The repetition of the prayers assists in this prayerful meditation. The following three beads symbolize three hail marys.
Say the o my jesus prayer requested by mary at fatima announce the next mystery.
How to pray the rosary in english. The rosary in essence is a compendium of the gospel and leads us through the intercession of our lady to contemplate jesus christ. The hail holy queen and final prayer make the sign of the cross. This group of prayers is finished with a glory be.
Say the glory be optional. Say the closing prayers. Take the first bead of the rosary and begin by praying an our father.
Begin by praying the sign of the cross. As we pray the rosary we meditate on the events of our lord s life and passion which are called mysteries. Then say the our father and repeat these steps 6 through 8 as you continue through the remaining mysteries.
Traditionally they are offered to increase the faith hope and love of those who pray the rosary and for the intentions of the holy father the pope.