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The world is always in turmoil but today the most horrible, unthinkable things are happening all around it. For those of us who aren't in a war zone or worried about not having enough food to eat, our ordinary everyday lives can still be a challenge. What can we do to help? Prayer can be a source of help to some of us. To say the Rosary you need not be Catholic to join in. You don't have to own a set of Rosary beads. All you need is to prayer with us. ~Jan at Rosary Radio

This is how to say the Holy Rosary

Click and pray along. Prays and mysteries are below.

The rosary is a form of combined prayer and meditation that has been around for over 1200 years.  The origin of the rosary dates back to the ninth century where Irish monks would recite and chant the 150 Psalms of the Bible as a major part of their worship.

Using your right hand to make the sign of the cross. If you have a set of Rosary beads, take the crucifix, and say "In the Name of the Father,' touching your forehead at the mention of the Father, 'and of the Son,' the lower middle of your chest at the mention of the Son, and touch the left shoulder on the word "Holy"  and the right shoulder on the word "Spirit."

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


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; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth 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.

On the first single bead just above the cross, pray the THE 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.
The next cluster has 3 beads. The "Hail Mary" prayer is said on these three beads.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst 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.

On the chain or cord after the three beads, say the Glory be to the Father.

Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. 

AND now the O my Jesus:

O my Jesus, Forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.

First Decade:  On the next bead, which is a single bead, you announce the first Mystery, we'll say today is Tuesday and so we do the Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary on Tuesdays;

(Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Tuesday & Friday
The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
Jesus Carried the Cross
The Crucifixion of our Lord)

The Agony of Jesus in the Garden, when his trusted friends, the Apostles fell asleep, leaving him all alone (Mark 14:32-42).

Now say the "Our Father" 

Now this will bring you to the first decade, or set of 10 beads of the Rosary.  You will then pray 10 "Hail Marys".

After the ten Hail Marys' say the Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus.

Second decade: On the next bead starting the second decade of the we say the Second Sorrowful Mystery:

The Second Sorrowful Mystery is the Scourging at the Pillar at the order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:1-6).
Now the: Our Father
And the 10 Hail Marys. 
Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus.

Third decade:  On the next bead starting the third decade of the we say the Third Sorrowful Mystery:

The Third Sorrowful Mystery is the Crowning of Thorns (John 19:1-6).

Say:  Our Father

And 10 Hail Marys.

AND Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus.

Fourth decade:  The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery:

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery recalls Jesus' Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-27).

Our Father

And 10 Hail Marys.

AND Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus.

Fifth decade:  The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery:

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery is the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (Matthew 27:33-54).

 Our Father

And 10 Hail Marys.

AND Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus.

And now we are at the end of the Rosary where you finish with the Hail Holy Queen and the sign of the Cross.

  Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, 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.
R> 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!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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

 God Bless.

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