With the Crucifix make THE SIGN OF THE CROSS:                                                                                                                                                                                In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  

On the blue bead recite THE FIAT PRAYER:

Most Holy Spirit, help me to relive, in union with Mary,

the joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries of Jesus. 

Grant that I may be inspired by the Faith of my Baptism,

nourished by the Eucharist, and renewed in the grace of Pentecost,

so as to live, in word and deed, always and everywhere,

as a faithful witness of Christ and of the love of His Divine Heart.    Amen.


On the yellow bead recite this simple CREED:  

I believe in God the Father, Maker of our world so wide.

I believe in Jesus Christ, who for me was crucified.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, sent by God to be my guide.

I believe in the Catholic Church and all the saints in heaven too.

I know that God forgives my sins and helps me to begin anew. 


On the red bead recite in your own wordsa prayer of thanksgiving: 

                 I thank you Jesus for….


 On the white bead recite in your own wordsa prayer of petition.  

                            I ask you Jesus for….  


 On the Medal and said but once in this rosary recite:                                                    

 OUR FATHER who art in heaven, holy is your name. 

Your kingdom come, Your 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.  

Starting with the BLUE BEADS, announce the first mystery, (the Annunciation…) read the scriptural meditation provided.    Then recite three HAIL MARYS and a short GLORY BE.  Repeat this process for all twelve mysteries.  (Below the Hail Mary and short Glory Be)

HAIL MARY full of grace the Lord is with you;

blessed are you among women,

and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. 

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

GLORY BE to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  

View all 12 mysteries -Joyful – Luminous – Sorrowful – Glorious – with depictions and meditations by clicking on respective tabs above on this blog.

ENDING PRAYERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On the white bead recite the FATIMA PRAYER:                                                                                                                                                                                                     *O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell,                                                                                                          and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

 On the red bead:  St. Joseph Guardian of the Holy Family, protect us.

 On the yellow bead:  St. Michael the Archangel, from the powers of evil defend us.

 On the blue bead:  All the Angels and the Saints, pray for us.

End with the Sign of the Cross:  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   Amen.


*The Creed from Liguori Publications & *the Fatima Prayer were added with permission.

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