July 5, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

 

The Rosary is a set of prayers, recited in a particulat order, which serve as an opportunity for meditation and reflection on the mysteries of the rosary.  If you are wondering how to pray the rosary prayer, you're not alone; with over 80 prayers, the rosary may seem intimidating.  If fact, the prayers are relatively easy to remember,  especially if you have rosary beads to guide you.  Here are the rosary prayers in proper order:

Introduction:  Begin by making the Sign of the Cross and then reciting the Apostle's Creed.  Then say the "Our Father", three "Hail Marys" ,one "Glory Be" and the "Fatima Prayer".

Decades:  Begin each decade with the announcement of the mystery and an "Our Father".  This is followed by ten "Hail Marys" and then a "Glory Be" and the "Fatima Prayer".

Conclusion:  Recite the "Hail Holy Queen,"  "O God, Whose..." and perform the Sign of the Cross once more.