to bless us, to lift up our hearts to you and to consecrate and accept
this hour of reparation in atonement for the great evil which takes place within
this building. We come together to bear public witness to your great love and
mercy which can move hearts and forgive sins.
We ask for the intercession of the holiest of mothers, your mother, the Blessed
Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the
unborn, and your first protector, St. Joseph that they will join their prayers with
ours to bring an end to our nation’s slaughter of our innocents. Amen.


 

The Sign of the Cross

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


 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come 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 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 to the Father

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.


 

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell.
Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy.
Amen.


 

Hail Holy Queen

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. Hail 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.


 

Concluding Prayer of the Rosary

Eternal Father, as we conclude the Precious Blood Way of the
Cross, we offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
the merits, love and sufferings of His Sacred Heart, the tears and
sorrows of our Immaculate Mother, that we who rejoice in Thy
loving care may obtain the grace of Resurrection for ourselves
and those who have suffered the horrors of abortion here, at this
spot, today. Through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


 

The Mysteries of the Rosary

A Note on What Days to Pray the Traditional Mysteries of the Holy Rosary:
The Joyful Mysteries are commonly said on Monday and Thursday;
the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday;
the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Saturday.
On Sunday any of the above may be said.

 


 

Additional Prayers

The Memorare

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known in any age,
that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was abandoned.
Inspired with confidence, therefore, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come,
before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful; do not, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise my prayers,
but graciously hear and grant them.
Amen.


 

The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

V. Lord, have mercy on us,
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us,
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. God the Father of Heaven,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Holy Spirit,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Holy Trinity, one God,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Holy Mary,
R. Pray for us. (Repeat after each invocation)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of peace.

V. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
R. Spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants, may enjoy
continual health of mind and body; and by the glorious intercession of Blessed
Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow, and enjoy eternal gladness.
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.


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