Praying the Rosary
Begin with the cross
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker 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, dead and buried. On the third day He rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From there He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints and forgiveness of sin, and the resurrection of the body. Amen.
Bead following the Cross
The Lord’s Prayer
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 or daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
3 beginning beads
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you 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. Luke 1: 42
Last single bead
(before the decades begin)
Pray “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14
1st bead of each decade
Read the day’s scripture passage (given in next chapter) or meditate on the event recounted in that passage
10 beads of each decade grouping
Pray “Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, pray for us sinners (or name a designated person).”