Optional Opening Prayers:
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls,
and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat 3 times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed
For each of the five decades (On each “Our Father” bead of the rosary, pray)
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
(On each of the 10 “Hail Mary” beads, pray)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Concluding prayer (Repeat 3 times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
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; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits 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 (THE 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
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 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.
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.
HAIL HOLY QUEEN:
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our light, our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up out sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary, Pray for us oh Mary Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou, of prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Glorious Mysteries: Mon & Sun
(1) Annunciation (Angel Gabriel announces the pregnancy to Mary)
(2) Visitation (Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth)
(3) Nativity (birth of Jesus)
(4) Presentation in the Temple (name ceremony & circumcision)
(5) The finding of Jesus in the Temple (at age 12 while he was preaching to the church elders)
*Sorrowful Mysteries: Tues & Fri *Joyful Mysteries: Wed & Sat
(1) Agony in the Garden (1) Resurrection (of Jesus)
(2) Scourging at the Pillar (2) Ascension (of Jesus)
(3) Crowning with Thorns (3) Descent of the Holy Spirit (onto the Apostles)
(4) Carrying of the Cross (4) Assumption of Mary
(5) Crucifixion (5) Crowning of Mary (Queen of Heaven and Earth)
Luminous Mysteries: Thurs
(1) Baptism of Jesus (in the Jordan by John the Baptist)
(2) Wedding Feast in Cana (Jesus first public miracle turning water into wine)
(3) Proclamation of the Kingdom (heaven)
(4) Transfiguration of Jesus
(5) Institution of the Eucharist
*(Exceptions – Sundays during Lent are Sorrowful and Sundays during Advent are Joyful)
Prayer to the Holy Family
O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness, and by the example of Thy domestic life, didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth, in Thy clemency look down upon this household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy. Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family; that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.
O Mary, most sweet Mother, to thy intercession we have recourse, knowing that thy Divine Son will hear thy prayers.
And do thou, O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, assist us by thy powerful mediation, and offer, by the hands of Mary, our prayers to Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for the Healing of the Family
“Dear God, thank You for the gift of our family. You have called us to love one another and yet we are tempted to fight, bicker, and be selfish. Give us your presence today and the gift of Your Holy Spirit. Make us instruments of Your peace. Help us to love and serve one another in humility.
Help us to listen to one another, to share, and to confront when necessary. Remind us that growth is a process that takes time and patience. Help us encourage one another to be all You created us to be. We trust in You and let go, confident that You will work out all things to the good for those who are called according to Your purpose. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.” ~ Healing Prayers. Aquinas Press Ó2005.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray; O God, Who has instructed the hearts of Your faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us, in the same Spirit, to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen”
Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day, be at my side,
To light and guard, Rule and guide. Amen
Prayer to Our Holy Guardian Angels
Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. Accept our thanks for so great a blessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. And you, holy, loving angel and guide, watch over us with all the tenderness of your angelic heart. Keep us always on the way that leads to heaven, and cease not to pray for us until we have attained our final destiny, eternal salvation. Then we shall love you for all eternity. We shall praise and glorify you unceasingly for all the good you have done for us while here on earth. Especially be a faithful and watchful protector of our children. Take our place, and supply what may be wanting to us through human frailty, short-sightedness, or sinful neglect. Lighten, O you perfect servants of God, our heavy task. Guide our children, that they may become like unto Jesus, may imitate Him faithfully, and persevere till they attain eternal life.
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