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How to pray the Holy Rosary? Pray with your heart On 1.  Make the Sign of the Cross and say the ´Apostles´ Creed´  On 2. Say the ´Our Father´ On 3. Say the three greetings and three ´Hail Mary´  On 4. Say the ´Glory be to the Father´ and the 'Saint Michael' On 5. Announce the First Mystery; then say the ´Our Father´ On 6. Say on the ten beads ten ‘Hail Mary´ while meditating on the Mystery. On 7. Say the ´Glory be to the Father´   and the 'O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, ... ' On 8.   Announce the Second Mystery, then say the ´Our Father´   Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with announcing the Third, the Fourth and the Fifth Mysteries in the same way. On 1. End with a special prayer of the heart Make the Sign of the Cross en thank God The 15 promises of the Holy Rosary (see below or click) The joyful mysteries (Monday and Saturday) The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday) 1. The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary 1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane 2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth 2. Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar 3. The Birth of Our Lord Jesus 3. Jesus is Crowned With Thorns 4. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple  4. Jesus Carries His Cross to Calvary 5. The Finding Jesus in the Temple 5. The Crucifixion of Jesus The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday) The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday) 1. The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus 1. The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan 2. The Ascension of Jesus 2. The Wedding at Cana, when Christ Manifested Himself 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost 3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God 4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven 4. The Transfiguration of Jesus 5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven   5. The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist Make the Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 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 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; the third day He arose again from the dead, He ascended into Heaven, and is seated 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. The Three Greetings and The Hail Mary I greet you, Mary, daughter of G´d the Father - Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee, blessed are 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. I greet you, Mary, mother of G´d the Son - Hail Mary … I greet you, Mary, bride of G´d the Holy Spirit - Hail Mary … Glory be to the Father 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. Prayer to Saint Michael Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the Day of Battle, be our safeguard 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 Power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Prayer to Jesus Requested By Our Lady of Fatima O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, take all souls to Heaven, and help especially those most in need of Your mercy. Prayer 1 for after The Holy Rosary O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, 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 2 for after The Holy Rosary Hail! Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope, To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your 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. Amen. Prayer 3 for after The Holy Rosary Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send nów Your Spirit over the earth, Let the Holy Spirit live, in the hearts of áll nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war, May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen. The 15 promisses of the Holy Rosary 1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive powerful graces. 2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Holy Rosary. 3. The Holy Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin and defeat heresies. 4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish, it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God, it will withdraw the hearts of people from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means. 5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish. 6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life. 7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church. 8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the Saints in Paradise. 9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary. 10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven. 11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary. 12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities. 13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death 14. All who recite the Rosary are my children, and brothers and sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ. 15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination. The blessings of the Holy Rosary 1. Sinners are forgiven 2. Souls that thirst are refreshed. 3. Those who are fettered have their bonds broken 4. Those who weep find happiness 5. Those who are tempted find peace 6. The poor find help 7. Religious are reformed 8. Those who are ignorant are instructed 9. The living learn to overcome pride 10. The dead (the Holy Souls) have their pains eased by suffrages The benefits of the Holy Rosary 1. It gradually gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ 2. It purifies our souls, washing away sin 3. It gives us victory over all our enemies 4. It makes it easy for us to practice virtue 5. It sets us on fire with love of Our Lord 6. It enriches us with graces and merits 7. It supplies us with what is needed to pay all our debts to God and to our fellow men; and finally it obtains all kinds of graces for us from Almighty God
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