How to pray the rosary

Here we will explain how to say the rosary step by step. In the bottom of the page you will find the document “how to pray the rosary pamphlet”, a printable version of the same information.

The rosary prayer consists in meditate upon the most important moments of the Christian faith (rosary mysteries) while saying traditional prayers.

Basically, in this prayer we have an introduction and the rosary mysteries:

Rosary Prayer Step By Step

The prayers of the rosary:

Sign of the cross:

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated 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.

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.

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 our death. Amen.

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.

Fatima prayer:

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 your Mercy. Amen.

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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.


Mysteries of the Rosary

The most important moments of Jesus’ life are divided in four set of mysteries: Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous. We can meditate upon several mysteries in a day, but each day of the week is associated to a specific group of mysteries.

Glorious Mysteries

Joyful Mysteries

Sorrowful MysteriesLuminous Mysteries



How to pray the rosary pamphlet – Prayers

How to pray the rosary_Prayers

How to pray the rosary pamphlet – Mysteries

How to pray the rosary_Mysteries Meditation

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But if you are still not sure how to do it, below we found good rosary prayers online. With this help you won’t feel alone and confuse 🙂

Glorious mysteries:

Joyful Mysteries:

Sorrowful Mysteries:

Luminous Mysteries:

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