Family Prayer Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

Renewing Families through Intercession

The Prayers of the Holy Rosary

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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and 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.

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 Hail Mary

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 death. Amen.

The 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.


*The Blessed Virgin at Fatima requested we pray after each decade:

"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy."

The Hail, Holy Queen

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 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!

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

Let us pray.

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.

Blessed Pope John Paul II suggests the Joyful mysteries be said on Mondays and Saturdays, the Luminous mysteries on Thursdays, the Sorrowful mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Glorious mysteries on Wednesdays and Sundays (except: Sundays of the Advent and Christmas - The Joyful, and Sundays of Lent - Sorrowful)




(Mondays and Saturdays, may be said on Sundays of Advent and Christmas):

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple



1. The Baptism in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Eucharist


(Tuesdays and Fridays, may be said on Sundays of Lent):

1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion


(Wednesdays and Sundays):

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mar


To obtain the indulgences attached to praying the Rosary, pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, by reciting 1 "Our Father", 1 "Hail Mary", and one "Glory Be".

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

Praying the Holy Rosary

(At the heart of praying the holy Rosary is meditation on the saving mysteries of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

The Rosary is comprised of three parts:

On the crucifix: The Apostles Creed
Large bead: 1 “Our Father”
Three small beads: 3 “Hail Marys”
Glory Be

For each of the five decades, pray:

1 "Our Father"

10 "Hail Mary's" and

1 "Glory Be"

After each Mystery, pray the "Fatima Prayer."

At the end of five decades, pray:

The Hail, Holy Queen, and the prayers that follow.


(Litany of Loreto)

Lord, have mercy.      Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.    Christ, have mercy.

Lord, 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 most admirable,         “

Mother of good counsel,        “

Mother of our Creator,          “

Mother of our Savior,            “

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 honor,                     “

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,                      “

Comforter 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, You take away sins of the world,         spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,   graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Your take away the sins of the world,  have mercy on us.

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

Let us pray:

Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we, your servants,
may enjoy unfailing health of mind and body;
and by the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
free us from our sorrows in this life, and eternal happiness in the next.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer to St. Michael

St. 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 power of God cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.



In the thirteenth century, Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan received these promises from Our Lady for all those who faithfully pray the Rosary:

1) To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.

2) Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.

3) The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.

4) The rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men 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) Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.

6) Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.

7) Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8) Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.

9) I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.

10) True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.

11) What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.

12) To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.

13) I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.

14) Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.

15) Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.