Rosary and Prayers for Thursday

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.

Prayer to Our Lady for Protection Against All Danger


Mother of Jesus,
be our protector and defender
against all that is harmful or evil.
Bring our needs before the Almighty God,
that we may be surrounded by God’s Holy Angels,
and give us the grace to conquer every danger
and overcome all that would threaten our health and well being.

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

Be for us light in times of darkness,
strength when we are weak,
wisdom in our confusion,
healing in times of illness,
and courage to work through life’s problems and difficulties.
Give us joy when we are sad,
bread to feed our hunger,
and eternal life to defeat the power of death.

Virgin Mary, guide our life-journey,
so that we may always walk safely
together with you and your Divine Son, Jesus Christ
in God’s loving friendship.
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 Luminous Mysteries



The First Luminous Mystery – The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan


We offer Thee, O Holy Spirit, this decade
in honor of our Lord's Baptism by John the Baptist,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most faithful Spouse,
the grace of openness to Thy counsel and sanctification,
that we may remain committed to our baptismal vows.

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 Luminous Mystery – The Self-Manifestation at the wedding Feast of Cana


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy first miracle, performed at Mary's behest,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery,
and through the intercession of Thy most benevolent Mother,
the grace of generosity and diligence
so as to be transformed from the common to the finest.

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 Luminous Mystery – The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Conversion


We offer Thee, O God the Father, this decade
in honor of the proclamation of Thy Kingdom,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery,
and through the intercession of Thy most blessed Daughter,
the grace of true repentance and trust in Thy will,
that Thou wouldst reign within our hearts.

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 Fourth Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of our Lord


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of the revelation of Thy divine nature on the Mount
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery,
and through the intercession of Thy most luminous Mother,
the grace of reverence and recollection in Thy presence,
during prayer and contemplation.

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 Fifth Luminous Mystery – The Institution of the Holy Eucharist in the Last Supper


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy great gift of the Most Holy Eucharist,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery,
and through the intercession of Thy most loving Mother,
the grace of a deep and intimate love for Thee
in the Most Blessed Sacrament of Thy body and blood.

Our Father

Hail Mary (10 times):

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

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 Most Holy Name of Jesus

















































































VersicleResponse
Lord, have mercy,Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy,Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, hear us,Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us,Jesus, 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.
Jesus, Son of the living God,have mercy on us.
Jesus, splendor of the Father,have mercy on us.
Jesus, brightness of eternal light,have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of glory,have mercy on us.
Jesus, sun of Justice,have mercy on us.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,have mercy on us.
Jesus, most amiable,have mercy on us.
Jesus, most admirable,have mercy on us.
Jesus, the mighty God,have mercy on us.
Jesus, Father of the world to come,have mercy on us.
Jesus, angel of great council,have mercy on us.
Jesus, most powerful,have mercy on us.
Jesus, most patient,have mercy on us.
Jesus, most obedient,have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,have mercy on us.
Jesus, lover of chastity,have mercy on us.
Jesus, lover of us,have mercy on Us.
Jesus, God of peace,have mercy on us.
Jesus, author of life,have mercy on us.
Jesus, model of virtue,have mercy on us.
Jesus, zealous for souls,have mercy on us.
Jesus, our God,have mercy on us.
Jesus, our refuge,have mercy on us.
Jesus, father of the poor,have mercy on us.
Jesus, treasure of the faithful,have mercy on us.
Jesus, good Shepherd,have mercy on us.
Jesus, true light,have mercy on us.
Jesus, eternal wisdom,have mercy on us.
Jesus, infinite goodness,have mercy on us.
Jesus, our way and our life,have mercy on us.
Jesus, joy of the Angels,have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs,have mercy on us.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles,have mercy on us.
Jesus, teacher of the Evangelists,have mercy on us.
Jesus, strength of Martyrs,have mercy on us.
Jesus, light of Confessors,have mercy on us.
Jesus, purity of Virgins,have mercy on us.
Jesus, crown of all Saints,have mercy on us.
Be merciful,spare us, O Jesus.
Be merciful,graciously hear us, O Jesus.
From all evil,deliver us, O Jesus.
From all sin,deliver us, O Jesus.
From Your wrath,deliver us, O Jesus.
From the snares of the devil,deliver us, O Jesus.
From the spirit of fornication,deliver us, O Jesus.
From everlasting death,deliver us, O Jesus.
From the neglect of Your inspirations,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through the mystery of Your holy Incarnation,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your Nativity,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your Infancy,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your most divine Life,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your labors,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your agony and passion,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your cross and dereliction,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your sufferings,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your death and burial,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your Resurrection,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your Ascension,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your institution of the most Holy Eucharist,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your joys,deliver us, O Jesus.
Through Your glory,deliver us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,have mercy on us, O Jesus.


V. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray:


O Lord Jesus Christ, You have said,
“Ask, and you shall receive,
seek, and you shall find,
knock, and it shall be opened to you.”
mercifully attend to our supplications,
and grant us the grace of Your most divine love,
that we may ever love You with all our hearts,
and in all our words and actions,
and never cease to praise You.  

Give us, O Lord, a perpetual fear
and love of Your holy name,
for You never fail to govern those
whom You have solidly established in Your love.
You, Who live and reign forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer of St Benedict (of Nursia)

O Lord, I place myself in your hands
and dedicate myself to you.
I pledge myself to do your will in all things:
To love the Lord God with all my heart,
all my soul, all my strength.

Not to kill.
Not to steal.
Not to covet.
Not to bear false witness.
To honor all persons.
Not to do to another what I would not wish done to myself.
To chastise the body.
Not to seek after pleasures.
To love fasting.
To relieve the poor.
To clothe the naked.
To visit the sick.
To bury the dead.
To help in trouble.
To console the sorrowing.
To hold myself aloof from worldly ways.
To prefer nothing to the love of Christ.

Not to give way to anger.
Not to foster a desire for revenge.
Not to entertain deceit in the heart.
Not to make a false peace.
Not to forsake charity.
Not to swear, lest I swear falsely.
To speak the truth with heart and tongue.
Not to return evil for evil.
To do no injury: yea, even to bear patiently
any injury done to me.
To love my enemies.
Not to curse those who curse me, but rather to bless them.
To bear persecution for justice's sake.

Not to be proud.
Not to be given to intoxicating drink.
Not to be an over-eater.
Not to be lazy.
Not to be slothful.
Not to be a murmurer.
Not to be a detractor.
To put my trust in God.

To refer the good I see in myself to God.
To refer any evil in myself to myself.
To fear the Day of Judgment.
To be in dread of hell.
To desire eternal life with spiritual longing.
To keep death before my eyes daily.
To keep constant watch over my actions.
To remember that God sees me everywhere.
To call upon Christ for defense
against evil thoughts that arises in my heart.

To guard my tongue against wicked speech.
To avoid much speaking.
To avoid idle talk.
To read only what is good to read.
To look at only what is good to see.
To pray often.
To ask forgiveness daily for my sins,
and to seek ways to amend my life.
To obey my superiors in all things rightful.
Not to desire to be thought holy, but to seek holiness.

To fulfill the commandments of God by good works.
To love chastity.
To hate no one.
Not to be jealous or envious of anyone.
Not to love strife.
Not to love pride.
To honor the aged.
To pray for my enemies.
To make peace after a quarrel,
before the setting of the sun.
Never to despair of your mercy, O God of Mercy.
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.