Rosary and Prayers for Wednesday

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 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.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary


Our dearest Mother Mary,
behold us, your children,
in prayer at your feet.
Accept this Holy Rosary,
which we offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima,
as a proof of our 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 these special favors
which we earnestly request in our Rosary:

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

We beg you to present our petitions to your Divine Son.
If you will pray for us,
we cannot be refused.
We know, dearest Mother,
that you want us to seek God’s holy Will concerning our requests.
If what we ask for should not be granted,
pray that we may receive that which will be of greater benefit to our souls.

We offer you this spiritual “Bouquet of Roses” because we love you.
We put all our 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 our prayers.

Sweet Heart of Mary,
be our 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
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 Glorious Mysteries



The First Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection of our Lord


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy triumphant Resurrection
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most powerful Mother,
the grace of Thine eternal salvation
and victory over death.

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 Glorious Mystery – The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade
in honor of Thy glorious Ascension,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most worthy Mother,
the grace of a great longing for Heaven.

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 Glorious Mystery – The Descent of the Holy Spirit


We offer Thee, O Holy Spirit, this decade
in honor of the mystery of the Pentecost,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most virtuous Spouse,
the grace of Thy seven Gifts and twelve Fruits.

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 Glorious Mystery – The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven


We offer Thee, O God the Father, this decade
in honor of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary,
body and soul, into Heaven,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most venerable Daughter,
the grace of trusting in her power, wisdom and loving mercy
to intercede for us with Thee.

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 Glorious Mystery – The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this last decade
in honor of the glorious crowning of the Blessed Mary in Heaven,
and we ask of Thee, through this mystery
and through the intercession of Thy most noble Mother,
the grace of true devotion to our Lady and her virtues.

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 St. Joseph


(Approved by Pope St. Pius X in 1909.)












































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.
Holy Mary,pray for us.
St. Joseph,pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David,pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs,pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God,pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God,pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ,pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family,pray for us.
Joseph most just,pray for us.
Joseph most chaste,pray for us.
Joseph most prudent,pray for us.
Joseph most strong,pray for us.
Joseph most obedient,pray for us.
Joseph most faithful,pray for us.
Mirror of patience,pray for us.
Lover of poverty,pray for us.
Model of artisans,pray for us.
Glory of home life,pray for us.
Guardian of virgins,pray for us.
Pillar of families,pray for us.
Solace of the wretched,pray for us.
Hope of the sick,pray for us.
Patron of the dying,pray for us.
Terror of the demons,pray for us.
Protector of the Holy Church,pray for 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. He made him the lord of his household.
R. And prince over all his possessions.

Let us pray:


O God, in Your ineffable providence
You were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph
to be the spouse of Your most holy Mother,
grant, we beg You,
that we may be worthy to have him
for our intercessor in heaven
whom on earth we venerate as our Protector;
You who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph


O, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before the throne of God,
we place in you all our interests and desires.
O, St. Joseph, do assist us by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for us from your divine Son all spiritual blessings,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power,
we may offer our thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O, St. Joseph, we never weary of contemplating you,
and Jesus asleep in your arms;
we dare not approach while he reposes near your heart.
Press Him in our name and kiss His fine head for us
and ask Him to return the Kiss when we draw our dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for us.
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.