Alternative Rosary and Prayers for Friday


Prayers Before the Rosary



Sign of the Cross


In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.


Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


O most holy Heart of Jesus,
fountain of every blessing,
I adore You,
I love You
and with a lively sorrow for my sins,
I offer You this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient,
pure and wholly obedient to Your will.
Grant, good Jesus,
that I may live in You and for You.
Protect me in the midst of danger;
comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
Your blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.
Within Your Heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to You
with humble trust saying,
‘Heart of Jesus help me.’


Invocations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Merciful Jesus,
I consecrate myself today
and always to Your Most Sacred Heart.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I implore that I may ever love You more and more.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I trust in You.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
have mercy on us!

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I believe in Your love for me.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
make my heart like Yours.

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Your Kingdom Come.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
convert sinners,
save the dying,
and deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.


Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima


Queen of the Holy Rosary,
you have deigned to come to Fatima
to reveal to the three shepherd children
the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary.
Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion,
in order that by meditating on the Mysteries
of our Redemption which are recalled in it,
I may be enriched with its fruits
and obtain peace for the world,
the conversion of sinners and of Russia,
and the favour which I ask of you in this Rosary.


(Here mention your request.)


I ask it for the greater glory of God,
for your own honour,
and for the good of souls,
especially for my own.
Amen.





The Most Holy Rosary



Sign of the Cross


In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.


Opening Prayers



Apostle’s 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; the third day, He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of 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.


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.


For an increase in the virtues of faith, hope and charity, we pray:



An Act of Faith (optional)


O my God, I firmly believe
that You are one God in three Divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
I believe that Your Divine Son became man and died for our sins,
and that He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches,
because You revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Hail Mary…


An Act of Hope (optional)


O my God, relying on Your infinite goodness and promises,
I hope to obtain pardon of my sins,
the help of Your grace, and life everlasting,
through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

Hail Mary…


An Act of Charity (optional)


O my God, I love You above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because You are all-good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God,
Have mercy on me, a sinner.

Hail Mary…


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 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary


Recite the Mystery:

The Joyful Mysteries
Mondays and Saturdays; also Sundays during Advent, Christmastide and the Epiphany.
The Luminous Mysteries
Thursdays.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
Tuesdays and Fridays; also Sundays during Lent.
The Glorious Mysteries
Wednesdays and Sundays, except Sundays during Advent and Lent.


Optionally, pray for the fruits of the Mystery through the intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Then, again optionally, read a Scripture passage pertinent to the Mystery for contemplation.


Our Father….

Hail Mary….

(Pray ten times while meditating on the Mystery.
Optionally, include the expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus suggested for that Mystery; i.e., the person praying says “and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, who (insert expansion). Holy Mary…”. This is based on St. Louis de Montfort's recommended method of praying the Rosary.


Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.


Optional Prayers After Each Decade



Prayer of Fatima


O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Thy mercy.


Prayer for Eternal Rest


In November and Rosaries for the Dead: The ‘Eternal Rest’ prayer is often prayed in place of the Fatima Prayer during the month of November (especially after dusk on All Saints Day and on All Souls Day) and during Rosaries prayed for the dead, such as at Funeral Vigils. Start by dedicating the prayer.

For our departed loved ones (or state a name), especially for the holy souls in Purgatory, we pray:
Eternal rest grant unto him/her (them), O Lord;
and let perpetual light shine upon him/her (them).
May he/she (they) rest in peace.
Amen.


Prayer of the Miraculous Medal:


O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to you,
and for all who do not have recourse to you,
especially for the enemies of the Holy Church,
and for those recommended to you.
Amen.


The Sorrowful Mysteries



The First Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in the Garden


Lord, through the intercession of Mary,
Your most obedient Daughter,
grant me the grace of contrition for my sins
and conformity to your will.


Judas, one of the twelve, arrived;
with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs,
from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying,
“The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him.”
At once he came up to Jesus and said,
“Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.
Jesus said to him,
“Friend, do what you are here to do.”
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus
and arrested him.
At that hour Jesus said to the crowds,
“Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me
as though I were a bandit?
Day after day I sat in the temple teaching,
and you did not arrest me.
But all this has taken place,
so that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.”
Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
(Mt 26:47-50,55-56)


Our Father…

Hail Mary with expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus (10 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy wombJesus
in agony because of our sins.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory be…
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
O Mary, conceived without sin…


The Second Sorrowful Mystery – The Scourging At The Pillar


Lord, through the intercession of Mary,
Your most sorrowful Mother,
grant me the grace of self-denial and discipline,
mortifying my senses perfectly
to overcome sin and temptation.


[Pilate] said to the Jews,
“Here is your King!”
They cried out, “Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!”
He said to them,
“Why, what evil has he done?
I have found in him
no ground for the sentence of death;
I will therefore have him flogged
and then release him.”
But they kept urgently demanding
with loud shouts
that he should be crucified;
and their voices prevailed.
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.

He was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain.
When you make his life an offering for sin,
through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.
(Jn 19:14; Lk 23:22*-23; Is 53:5,10*)


Our Father…

Hail Mary with expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus (10 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy wombJesus
scourged in our stead.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory be…
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
O Mary, conceived without sin…


The Third Sorrowful Mystery – The Crowning with Thorns


Lord, through the intercession of Mary,
Your most steadfast Mother,
grant me the grace of moral courage
to do what is right, not what is popular,
to be in the world, but not of the world.


So Jesus came out,
wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak.
When the chief priests and the guards saw him
they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!”
Pilate said to them,
“Take him yourselves and crucify him.
I find no guilt in him.
The Jews answered, “We have a law,
and according to that law he ought to die,
because he made himself the Son of God.”
Now when Pilate heard this,
he was more afraid than ever.
He asked Jesus, “Where are you from?”
But Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate therefore said to him,
“Do you not know that I have power to release you,
and power to crucify you?”
Jesus answered him,
“You would have no power over me
unless it had been given you from above;
therefore the one who handed me over to you
is guilty of a greater sin.”
So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing,
but rather that a riot was beginning,
he took some water
and washed his hands before the crowd.
Then he handed him over to them to be crucified.
(Jn 19:5a,6-8,9*-12; Mt 26:24*; Jn 19:16a)


Our Father…

Hail Mary with expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus (10 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy wombJesus
crowned with thorns to crown us with glory.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory be…
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
O Mary, conceived without sin…


The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross


Lord, through the intercession of Mary,
Your most compassionate Spouse,
grant me the grace of patience in times of tribulation,
and empathy for the suffering of others.


So [the Jews] took Jesus;
and carrying the cross by himself,
he went out to what is called
The Place of the Skull,
which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.

“If any want to become my followers,
let them deny themselves
and take up their cross daily and follow me.
For those who want to save their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.
What does it profit them if they gain the whole world,
but lose or forfeit themselves?
Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me
cannot be my disciple.”

My child, when you come to serve the Lord,
prepare yourself for testing.
Set your heart right and be steadfast,
and do not be impetuous in time of calamity.
Accept whatever befalls you,
and in times of humiliation, be patient.
For gold is tested in the fire,
and those found acceptable,
in the furnace of humiliation.
(Jn 19:16b-17; Lk 9:23-25,14:27; Sir 2:1-2,4-5)


Our Father…

Hail Mary with expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus (10 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy wombJesus
who bore my sins to Calvary.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory be…
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
O Mary, conceived without sin…


The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord


Lord, through the intercession of Mary,
Your most beloved Mother,
grant me the grace of final perseverance
and the pardoning of injuries.


Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.

When he was abused,
he did not return abuse;
when he suffered,
he did not threaten;
but he entrusted himself
to the one who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins
in his body on the cross,
so that, free from sins,
we might live for righteousness;
by his wounds you have been healed.
(Phl 2:6*-8; 1 Pet 2:23-24)


Our Father…

Hail Mary with expansion on the Holy Name of Jesus (10 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy wombJesus
crucified for our salvation.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory be…
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord…
O Mary, conceived without sin…


Aspiration for the Grace of the Mysteries


Grace of the Sorrowful Mysteries,
come down into our souls
and make them truly patient and persevering
in trials and suffering.


Concluding Prayers



Hail, Holy Queen (Salve Regina):


Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, 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 toward us.
And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, o Holy Mother of God,
R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V. Make me worthy to praise you, O holy Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.
V. Blessed be God in His Saints.
R. Amen.


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.

[You may replace the word “Filipino” in the following with your family name.]

V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Keep the Filipino family.
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Save the Filipino family.
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Bless the Filipino family.


Sign of the Cross


In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.





Prayers After the Rosary



Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


VersicleResponse
Lord, have mercy on us,Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us,Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us,Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us,Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us,Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
Son of the Eternal Father,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
substantially united to the Word of God,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
of Infinite Majesty,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
Sacred Temple of God,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
Tabernacle of the Most High,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
House of God and Gate of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
burning furnace of charity,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
abode of justice and love,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
full of goodness and love,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
abyss of all virtues,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
most worthy of all praise,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
king and center of all hearts,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
in whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
in whom the Father was well pleased,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
of whose fullness we have all received,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
desire of the everlasting hills,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
patient and most merciful,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
enriching all who invoke You,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
fountain of life and holiness,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
propitiation for our sins,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
loaded down with opprobrium,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
bruised for our offenses,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
obedient to death,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
pierced with a lance,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
source of all consolation,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
our life and resurrection,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
our peace and our reconciliation,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
victim for our sins,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
salvation of those who trust in You,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
hope of those who die in You,
have mercy on us.
Heart of jesus,
delight of all the Saints,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,have mercy on us.


V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
R. Make our hearts like Yours.


Let us pray:


Almighty and eternal God,
look upon the Heart of Your most beloved Son
and upon the praises and satisfaction
which He offers You in the name of sinners;
and to those who implore Your mercy,
in Your great goodness, grant forgiveness
in the Name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You forever and ever.

Amen.


Prayer of Cardinal Newman for the Poor Souls in Purgatory


O most gentle Heart of Jesus,
ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love
for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on the souls of Your servants.
Bring them from the shadows of exile
to Your bright home in Heaven,
where we trust that You and Your Blessed Mother
have woven for them a crown of unfolding bliss.
Amen.


Closing Invocations


V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
R. Amen.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. And may Almighty God bless us: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
R. AMEN.


Sign of the Cross


In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.