Alternative Rosary and Prayers for Tuesday


Prayers Before the Rosary



Sign of the Cross


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


The Divine Praises


Blessed be God.
Blessed be His holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Consoler.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.


Heart of Jesus


May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
be praised, adored, and loved
with grateful affection, at every moment,
in all the tabernacles of the world,
even to the end of time.
Amen.


Novena 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 for Daily Neglects


Eternal Father,
I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.

To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…

To purify the good I have done poorly this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…

To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…


Prayer to the Holy Spirit


V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
R. 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 did instruct the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of the same Spirit
we may be truly wise
and ever rejoice in His consolation,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.


Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Most holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
united in perfect love,
as you look upon us with mercy and caring,
we consecrate our hearts, our lives, our family to you.
We know the beautiful example of your home in Nazareth
was meant to be a model for each of our families.
We hope to have, with your help,
the unity and strong, enduring love you gave to one another.
May our home be filled with joy.
May sincere affection, patience,
tolerance and mutual respect be freely given to all.
May our prayers be filled with the needs of others, not just our own,
and may we always be close to your sacraments.
Bless those who are present, as well as those who are absent,
both the living and the dead;
may peace be among us
and when we are tested,
grant us the Christian acceptance of God’s will.
Keep our family close to your Hearts;
may your special protection be with us always.
Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
hear our prayer.


Prayer of St. Gertrude for the Souls in Purgatory


Eternal Father, I offer You
the most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for all sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
those in my own home
and within my family.
Amen.


NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY


My dearest Mother Mary,
behold me, your child,
in prayer at your feet.
Accept this Holy Rosary,
which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima,
as a proof of my tender love for you,
for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart,
and for this special favour
which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena:

(State your intention(s) here...)

I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son.
If you will pray for me,
I cannot be refused.
I know, dearest Mother,
that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request.
If what I ask for should not be granted,
pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.

I offer you this spiritual “Bouquet of Roses” because I love you.
I put all my confidence in you,
since your prayers before God are most powerful.
For the greater glory of God
and for the sake of Jesus,
your loving Son,
hear and grant my prayer.

Sweet Heart of Mary,
be my salvation.





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.


They went to a place called Gethsemane;
and [Jesus] said to his disciples,
“Sit here while I pray.”
He took with him Peter and James and John,
and began to be distressed and agitated.
And he said to them,
“I am deeply grieved, even to death;
remain here, and keep awake.”
Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw,
knelt down, and prayed,
“Father, if you are willing,
remove this cup from me;
yet, not my will but yours be done.”
Then an angel from heaven appeared to him
and gave him strength.
In his anguish he prayed more earnestly,
and his sweat became like great drops of blood
falling down on the ground.
Then he came to the disciples
and found them sleeping;
and he said to Peter,
“So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?
Stay awake and pray
that you may not come into temptation;
the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.”
(Mk 14:32-34; Lk 22:41-44; Mt 26:40-41)


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.


When morning came,
all the chief priests and the elders of the people
conferred together against Jesus
in order to bring about his death.
They bound him, led him away,
and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
They began to accuse him, saying,
“We found this man perverting our nation,
forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor,
and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king.”
Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?”
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king.
For this I was born,
and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth
listens to my voice.”
Pilate then called together the chief priests,
the leaders, and the people, and said to them,
“You brought me this man as one
who was perverting the people;
and here I have examined him in your presence
and have not found this man guilty
of any of your charges against him.
I will therefore have him flogged and release him.”
But all together they shouted out,
“Away with this man!
Crucify him! Crucify him!
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
(Mt 27:1-2; Lk 23:2; Jn 18:37-38; Lk 23:13-14,16,18a,21b; Jn 19:1)


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.


Then the soldiers of the governor
took Jesus into the praetorium;
and they gathered the whole cohort around him.
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
and after twisting some thorns into a crown,
they put it on his head.
They put a reed in his right hand
and knelt before him and mocked him, saying,
“Hail, King of the Jews!”
They spat on him,
and took the reed and struck him on the head.


[The ungodly] reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves,
“Let us lie in wait for the righteous man,
because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions.
He professes to have knowledge of God,
and calls himself a child of the Lord.
Let us test him with insult and torture,
so that we may find out how gentle he is,
and make trial of his forbearance.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death,
for, according to what he says, he will be protected.”
(Mt 27:27-230; Wis 1:16*, 2:1*,12a,13,19-20)


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.


As [the Jews] led him away,
they seized a man,
Simon of Cyrene,
who was coming from the country,
and they laid the cross on him,
and made him carry it behind Jesus.
A great number of the people followed [Jesus],
and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him.
But Jesus turned to them and said,
“Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me,
but weep for yourselves and for your children.
For if they do this when the wood is green,
what will happen when it is dry?”

Yet it was our pain that he bore,
our sufferings he endured.
We thought of him as stricken,
struck down by God and afflicted.
But the Lord laid upon him
the guilt of us all.
Because of his anguish
he shall see the light;
because of his knowledge
he shall be content;
My servant, the just one,
shall justify the many,
their iniquity he shall bear.
(Lk 23:26-29,31; Is 53:4,11)


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.


When they came to the place that is called The Skull
they crucified Jesus there with the criminals,
one on his right and one on his left.
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them;
for they do not know what they are doing.”
One of the criminals who were hanged there
kept deriding him and saying,
“Are you not the Messiah?
Save yourself and us!”
But the other rebuked him, saying,
“Do you not fear God,
since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed have been condemned justly,
but this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied, “Truly I tell you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”
From noon on, darkness came over the whole land
until three in the afternoon.
Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said,
“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
Having said this, he breathed his last.
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two,
from top to bottom;
and the earth shook, and the rocks were split;
When the centurion and those who were with him,
keeping watch over Jesus,
saw the earthquake and what took place,
they were filled with awe, and said,
“Truly this was the Son of God!”
(Lk 23:33-34,39-41*,42-43; Mt 27:45; Lk 23:46; Mt 27:51,54)


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.

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.





Prayers After the Rosary



Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus


(Drawn up by the Sacred Congregation of Rites)
(Promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960.)


VersicleResponse
Lord, have mercy,Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy,Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,Lord, have mercy.
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.
Blood of Christ,
only-begotten Son of the eternal Father,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
Incarnate Word of God,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
of the New and Eternal Testament,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
falling upon the earth in Agony,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
shed profusely in the Scourging,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
poured out on the Cross,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
price of our salvation,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
without which there is no forgiveness,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
stream of mercy,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
victor over demons,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
courage of Martyrs,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
strength of Confessors,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
bringing forth Virgins,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
help of those in peril,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
relief of the burdened,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
solace in sorrow,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
hope of the penitent,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
consolation of the dying,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
peace and tenderness of hearts,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
pledge of eternal life,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
freeing souls from purgatory,
save us.
Blood of Christ,
most worthy of all glory and honour,
save 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. You have redeemed us, O Lord, in your Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.


Let us pray:


Almighty and eternal God,
you have appointed your only-begotten Son
the Redeemer of the world,
and willed to be appeased by his Blood.
Grant we beg of you,
that we may worthily adore
this price of our salvation,
and through its power
be safeguarded from the evils of the present life,
so that we may rejoice
in its fruits forever in heaven.
Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The Miracle Prayer


Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am,
I am sorry for my sins,
I repent all of my sins,
please forgive me.
In your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me.
I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works.
I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever,
I invite you into my life, Jesus,
I accept you as my Lord God and Savior.
Heal me, change me,
strengthen me in body, soul and spirit.
Come, Lord Jesus,
cover me with your precious blood,
and fill me with your HOLY SPIRIT,
I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS.
I PRAISE YOU JESUS,
I THANK YOU JESUS.
I shall follow you every day of my life.
AMEN.


Prayer for the Holy Father


Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to Your shepherd, Pope [name],
a spirit of courage and of right judgement,
a spirit of knowledge and of love.  

By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care,,
may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and as vicar of Christ,
build Your church into a sacrament of unity,
love, and peace for all the world.

  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, 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


[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.