Begin with the Sign of the Cross.In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Holding the crucifix, pray 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 He is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will 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.
On the first bead, pray an 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.
On each of the next three beads, pray a Hail Mary.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.
On the next bead, pray a Glory Be.Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Pray the first decade.On the large bead, announce the mystery and then say an Our Father.
On each of the 10 small beads, say a Hail Mary while continuing to meditate on the mystery.
At the end of the decade, say the Glory Be.
Then say the Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.Amen
Repeat this pattern for the remaining decades.Our Father -> 10 Hail Marys -> Glory Be -> O my Jesus (Fatima Prayer)
After the 5 decades, conclude with the Hail Holy Queen.Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your 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
Close with the concluding prayer.Let us pray:
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 while meditating on 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.
End with the Sign of the Cross.In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
How do I find a place to start learning about prayer?
The first step is to realize that prayer is nothing more than talking to God. It’s literally that simple. Maintaining a personal friendship or relationship with Jesus requires regular time together. There is no surefire method, no predetermined timetable, and no secret sauce. One can pray anywhere, at any time, and about anything.
Please follow these simple rules as we pray together.
Worship God by offering Him your complete focus and gratitude. Acknowledge His deity. Recognize and praise His dependability, goodness, power, mercy, and love. I will shout his praises from the depths of my being: “LORD, who is like you?” Who else but God protects the weak from the strong? Also, you alone protect the weak from their oppressors (Psalm 35:10).
Those who seek forgiveness from the Lord and truly repent will always find it.
Confession on a daily basis is a cleansing ritual. In addition, if we come clean to him about our wrongdoing, he is faithful and just to forgive us and wash us clean of any traces of wrongdoing. (1 John 1:9).
Count your blessings and thank God for them. All of God’s gifts, no matter how large or small, are His due. These are the advantages that are often overlooked. It’s important to express gratitude to God on a regular basis. His loyalty to you will stay forever. Apparently 1 Kings 16:34 says such.
When you pray, tell God what you need. Because He is our Father, God loves to hear from His children.Worrying isn’t going to solve anything, so pray instead. Pray to God about what you need, and thank him for answering those prayers (Philippians 4:6).
The aforementioned strategies are but a sampling of the plethora of possibilities for self-study of prayer. While some like the peace and quiet of nighttime prayer, others find that early morning is the best time to get their prayers in. Others choose to write down their prayers in journals, while still others prefer to have private dialogues with God while walking. Bible verses are a common part of many people’s prayers. Even if we are too busy to say a proper prayer, God nevertheless hears our brief petitions.
I believe God accords us dignity when we approach Him in prayer. When we realize that Christianity is more than a religion, but rather a relationship, we gain a new appreciation for the efficacy of prayer. Relationships are bolstered when people share. Through prayer, we can deepen both our affection for Jesus and our trust in Him. Only through prayer can one achieve their goals. Don’t leave me, and I won’t leave you. Because, as it says in John 15:4, “Just as a branch cannot yield fruit if it is cut off from the vine, so neither can you.