How to pray the Holy Rosary – Guide to recite the catholic rosary

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One of the best ways to honour the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ is through the Rosary. A tradition that has been developed for many years by the Catholic Church and that allows us to have a closer encounter with the Virgin Mary. So we invite you to continue reading to teach you how to pray the rosary.


What is the main purpose of praying the Holy Rosary and when to do it?

At the moment of praying the Rosary, we are discovering and recognizing all the sacrifices that Jesus made for all of us. In this way, we enter into his life, his death, and the day of his resurrection, glorifying and praising him from the earth. In addition, we also honour the Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord, who always remained faithful by her side.

When we take a few minutes of our time and pray the Rosary, thousands of blessings descend upon us. In the same way, we find the calm and peace that we so much need in times of anguish or affliction. While we can also intercede for our relatives and loved ones so that God and the Virgin grant all peace to their souls.

You need to know that you can pray the Rosary whenever you deserve it, whether you are going to carry out an important project and need to entrust yourself to the Creator or simply to give thanks for all that God has granted you. Likewise, you can pray to ask for world peace, especially in these chaotic times that humanity is facing.

The correct way to pray the Holy Rosary

Performing the prayer of the Holy Rosary is something very simple to carry out, it is enough that you have a lot of faith and carry out each of the steps that we will indicate below. So the first thing you must do is cross yourself through the sign of the cross: By the sign of the Holy Cross, deliver us from our enemies Lord, our God, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer to start praying the Holy Rosary

Lord Jesus, I come before you; just as I am.

I ask your forgiveness for my sins, I repent of them,

Please forgive me.

In your name I forgive all those who have offended me,

I renounce sin, Satan, evil spirits and

to all his works.

I give myself completely to you with all my being.

Lord Jesus now and always, I invite you to come into my life.

I accept you as my Lord, God and Savior.

Heal me, change me, strengthen me, in body, soul and spirit!

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood, and fill me with

Holy Spirit.

I love you, Lord Jesus, I praise you, Lord Jesus and

I thank you, I will follow you every day of my life.



Mary my mother.

Queen of Peace, of the angels and of all the saints, help me.



Offer and Request

In this part, you are going to make all the pleas and prayers for the Virgin Mary to intercede for you and help you get out of all the difficulties you may be facing. Likewise, you need to pray with great devotion and also give thanks for all the good things in your life, so that everything continues to go well and there is no lack of health or bread in your home. It is very important that all this comes from the bottom of your heart and that there is a lot of humility in each of your words.

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The mysteries of the Holy Rosary

In this section, the mysteries that you will proceed to pray depending on the day of the week in which you find yourself are presented. In all of them, you will be able to appreciate the life of Jesus Christ from the beginning in Bethlehem, until his last days.

Monday and Saturday: Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin Elizabeth.
  2. The birth of the Son of God in the portal of Bethlehem.
  3. The presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
  4. The Child Jesus lost and found in the Temple.

Tuesday and Friday: Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. Prayer in the Garden.
  2. The scourging of Jesus tied to the column.
  3. The crowning with thorns.
  4. Jesus carrying the cross on his way to Calvary.
  5. The crucifixion and death of Jesus.

Wednesday and Sunday: Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection of the Son of God.
  2. The Ascension of the Lord to heaven.
  3. The coming of the Holy Spirit.
  4. The Assumption of Mary into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen and Lady of all creation.

Thursday: Luminous Mysteries

  1. The Baptism in the Jordan.
  2. The wedding at Cana.
  3. The announcement of the Kingdom of God.
  4. The Transfiguration.
  5. The establishment of the Eucharist.

How to start then?

Now that you know all the mysteries and the corresponding days to pray them, you have to place yourself on the list of the day that corresponds to you and start with the first mystery. To fulfil this, you have to first pray an Our Father and 10 Hail Marys, all this with the help of the Rosary, which you can buy at any religious store.

After you have finished, you should outline the following out loud:

“Mary, mother of grace and mother of mercy, in life and in death protect us, Great Lady.”

“Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your infinite mercy, Amen.”

Now, you must continue in the same way but with the four remaining mysteries, until you finish all the five mysteries of the day that corresponds to you. At the end, you must mention the following:

“Sorrowful and immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who take refuge in You.”

“Mother of God and our Mother, save us, by the flame of love of your immaculate heart, by this Holy Rosary we tie our family, our community, our country and the entire world to your immaculate heart. save us!”

Guidelines you must follow to finish

To complete the prayer of the Holy Rosary, you must perform an Our Father, three Hail Marys and a Glory: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, now and forever, forever and ever. Amen.

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Also, you must pray the Salve Regina which says the following:

God save you, Queen and Mother of mercy, life, sweetness and our hope, God save you.

To you we call the exiled children of Eve; to you we sigh, moaning and crying, in this valley of tears. She is, then, Lady, our lawyer, she returns to us those your merciful eyes, and, after this exile, show us Jesus, blessed fruit of your womb. Oh merciful, oh pious, oh sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.


Finally, you must make a Prayer for after the Rosary, repeating the words that we show you below:

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death and Resurrection has earned us the prize of eternal blessedness, grant us who meditate on the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary, imitate what is contained in them and achieve what they promise. , by the same Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


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Lauretan Litanies

To complement the prayer of the Holy Rosary, you must say out loud the following Lauretan Litanies that consist of praises and supplications dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us
Christ, hear us

Heavenly Father God.
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world.
Have mercy on us.
God Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God.

Holy Mary,
Pray for us
Holy Mother of God,
Pray for us
Holy Virgin of Virgins,
Pray for us 
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of Mercy
, Mother of Divine Grace,
Mother of Hope
, Most Pure Mother,
Most chaste
Mother, Ever-virgin
Mother, Immaculate
Mother, Lovable Mother,
Admirable Mother,
Mother of good advice,
Mother of the Creator,
Mother of the Savior,
Most Prudent Virgin,
Virgin worthy of veneration,
Virgin worthy of praise,
Virgin, Merciful
Virgin, Faithful Virgin ,
Mirror of Justice,
Throne of Wisdom,
Cause of our Joy,
Spiritual Vessel,
Vessel Worthy of Honour,
Signature Vessel of Devotion,
Mystic 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 migrants
, 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 Holy Rosary,
Queen of the family,
Queen of peace.



“Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. Forgive us, Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. Hear us, Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, Holy Mother of God. So that we are worthy of achieving the promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen”.


“We ask you, Lord, grant us your servants, enjoy perpetual health of soul and body, and through the glorious intercession of the blessed ever-Virgin Mary, let us be freed from present sadness and enjoy eternal joy. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”.


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Now, pray an Our Father, a Hail Mary and a Glory Be, for the intentions of the Pope, and the blessed souls in purgatory. All this, accompanied by the following prayer:

“Lord Jesus, may our feet go together, may our hands gather together, may our hearts beat in unison, may our interior feel the same, may the thought of our minds be one, may our gazes penetrate deeply, merging into one. another and that our lips beg together the eternal Father to obtain mercy. Amen.

Final prayer dedicated to Saint Joseph

Oh God, that in your ineffable providence you have deigned to choose the Lord Saint Joseph, husband of the Most Holy Mother and Father of Jesus, grant us, we beg you, that the one we venerate as protector on earth, we deserve to have him as intercessor in heaven. That you live and reign forever and ever. Amen.


Final prayer to the Virgin Mary

Sweet Mother, do not walk away, do not turn your eyes away from me, come with me everywhere and never just leave me, since you protect me as much as a true Mother, make me bless the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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Why should we pray the Holy Rosary?

One of the most important reasons to do so is because our Mother the Virgin Mary promised her children many blessings and good wishes for those who pray with great faith and devotion. So by praying the Rosary constantly, the grace of the Blessed Virgin Mary will descend on you and on the beings for whom you ask for blessings and protection.

Among the promises that the Virgin made if we pray the Rosary, are the following:

  • Thousands of special thanks to those who fervently pray the Holy Rosary.
  • Protection and divine grace of the Blessed Virgin.
  • Destruction of vices, sins and heresies.
  • Virtue and abundant good works for the souls, who will sanctify themselves by praying the Rosary.
  • Every soul that entrusts itself to the Virgin in the Holy Rosary will not perish.
  • Every person who prays the Rosary with faith will not know misfortune, and will have eternal life.
  • The devotees of the Holy Rosary will not perish without the Holy Sacraments.
  • Those who fervently pray the Rosary will find the light of God at the moment of their death, finding the way to paradise.
  • People who pray with faith will be free to go to purgatory.
  • The children who pray the Rosary will deserve a high degree of Glory in heaven.
  • All requests and blessings will be granted if the Rosary is prayed.
  • People who make the Rosary known to their neighbors will be assisted by the Virgin in all their needs and sufferings.

Now that you know the correct way to pray the Holy Rosary, we recommend that you start quickly. And also, share what you have learned with your family and loved ones so that together they pray and receive the thousands of blessings from the Father and the Blessed Virgin Mary.