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

Invocations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Merciful Jesus,
we consecrate ourselves today
and always to Your Most Sacred Heart.

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

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
we trust in You.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
have mercy on us!

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
we believe in Your love for us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
make our hearts 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.

The Memorare of St. Bernard


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thine intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
we fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, our Mother.
To thee we come,
before thee we humbly present ourselves,
sinful and sorrowful.

[Mention here your requests.]

O mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not our petitions,
but in thy mercy, hear and answer us.
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
Sundays and Wednesdays, 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.


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


We offer Thee, O God the Father, this decade
in honor of our Lord's mortal Agony
in the Garden of Olives
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most obedient Daughter,
the grace of conformity to Thy will.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

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


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy Bloody Scourging
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most chaste Mother,
the grace of mortifying our senses perfectly.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

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


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy cruel crowning with thorns,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most honorable Mother,
the grace of spiritual integrity,
to be in the world, but not of the world.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

Glory be
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross


We offer Thee, O Holy Spirit, this decade
in honor of our Lord's bearing of the Cross
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most patient Spouse,
the grace of forbearance in times of tribulation.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

Glory be
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord

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


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy Crucifixion on Mount Calvary,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most merciful Mother,
the grace of the pardoning of injuries
and faith in Thy redemption.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

Glory be
O my Jesus…
or: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord

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 in 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.