How to Pray the Rosary

We can understand the state of the world today through the messages of Our Lady in Medjugorje. Our Lady has said:


January 25, 1991

“…God sent me to you so that I can help you. If you wish to, grasp for the Rosary. Already, the Rosary alone can do miracles in the world and in your lives…”

Our Lady says that the Rosary can do miracles in the world and in our lives. So how does this show us the state of the world? Because Our Lady in Medjugorje said:’


March 18, 1992

“…I beseech you to take the Rosary in your hands now more than ever before….”


So if the Rosary alone can do miracles in the world, and Our Lady says to take the Rosary in our hands like never before, what does this say of the state of the world?


This simple “How To…” on praying the Rosary is for your spiritual help and for you to spread to others.


Please feel free to print this out and pass to all your family and friends. The Prayers of the Rosary precede the diagram on how to pray.


The Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Birth of Jesus
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  5. The Finding in the Temple


The Luminous Mysteries

  1. The Baptism in the Jordan
  2.  The Miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper


The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. 1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion


The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on Our Lady and the Apostles
  4. The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven
  5. The Coronation of Our Lady Queen of Heaven

The Prayers of the Rosary


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 from the dead. 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 the life everlasting. Amen

The Our Father (Lord’s Prayer)

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.


The 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.


The 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.


The Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry out, 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. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

How to Pray the Rosary

Some messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje regarding the Rosary:


June 25, 1985 Fourth Anniversary of The First Apparition


Marija asks Our Lady what She wants from the priests.

“I urge you to ask everyone to pray the Rosary. With the Rosary you will overcome all the troubles which satan is trying to inflict on the Catholic Church. Let all priests pray the Rosary. Give time to the Rosary.”


August 14, 1992

“Dear children, in this time I call you to pray the Rosary in your family. Pray more and pray the Rosary. Offer this Rosary for peace.”


June 12, 1986

“Dear children, today I call you to begin to pray the Rosary with a living faith. That way I will be able to help you. You, dear children, wish to obtain graces, but you are not praying. I am not able to help you because you do not want to get started. Dear children, I am calling you to pray the Rosary and that your Rosary be an obligation which you shall fulfill with joy. That way you shall understand the reason I am with you this long. I desire to teach you to pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


August 25, 1997

“Dear children! God gives me this time as a gift to you, so that I may instruct and lead you on the path of salvation. Dear children, now you do not comprehend this grace, but soon a time will come when you will lament for these messages. That is why, little children, live all of the words which I have given you through this time of grace and renew prayer, until prayer becomes a joy for you. Especially, I call all those who have consecrated themselves to my Immaculate Heart to become an example to others. I call all priests and religious brothers and sisters to pray the Rosary and to teach others to pray. The Rosary, little children, is especially dear to me. Through the Rosary open your heart to me and I am able to help you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


January 25, 1991

“Dear children, today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Your prayer should be a prayer for peace. satan is strong and wishes not only to destroy human life but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that you can protect yourselves through prayer with the blessing of God’s peace. God sent me to you so that I can help you. If you wish to, grasp for the Rosary. Already, the Rosary alone can do miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I stay among you as long as it is God’s will. Thank you that you will not betray my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving God and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call!”


August 4, 1986

“I wish only that for you the Rosary become your life.”



“Love your Serbian Orthodox and Muslim brothers, and the atheists who persecute you.”

“All your prayers touch me very much, especially your daily Rosary.”


March 18, 1991

The following is Mirjana’s description of her annual birthday apparition:


Five days before my birthday, while in prayer, I found out that Our Lady would appear to me at 7:30 p.m. On that evening, many people gathered and we prayed. Exactly at 7:30 p.m. She appeared, this time not as sad as last year. You could say Her mood was normal. This time no light preceded Her as it did during the time of Her daily apparitions. She stayed for seven minutes. Upon leaving, the Heavens opened and I saw three angels waiting for Her. Only in August 1981 had I seen the angels waiting for Her like this after She had been with us.


On this occasion She did not speak to me about the secrets. During the apparition I prayed three “Our Fathers” with Her, one for non-believers, one for all those who needed it, and one for all the sick who were present. She then blessed all of us and all the holy objects that had been brought to Her. I also had a lot of questions to ask, given to me by others. For all those who asked something, She gave but one answer:


“Pray all three mysteries of the Rosary daily for non-believers and attend Mass specially for them once a month. God knows what their own needs are which they must bring to Him.”


January 9, 1989

“Dear children, pray because satan is very active in this time. He wants to destroy everything you have received from me. During these days I invite you to renew the prayer in your families and to pray all the mysteries of the Rosary every evening.”


September 27, 1984

“Dear children, you have helped me along by your prayers to realize my plans. Keep on praying that my plans be completely realized. I request the families of the parish to pray the Family Rosary. Thank you for your response to my call.”

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