Begin by praying the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Pray one 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.
Next, you will begin to pray the Mysteries, or decades, of the Rosary.
It is suggested you focus on the mysteries according to the day of the week you are praying.
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Monday and Saturday)
1. The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38) 2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56) 3. The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21) 4. The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38) 5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (Tuesday and Friday)
1. The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56) 2. Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26) 3. Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31) 4. Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32) 5. The Crucifixion of Our Lord(Matthew 27:33-56)
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (Wednesday and Sunday)
1. The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29) 2. The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53) 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41) 4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven 5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary (Thursday)
1. The Baptism of Our Lord in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16) 2. The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (John 2:1-11) 3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15) 4. The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8) 5. The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26)
Pray 10 Hail Mary’s for each of the 10 beads in the decade
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. After, pray one 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, a world without end. Amen.
Conclude the decade with the Fatima Prayer O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.