HOW TO PRAY THE HOLY ROSARY

Cómo rezar el Rosario1.- By the sign of the Holy Cross,  From our enemies  Deliver us Oh Lord our God,  In the name of The father, The son and The Holy Spirit. Amen

2.- Pray the act of contrition: O my God, I am heartfully sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment, but most of all because I have offended Thee my God, Who is all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

3.- Pray three hail Mary and a glory: 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, 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. 

4.- Depending on the day of the week, we choose a Mistery to meditate, as explained below. After saying the first Mistery, pray an "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.

Here is a brief listing and description of all twenty Mysteries.

The Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)
◦The Annunciation: The Archangel Gabriel "announces" to Mary that she shall conceive the Son of God.
◦The Visitation: Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist.
◦The Nativity: Jesus is born.
◦The Presentation: Mary and Joseph "present" Jesus in the Temple where they meet Simeon.
◦The Finding in the Temple: After losing Him, Mary and Joseph find young Jesus teaching the Rabbis in the Temple.

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)
◦The Baptism in the Jordan: The voice of the Father declares Jesus the beloved Son.
◦The Wedding at Cana: Christ changes water into wine, his first public miracle.
◦The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus calls to conversion (cf. Mk 1:15) and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him.
◦The Transfiguration: The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ.
◦The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus offers the first Mass at the Last Supper with his apostles, establishing the sacramental foundation for all Christian living.

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday, Friday)
◦The Agony in the Garden: Jesus sweats water and blood while praying the night before his passion.
◦The Scourging at the Pillar: Pilate has Jesus whipped.
◦The Crowning with Thorns: Roman soldiers crown Jesus' head with thorns.
◦The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus meets His mother and falls three times on the way up Calvary.
◦The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies before His mother and His apostle John.

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday, Sunday)
◦The Resurrection: Jesus rises from the dead.
◦The Ascension: Jesus leaves the Apostles and bodily "ascends" to heaven.
◦The Descent of the Holy Spirit: The Apostles receive the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire in the upper room with Mary.
◦The Assumption: Mary is taken bodily--assumed--into heaven by God at the end of her life here on earth.
◦The Coronation: Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.

5.- Pray 10 Hail Mary, 1 glory and afterwards, "Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy,  shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death. Amen."

6.- Say the second Mistery and pray 1 Our Father.

7.- Pray 10 Hail Mary, 1 glory and afterwards, "Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy,  shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death. Amen."

8.- Say the third Mistery and pray 1 Our Father.

9.- Pray 10 Hail Mary, 1 glory and afterwards, "Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy,  shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death. Amen."

10.- Say the fourth Mistery and pray 1 Our Father.

11.- Pray 10 Hail Mary, 1 glory and afterwards, "Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy,  shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death. Amen."

12.- Say the fifth Mistery and pray 1 Our Father.

13.- Pray 10 Hail Mary, 1 glory and afterwards, "Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy,  shield me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of my death. Amen."

14.- Pray these three Hail Mary:

Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father, 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.
Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son, 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.
Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost, 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.

15.- Finally, pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 Lord have mercy.
 Christ have mercy.
 Lord have mercy.
 Christ hear us.
 Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
 God the Holy Spirit,
 Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,
pray for us.
 Holy Mother of God,
 Holy Virgin of virgins,
 Mother of Christ,
 Mother of the Church,
 Mother of divine grace,
 Mother most pure,
 Mother most chaste,
 Mother inviolate,
 Mother undefiled,
 Mother most amiable,
 Mother admirable,
 Mother of good counsel,
 Mother of our Creator,
 Mother of our Saviour,
 Mother of mercy,
 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,
 Comfort 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 families,
 Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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