How to pray the Rosary

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The rosary is a part of Catholic Tradition. The following steps will tell you how to pray the rosary.

  1. Begin with the “Sign of the Cross.”
  2. Pray the “Apostles’ Creed” while holding the crucifix.
  3. Pray an “Our Father in Heaven“.
  4. Pray three “Hail Marys” for an increase in Faith, Hope and Charity, and for the intentions of the Holy Father.
  5. Pray the “Glory Be to the Father“.
  6. Announce the first mystery, then pray an “Our Father“.
  7. Pray ten “Hail Marys” (called a decade).
  8. Pray the “Glory Be” and the “Fatima Prayer“.
  9. Before each decade, announce the next mystery, followed by an “Our Father“.
  10. For each set of ten beads on your rosary, pray 10 “Hail Marys” while meditating on the mystery.
  11. After the five decades are recited, pray the “Hail Holy Queen” and the “Concluding Rosary Prayer“.


The Rosary Mysteries
Every day, a mystery is chosen from the following:-

  1. The Glorious Mysteries – to be prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays, and after the Resurrection of our Lord (Easter).
  2. The Joyful Mysteries – to be prayed on Mondays and Saturdays, and during Christmas and Advent Seasons.
  3. The Sorrowful Mysteries – to be prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays, and during Lenten Season.
  4. The Luminous Mysteries – to be prayed on on Thursdays.


Concluding Rosary Prayer

O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of Eternal Life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Learn to Pray the Rosary in Malayalam over here

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21 Responses to How to pray the Rosary

  1. WM says:

    Hi Jisha,
    I just love your site and am thankful you are posting all the beautiful Cathoic prayers.

    I wanted to share with you a site that elaborates on the above Rosary post. It helps people really become devoted to the Rosary by praying it everyday.

    You can view it at http://www.how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com

    I hope and pray that it helps many people become closer to Jesus through Mary.

  2. Deepa Thomas says:

    hi,
    Love your site. thank you so much for this. I will share this link with all those i Know. Will you please upload malayalam Rosary,song form “Swasthi nanma poorithe” or the other one. I could not find it any where.

    Thanks in Advance


    Hi Deepa,
    Thanks for the appreciation. I will try to get that song.
    Regards
    Jisha

  3. Sophia says:

    Hi Deepa & Jisha,

    If you are looking for the malayalam lyrics of the song “Swasthi nanma poorithe”, please see it below :

    “Swasthi nanma poorithe
    ninnodu koode naadhanum
    sthreekallil anugraheetha
    nin kumaaraneshuvum.

    Paapa rahithayaaya Mary thampuraante amma nee
    paapikall njangallkuvendi praarthikenameppozhum”

    Hey Sophia,
    Thanks a lot for these wonderful lyrics.
    Regards
    Jisha

  4. Sophia says:

    Hi Jisha,

    If you want the other one also, please see it below :

    “Nanma nirranjavalle,
    Mary nin naamam
    Vaazhthippaadunnu…

    Parishudha kanyaa maathaava
    Paapikall njangallkaay nithyam
    Praarthikkaname, suthanodu nee
    Ennennum, Mruthyuvin Nerathum”

    Take Care,

    Rgds,
    Sophia

    Thank you so much Sophia.
    Regards
    Jisha

  5. jr says:

    I am basically from tamilnadu. To be married to a Syrian catholic..So i want to learn all the prayers in malayalam. But i dono to read malayalam. Can u please tell me the rosary prayers in malayalam lyrics. It will be a great help for me..I know few prayers like Hail holy queen, Holy mary, Our Father in malayalam. Help me plzzz..
    With regards,
    Jr


    Hi Jr,
    You can find the Malayalam Rosary written in English here.
    Thanks Admin

  6. Jeremiah says:

    Mariya thaaye enteyamme,
    Sthrikallil nee bhagyavathi.

    Papillkalkkai, Rogikallkkai
    Peedeetharkkai Prarthikkanne

    Another way to sing the rosary.

    Thank you Jeremiah for sharing the lyrics!

    Regards
    Jisha

  7. jr says:

    Thank Admin,
    I browsed the net and found the rosary prayers in Malayalam. I want the “litany of our lady” that is “Lord have mercy on us”,”Christ have mercy on us” these prayers in Malayalam but in English. i started to pray daily with kontha. I feel very happy. My to be mother in law and my would be are happy with me. I want almost all the prayers before i get married. I just love Eesho and Mother Mary. I would like to know more Christians in Kerala and need their prayers.
    With regards,
    Jr

    Hi Jr,
    You can find the Litany of our Lady here.
    Thanks
    Jisha

  8. Joju says:

    Hi all,

    I m Joju from Tamil Nadu, I m basically a malayalee but don’t know to read Malayalam.. I need the family prayer (kudumba prathana) in English but with Malayalam wordings.. Kindly post it if you have.. I need litany also..

    Hi Joju,
    You can find the Litany of our Lady here.
    Thanks
    Jisha

  9. Sophia says:

    + Pithaavinteyum Puthranteyum Parishudhathmavinteyum namatthil. Aamen.
    + Vishudha kurishinte adayaalathaal + njangalude shathrukkalil ninnu njangale rakshikka + njangalude thampuraane, Pithaavinteyum Puthranteyum Parishudhathmavinteyum namatthil. Aamen.
    The Angelus

    Karthaavinte Malaakha Parishuddha Mariyathodu vachichu.
    Parisuddhaatmaaval Mariyam garbham dharichu.

    Nanmaniranja Mariyame…

    Ithaa Karthaavinte Daasi, Ninte Vachanam pole ennilavatte.

    Nanma Niranja Mariyame….

    Vachanam maamsamaayi nammude idayil vasichu.

    Nanma niranja Mariyame….

    Eeso Mishihaayude vaagdaanangalku njangal yogyaraakuvaan,

    Sarveswarante Parisuddha Daivamaathaave, njangalkuvendi
    Praarthikkaam, Sarveswara karathave, maalaakhayude sandeshathaal angayude puthranaaya eeshomishihaayude manushyaavathaara vaartha arinjirikkunna njangal aviduthe peedanubhavavum kurishumaranavum mukhena uyirppinte mahima praapikkuvan anugraham cheyyanameyennu njangalude karthaveeshomishihaa vazhi angayodu njangal apekshikkunnu. Amen.

    Pithavinum Puthranum Parisudhatmavinum stuthi,
    Aadiyileppole ippozhum eppozhum enneykkum. Amen. (3 times)]

    Maricha viswaasikalude aathmaakkalku thampuraante manogunathaal, mokshathil cheruvaan manogunam undaakatte.

    Nithya pithaave, eesho mishihaa karthaavinte vilamathiyaatha thiruchoraye kurrichu, maricha viswaasikalude aathmaakaalude mel krupayaayirikkename.

    Swargasthanaaya…

    Nanmaniranja Mariyame……

    Pithaavinum…….

    Maricha viswaasikalude……… (5 times swargasthanaaya, nanma nirranja, pithaavinum, marichaviswaasikalude…)

    rest follows…

  10. Sophia says:

    Aamukha praarthana

    Alavillaatha sakala nanma swaroopiyaayirikkunna sarveswaraa karthaave, neecha maanusharum nandiheenarun paapikallumaayirikkunna adiyangal arruthiyillaatha mahima prathaapathodu koodeyirikkunna ange sannidhiyil japam cheyyan ayogyaraayirikkunnu. enkilum ange anantha dayayinmel sharanappettukondu, parishudha maathaavinte sthuthikkaayittu ee anpathimoonnu mani japam cheyyaan agrahikkunna. ee japam bhakthiyodukoode cheythu, palavichaaram koodaathe thikappaan, karthaave angu sahaayam cheyyuka.

    Viswaasapramaanam (The Apostle’s creed)

    Sarvasakthanaaya pithaavum / aakaasatthinteyum bhoomiyudeyum Srushtaavumaaya / ekadaivatthil njan viswasikkunnu. Aviduthe ekaputhranum njangalude karthaavumaaya eesomisihaayil njan visvosikkunnu. ee puthran parisudhaathmaavinaal garbhasthanaayi, kanyakaamariyatthil ninnu pirannu, panthiose pilaathosinte kaalatthu peedakal sahichu, kurishil tharakkappettu marichu adakkappettu paathaalangalil irangi. Marichavarude idayilninnum moonnaamnaal swargatthilekkezhunnalli. sarvashakthiyulla Pithavinte valathubhaagatthirikkunnu. Avidunne jeevikkunnavareyum marichavareyum viddhikkuvan varumennum njan viswasikkunnu. Parishuddhaathmaavilum njan viswasikkunnu. Visuddha kattholikkaa sabhayilum, punyavaanmaarude aikkyathilum paapangalude mochanatthilum shareeratthinte uyirppilum nithyamaaya jeevithatthilum njan viswasikkunnu. Aamen.

    Swargasthanaaya njangalude pithaave…

    Pithaavaaya daivathinte makalaayirikkunna parishudha daivamaathaave, njangalil daiva viswaasamenna punyamundaayi phalam cheyyuvaanaayittu, ange thirukkumaaranodu apekshikkaname…

    Nanma nirranja marriyame…

    Puthranaaya daivathinte makalaayirikkunna parishudha daivamaathaave, njangalil daiva sharanamenna punyamundaayi valaruvaanaayittu, ange thirukumaaranodu apekshikkaname…

    Nanma nirranja marriyame…

    Parishuddhaathmaavaaya ettam priyappettavalaayirikkunna parishudha daivamaathaave, njangalil daiva snehamenna punyamundaayi varidhikkunnanthinu, ange thirukkumaaranodu apekshikkaname…

    Nanma nirranja marriyame…

    Pithaavinum, Puthranum, Parishudhaathmaavinum sthuthi.
    Aadiyileppole ippozhum, eppozhum, enneykkum. Aaamen.

  11. Sophia says:

    Oh ente eeshoye njangalude paapangal kshamikkaname. Narakaangniyilninnu njangale rekshikkaname. Ella aathmakkaleyum prathyekichu ange sahaayam ettam kooduthal aavasyamullavareyum swargathileyku aanayikkaname!
    Parishuddha japamaalayude raajnee, njangalkuvendi apekshikaname…
    The Joyful Mysteries / Santhshothinte rahasyangal (Monday & Wednesday)
    1. The Annunciation
    Parishudha kanyaasthree marriyame, daiva vachanam ange thiruvudarathil manushyaavathaaram cheyyumennu Gabriel daivadoothan vazhi, daiva kalpanayaal angaye arriyichathineyorthu angeykundaaya santhoshathe orthu dhyaanikkunna njangalude hrudayathilum ange sangrahichu kondirippaan krupa cheyyename.
    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    Oh ente eeshoye njangalude paapangal kshamikkaname. Narakaangniyilninnu njangale rekshikkaname. Ella aathmakkaleyum prathyekichu ange sahaayam ettam kooduthal aavasyamullavareyum swargathileyku aanayikkaname!
    Parishuddha japamaalayude raajnee, njangalkuvendi apekshikaname…
    2. The Visitation
    Parishudha daivamaathaave, ange ilayammayaaya eleesha punyavathiye angu chennu kandappol,aa punyavathiku sarveswaran cheytha karunayekandu angeykundaaya santhoshathe orthu dhyaanikkunna njangal, laukika santhoshangal parithyajichu paraloka santhoshangale aagrahichu theduvaan krucheyyename.
    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    Oh ente eeshoye…..
    3. The Nativity
    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange kanyaathwathinu antharam varaathe, angu daiva kumaarane prasavichathinaal angeykundaaya santhoshathe orthu dhyaanikkunna njangalude hrudayathilum angu njaanavidhamaayi pirrappan krupa cheyyename.
    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    Oh ente eeshoye…..
    4. The Presentation
    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaarane devaalayathil kaazhcha vachchappol, mahaathmaakkal thanne sthuthikkunnathukandu, angeykundaaya santhoshathe orthu dyaanikkunna njangal angeyku yogyamaaya devaalayamaayirippaan krupa cheyyename.
    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    Oh ente eeshoye…..
    5. The finding of Jesus in the Temple
    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaarane panthrandaam vayassil kaanaathe poyappol, moonnaam divasam devaalayathil vachu tharkkichukondirikkayil angu thanne kandethiyathinaalundaaya santhoshathe orthu dyaanikkunna njangal, melil paapathaal vittupiriyaathirippaanum, vittupirinjaaludane manasthaapathaal thanne kandethuvaanum krupa cheyyename.
    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    rest follows…

  12. Sophia says:

    DUKHATHINTE RAHASYANGAL – The Sorrowful Mysteries

    1. The Agony in the Garden

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran poonkaavanathil namaskarichukondirikkumbol, raktham viyarthu ennathinmel dhyaanikunna njangal, njangallude paapangallinmel manasthapichu, paapaporruthi labhippaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum
    O
    h ente eeshoye…..

    2. The Scourging at the Pillar

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran, kalthooninmel kettappettu, chammaattikallaal adikkappettu ennathinmel dhyaanikkunna njangal, njangallude paapangallaalundaakunna katthina shikshakallil ninnum manasthaapathaalum nalla v yaapaarathaalum ozhinju maarruvaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    3. The Crowning with Thorns

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaarante thiruthallayil mullmudi dharippichu parihaasa raajaavaayittu thanne sthaapichathinmel dhyaanikkunna njangallude hrudayathilum, ange thiruppaadukallum murrivukallum pathicharullename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    4. Jesus Carries His Cross

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran maranathinu vidhikkappettu bhaaramerriya sleeve maram chumannu kondu gaagulthaa malayileku pokunnathinmel dhyaanikkunna njangal, njangalude dukhangalaakunna sleeve chumannu kondu thanne anugamikkuvaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    5. The Crucifixion

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran, gaagulthaa malayil vachu, ange munpaake irumpaanikalaal kurishinmel tharaykkappettu, ennathinmel dhyaanikkunna njangalude hrudayathilum, ange thiruppaadukalum vyakulangalum pathicharulename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

  13. Sophia says:

    THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

    1. The Resurrection

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran paadupettu marichu moonnaam ennenneykum jeevikkunnathinaayi uyirthezhunnettathinaalundaaya mahimaye orthu dhyaanikkunna njangal, paapamaakunna maranathil ninnum nithyammayi uyirthezhunnelpan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    2. The Ascension

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran uyirthathinte naalpathaam divasam ethrayum mahimaprathaapathodukoode swargaarohanam cheythathinaalundaaya mahimaye orthu dhyaanikkunna njangal, paraloka vaazchaye maathram aagrahichu moksham praapippan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran swargathileyku edukkappettathinte pathaam naal oottushaalayil dhyaanichirunna thante melum thante shishyanmaarude melum parishudhaathmaavine yaathrayaakkiyathinaalundaaya mahimaye orthu dhyaanikkunna njangalum parishudhaathamaavinte prasaadavarathaal daiva thirumanassupole vyaaparippaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    4. The Assumption

    Parishudha daivamaathaave ange thirukumaaran uyirthezhunnaalli kurrekkaalam kazhinjappol angaye ihalokathil ninnum maalaakhamaaraal swargathileyku karettappettathilundaaya santhoshathe orthu dhyaanikkunna njangalum angayude sahaayathaal mokshathil vannu cheruvaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    5. The Coronation

    Parishudha daivamaathaave angu paralokathil ezhunnalliya udana, ange thirukumaaran angaye thriloka raajniyaayi mudi dharippichathine orthu dhyaanikkunna njangalum swargathil santhatham daivathe sthuthichaanandippaan krupa cheyyename.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

  14. Sophia says:

    PRAKAASHATHINTE RAHASYANGAL – The Luminous Mysteries

    1. The Baptism in the Jordan

    Parishudha Daiva Maathave! Ange Thirukkumaaran Jordan Nadhiyil Vachu Snaapaka Yohanaanil ninnum maamodheesa sveekarichu sakala neethiyum poorthi aakiyathine patti dhyaanikuna njangal, maamodheesaayil labhicha dhaivika jeevanum prasadha varavum kaathu sookshikunathinum, punya pravarthikaliloode avaye pushtipeduthi uthamma kristhiyaanikalaayi mathruka jeevitham nayikunathinum kripa cheyaname.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    2. The Wedding at Cana

    Parishudha Daiva Maathave! Ange Thirukkumaaran Caanaayile kalyaanna virunil Angayude apeksha prakaaram vellam veenjaakki aa kudumbathinte athyaavashyathil athbuthakaramaaya sahaayam nalkiyello. Ee Athbuthathe patti dhyaanikunna njangalude maanushika jeevithathe daivika chaithanyam kondu swargeeyamaaki theerkuvanulla daivaanugraham praapikuvan krupa cheyaname.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom

    Parishudha Daiva Maathave! Ange Thirukkumaaran njangalude karthaavumaaya Eesho Mishiha Manushya Makkale Maanasaantharathinaayi kshanikkukayum suvishesha baagyangalum upamakalum arulicheythukondum daiva rajyathe patti prasangikkukayum cheythuvallo. Ee rakshaakara pravarthikale patti dhyaanikuna njangal paapa mochanamenna koodaashayiloode hridaya parivarthanam praapikuvanum daiva rajyathinte suvishesham matruka paramaya jeevithathiloode prakhoshikuvanum krupa cheyaname.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    4. The Transfiguration

    Parishudha Daiva Maathave! Ange Thirukkumaaran Tabor malayil vechu roopaanthara pedukayum aviduthe daivika mahathvam shishyanmaar darshikkukayum cheythuvallo. Ee divya rahasyathinmel dhyaanikkuna njangal daivika vicharavum punya pravarthikalum vazhi jeevithathe vishudhee karikuvanum swargathilethi daiva mahathvam kandu nithyamaayi aanandhikuvanum krupa cheyaname.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

    5. The Institution of the Eucharist

    Parishudha Daiva Maathave! Ange Thirukkumaaran anthya athaazha vellayil vishudha kurbana sthaapichukondu thante shareera rakthangal njangalkku aadhyaathmika bakshanamaayi nalkiyello. Athbuthakaramaaya ee anantha snehathe kurichu dhyaanikkunna njangal vishudha baliyiloodeyum divya kaarunya sveekaranathiloodeyum daivikaraayi roopantharam praapikuvan krupa cheyaname.

    1 swargasthanaaya, 10 nanma nirranja marriyame, 1 pithaavinum puthranum

    Oh ente eeshoye…..

  15. Nediyakala says:

    Sophia did a wonderful service in trasilterating the Rosary. God Bless you for this service to our community.
    Mathew

  16. Feeji says:

    Sophia,
    It was an excellent job, especially for people outside Kerala and India who want to learn Malayalam prayers and teach our children too. It was a patient Job, Mother Mary’s blessings will surely be there for u.
    feeji

  17. Feeji says:

    could u plz post the litany also.



    Hi Feeji,
    Here is the Litany in Malayalam with English Lyrics which Sophia had shared with me.

    Thanks
    Jisha

  18. Sophia Thomas says:

    What else I want in return….? So many people from different parts of the world pray for me & my family!
    My sincere wish, that our children should lead the evening family prayer in the TRADITIONAL WAY, inspired me to do so. After all, it is my responsibility to make my children understand the importance of praying together in the same voice, like my parents did for me. And I am really really happy to learn that it has become some use to some people.
    God Bless Jisha & Her Team
    God Bless All Abundantly…..
    Take Care

  19. Eddy D says:

    My sincere wishes to U for provoking GOD’S NAME….

  20. karen says:

    Lord Jesus please forgive me for all of my sins. Please God the father help me with my problem that they grant me my working permit as soon as possible for me to be able to go home with my family. shower us your blessing Dear Lord Jesus Christ. pray for us.

  21. Soumya says:

    Thanks a lot……

    I was searching the rosary song prayer “Nanma nirranjavalle,……….”.
    Thanks sophiya .thanks god……

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