Basic Rosary Guide - Prayers

Basic Rosary Prayers. A short guide on how to pray a rosary and the basic prayers that are used.

Basic Rosary Guide - Prayers

Basic Rosary Guide - Prayers


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 is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will 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.


Or Psalm 70: “O God, come my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.”


The Our Father Prayer (Opening, then at the beginning of each decade.)

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 Hail Mary Prayer

(First three small beads. Intentions of the Holy Father. Hope, Faith, and Charity) * then as per each mystery in the following pages for each bead on 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.


The Glory Be Prayer (The Doxology) (and at the end of each decade)

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.


The Fatima prayer (end of each decade)

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.

Concluding Prayer(end of each decade)


Each decade has a specific concluding prayer that is recited to emphasize the fruit of the mystery. They are included in each of the following pages.


The Hail Holy Queen Prayer (At the end of the rosary)

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 vale of tears; turn, then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards 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.


"Let Us Pray" From the Breviary (At the end of the rosary)

Let us pray, O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and Resurrection, has purchased for us the reward of eternal salvation. Grant we beseech Thee that while meditating upon 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.


The Saint Michael Prayer (At the end of the rosary)

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and the snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Joyful Mysteries (Monday)