On the beads, we pray the Hail Mary, in sets of ten Hail Marys, called decades. Each Mystery decade, has a mystery within that mystery.
There is a different mystery for each decade to know more about Jesus, Mary, and God Almighty.
Each decade is framed by an Our Father, Doxology (Glory Be), and the Fatima Prayer.
While praying these prayers, reflect on the mysteries also known as the events in Jesus’ life.
Holy Mysteries of The Rosary
Joyful Mysteries – Monday & Saturday
The Birth of Our Lord
Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Sorrowful Mysteries – Tuesday & Friday
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
Glorious Mysteries – Wednesday & Sunday
The Resurrection of Jesus from Hell
The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth
Luminous Mysteries (Light) – Thursday
Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan
Jesus at the wedding in Cana and first miracle
Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with the call to conversion
Jesus institutes the Church and Eucharist (Paschal Mystery), and gives the Church the Key to the Kingdom of Heaven
Make the Sign of The Cross
In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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.
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. (For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and forever.) Amen.
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.
Doxology – 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, world without end. Amen.
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy. (See Vatican Definitions Heaven, Hell, Purgatory)
Hail Holy Queen Prayer
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. 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.
Let Us Pray (From the Breviary)
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.
Prayer to Archangel St. Michael for Protection
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power of God,
Cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls!