On the single bead just above the cross pray the our father this and all prayers of the rosary are meditative prayers. Make the sign of the cross.
Say a prayer for the pope.
How to pray the rosary. Familiarize yourself and or your group with the prayers of the rosary. Holding the crucifix say the apostles creed. Many catholics add the fatima prayer after the glory be and before the next our father.
Say the glory be. Although a decade is 10 these 12 prayers form a decade of the rosary. By fulfilling these simple but often difficult conditions you merit the grace to release one soul from purgatory.
How to pray the rosary the rosary is divided into five groups of ten beads called decades. O my jesus forgive us our sins save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven especially those in most need of thy mercy. Say one hail mary on each of the next three beads.
Step by step instructions for praying the rosary. The nice thing about the rosary is that you can basically pray it anywhere. On the first bead say an our father.
Walking alone sitting on a park bench while contemplating nature in the solitude of your room with friends in a group in your parish and my favorite before the blessed sacrament. As we pray the rosary we meditate on the events of our lord s life and passion which are called mysteries. Receive holy communion on the day you pray the rosary.
It s recommended that you pray the rosary in a calm quiet place where there will not be interruptions. Begin by holding the crucifix saying in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit making the sign of the cross while doing that then say the apostles creed. The repetition of the prayers assists in this prayerful meditation.
While we are free to ask god to apply this grace to a particular soul god can do as he pleases according to his will and mercy.