Scriptural 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.

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.

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.

The Most Holy Rosary

Sign of the Cross

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

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.

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.

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.

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
The Sorrowful Mysteries
Tuesdays and Fridays; also Sundays during Lent.
The Glorious Mysteries
Wednesdays and Sundays, except Sundays during Advent and Lent.

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

Our Father….

Hail Mary….

(Pray ten times while meditating on the Mystery.
Optionally, say the selected Scripture verse before each “Hail Mary”.

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.

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.

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.

The Luminous Mysteries

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

When the kindness and generous love
of God our savior appeared,
not because of any righteous deeds we had done
but because of his mercy,
he saved us through the bath of rebirth
and renewal by the holy Spirit,
whom he richly poured out on us
through Jesus Christ our savior,
so that we might be justified by his grace
and become heirs in hope of eternal life.
(Ti 3:4-7 – NABR)

Our Father…

  1. The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
    those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
    on them has light shined.
    Hail Mary… (Is 9:2 – NRSV)

  2. There was a man sent from God,
    whose name was John.
    He came as a witness
    to testify to the light,
    so that all might believe through him.
    He himself was not the light,
    but he came to testify to the light.
    The true light, which enlightens everyone,
    was coming into the world.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 1:6-9 – NRSV)

  3. The word of God came to John,
    son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.
    He went into all the region around the Jordan,
    proclaiming a baptism of repentance
    for the forgiveness of sins.
    Hail Mary… (Lk 3:2*-3 – NRSV)

  4. As it is written in the book
    of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
    “A voice of one crying out in the desert:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make straight his paths.
    Every valley shall be filled
    and every mountain and hill shall be made low.
    The winding roads shall be made straight,
    and the rough ways made smooth,
    and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
    Hail Mary… (Lk 3:4-6 – NABR)

  5. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair
    and had a leather belt around his waist.
    His food was locusts and wild honey.
    At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,
    and the whole region around the Jordan
    were going out to him
    and were being baptized by him
    in the Jordan River
    as they acknowledged their sins.
    Hail Mary… (Mt 3:4-6 – NABR)

  6. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I
    is coming after me;
    I am not worthy to stoop down and untie
    the thong of his sandals.
    I have baptized you with water;
    but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
    Hail Mary… (Mk 1:7-8 – NRSV)

  7. Then Jesus came from Galilee
    to John at the Jordan,
    to be baptized by him.
    John would have prevented him, saying,
    “I need to be baptized by you,
    and do you come to me?”
    Hail Mary… (Mt 3:13-14 – NRSV)

  8. But Jesus answered him,
    “Let it be so now;
    for it is proper for us in this way
    to fulfill all righteousness.”

    Then [John] consented.
    Hail Mary… (Mt 3:15 – NRSV)

  9. Now when all the people were baptized,
    and when Jesus also had been baptized
    and was praying,
    the heaven was opened,
    and the Holy Spirit descended upon him
    in bodily form like a dove.
    And a voice came from heaven,
    “You are my Son, the Beloved;
    with you I am well pleased.”
    Hail Mary… (Lk 3:21-22 – NRSV)

  10. The next day [John] saw Jesus
    coming toward him and declared,
    “Here is the Lamb of God
    who takes away the sin of the world!
    This is he of whom I said,
    ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me
    because he was before me.’
    And I myself have seen and have testified
    that this is the Son of God.”
    Hail Mary… (Jn 1:29-31,34 – NRSV)

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

The Second Luminous Mystery – The First Miracle at the wedding Feast of Cana

There is, on the one hand,
the abrogation of an earlier commandment
because it was weak and ineffectual
(for the law made nothing perfect);
there is, on the other hand,
the introduction of a better hope,
through which we approach God.
Jesus has now obtained
a more excellent ministry,
and to that degree
he is the mediator of a better covenant,
which has been enacted through better promises.
(Heb 7:18-19, 8:6 – NRSV)

Our Father…

  1. There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee,
    and the mother of Jesus was there.
    Jesus and his disciples
    had also been invited to the wedding.
    When the wine gave out,
    the mother of Jesus said to him,
    “They have no wine.”
    Hail Mary… (Jn 2:1-3 – NRSV)

  2. And Jesus said to her,
    “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?
    My hour has not yet come.”

    His mother said to the servants,
    “Do whatever he tells you.”
    Hail Mary… (Jn 2:4-5 – NRSV)

  3. Now standing there were six stone water jars
    for the Jewish rites of purification,
    each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
    Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”
    And they filled them up to the brim.
    He said to them, “Now draw some out,
    and take it to the chief steward.”

    So they took it.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 2:6-8 – NRSV)

  4. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine,
    and did not know where it came from
    (though the servants who had drawn the water knew),
    the steward called the bridegroom and said to him,
    “Everyone serves the good wine first,
    and then the inferior wine
    after the guests have become drunk.
    But you have kept the good wine until now.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 2:9-11 – NRSV)

  5. [The Lord Jesus Christ] will transform
    the body of our humiliation
    that it may be conformed
    to the body of his glory,
    by the power that also enables him
    to make all things subject to himself.
    Hail Mary… (Phil 3:20*-21 – NRSV)

  6. “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
    and let the one who believes in me drink.
    As the scripture has said,
    ‘Out of the believer’s heart
    shall flow rivers of living water.’”

    Hail Mary… (Jn 7:38 – NRSV)

  7. On this mountain the Lord of hosts
    will make for all peoples
    a feast of rich food,
    a feast of well-aged wines,
    of rich food filled with marrow,
    of well-aged wines strained clear.
    Hail Mary… (Is 25:6 – NRSV)

  8. There are many who say,
    “O that we might see some good!
    Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!”
    You have put gladness in my heart
    more than when their grain and wine abound.
    Hail Mary… (Ps 4:6-7 – NRSV)

  9. Jesus did this,
    the first of his signs,
    in Cana of Galilee,
    and revealed his glory;
    and his disciples believed in him.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 2:11 – NRSV)

  10. Now Jesus did many other signs
    in the presence of his disciples,
    which are not written in this book.
    But these are written so that you may come to believe
    that Jesus is the Messiah,
    the Son of God,
    and that through believing
    you may have life in his name.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 20:30-31 – NRSV)

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

“The kingdom of heaven is like a net
that was thrown into the sea
and caught fish of every kind;
when it was full,
they drew it ashore, sat down,
and put the good into baskets
but threw out the bad.
So it will be at the end of the age.
The angels will come out
and separate the evil from the righteous
and throw them into the furnace of fire,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

(Mt 13:47-50 – NRSV)

Our Father…

  1. From that time Jesus began to proclaim,
    “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
    Jesus went throughout Galilee,
    teaching in their synagogues
    and proclaiming the Gospel of the kingdom
    and curing every disease
    and every sickness among the people.
    And great crowds followed him from Galilee,
    the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea,
    and from beyond the Jordan.
    Hail Mary… (Mt 4:17,23,25 – NRSV)

  2. When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain;
    and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.
    Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 4:25, 5:1-5 – NRSV)

  3. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will receive mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
    Blessed are those who are persecuted
    for righteousness’ sake,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 5:6-10 – NRSV)

  4. “The kingdom of heaven may be compared
    to someone who sowed good seed in his field;
    but while everybody was asleep,
    an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat,
    and then went away.
    So when the plants came up and bore grain,
    then the weeds appeared as well.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 13:24b-26 – NRSV)

  5. “And the slaves of the householder came and said to him,
    ‘Do you want us to go and gather [the weeds]?’
    But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds
    you would uproot the wheat along with them.
    Let both of them grow together until the harvest;
    and at harvest time I will tell the reapers,
    Collect the weeds first
    and bind them in bundles to be burned,
    but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 13:27a,28b-31 – NRSV)

  6. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
    that someone took and sowed in his field;
    it is the smallest of all the seeds,
    but when it has grown
    it is the greatest of shrubs
    and becomes a tree,
    so that the birds of the air
    come and make nests in its branches.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 13:31-32 – NRSV)

  7. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
    which someone found and hid;
    then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has
    and buys that field.
    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
    in search of fine pearls;
    on finding one pearl of great value,
    he went and sold all that he had
    and bought it.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 13:44-46 – NRSV)

  8. Jesus was asked by the Pharisees
    when the kingdom of God was coming,
    and he answered,
    “The kingdom of God is not coming
    with things that can be observed;
    nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’
    or ‘There it is!’
    For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.”

    Hail Mary… (Lk 17:20-21 – NRSV)

  9. At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,
    “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
    He called a child, whom he put among them, and said,
    “Truly I tell you,
    unless you change and become like children,
    you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    Whoever becomes humble like this child
    is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 18:1-5 – NRSV)

  10. Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples
    and gave them authority over unclean spirits,
    to cast them out,
    and to cure every disease and every sickness.
    These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:
    “As you go, proclaim the good news,
    ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’
    Cure the sick, raise the dead,
    cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.
    You received without payment;
    give without payment.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 10:1,5,7-8 – NRSV)

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

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.
(Ps 27:1,4 – NRSV)

Our Father…

  1. Jesus took with him Peter and John and James,
    and went up on the mountain to pray.
    And he was transfigured before them,
    and his face shone like the sun,
    and his clothes became dazzling white.
    Hail Mary… (Lk 9:28, Mt 17:2 – NRSV)

  2. Bless the Lord, O my soul.
    O Lord my God, you are very great.
    You are clothed with honor and majesty,
    wrapped in light as with a garment.
    Hail Mary… (Ps 104:1-2a – NRSV)

  3. Suddenly they saw two men,
    Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
    They appeared in glory
    and were speaking of his departure,
    which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
    Hail Mary… (Lk 9:30-31 – NRSV)

  4. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep;
    but since they had stayed awake,
    they saw his glory
    and the two men who stood with him.
    Hail Mary… (Lk 9:32 – NRSV)

  5. Just as they were leaving him,
    Peter said to Jesus,
    “Master, it is good for us to be here;
    let us make three dwellings,
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”
    — not knowing what he said.
    Hail Mary… (Lk 9:33 – NRSV)

  6. While he was still speaking,
    suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them,
    and from the cloud a voice said,
    “This is my Son, the Beloved;
    with him I am well pleased;
    listen to him!”
    Hail Mary… (Mt 17:5 – NRSV)

  7. When the disciples heard this,
    they fell to the ground
    and were overcome by fear.
    But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
    “Get up and do not be afraid.”
    And when they looked up, they saw no one
    except Jesus himself alone.
    Hail Mary… (Mt 17:6-8 – NRSV)

  8. For it is the God who said,
    “Let light shine out of darkness,”
    who has shone in our hearts to give the light
    of the knowledge of the glory of God
    in the face of Jesus Christ.
    Hail Mary… (2 Cor 4:6 – NRSV)

  9. O send out your light and your truth;
     let them lead me;
    let them bring me to your holy hill
     and to your dwelling.
    Then I will go to the altar of God,
     to God my exceeding joy.
    Hail Mary… (Ps 43:3-4a – NRSV)

  10. As they were coming down the mountain,
    he ordered them to tell no one
    about what they had seen,
    until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what this rising from the dead could mean.
    Hail Mary… (Mk 9:9-10 – NRSV)

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

“Do not work for the food that perishes,
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you.
For it is on him that God the Father
has set his seal.
This is the work of God,
that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

(Jn 6:27,29* – NRSV)

Our Father…

  1. On the first day of Unleavened Bread
    the disciples came to Jesus, saying,
    “Where do you want us to make the preparations
    for you to eat the Passover?”
    He said, “Go into the city
    to a certain man, and say to him,
    ‘The Teacher says, My time is near;
    I will keep the Passover at your house
    with my disciples.’”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 26:17-18 – NRSV)

  2. When the hour came,
    [Jesus] took his place at the table,
    and the apostles with him.
    He said to them, “I have eagerly desired
    to eat this Passover with you
    before I suffer;
    for I tell you, I will never eat it again
    until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

    Hail Mary… (Lk 22:14-16 – NRSV)

  3. Then he took a loaf of bread
    and when he had given thanks,
    he broke it and gave it to them, saying,
    “This is my body,
    which is given for you.
    Do this in remembrance of me.”

    Hail Mary… (Lk 22:19 – NRSV)

  4. Then he took a cup,
    and after giving thanks
    he gave it to them, saying,
    “Drink from it, all of you;
    for this is my blood of the new covenant,
    which is poured out for many
    for the forgiveness of sins.”

    Hail Mary… (Mt 26:27-28 – NRSV)

  5. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
    you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
    Whoever, therefore, eats the bread
    or drinks the cup of the Lord
    in an unworthy manner
    will be guilty of profaning
    the body and blood of the Lord.
    Hail Mary… (1 Cor 11:26-27 – RSV)

  6. Examine yourselves, and only then
    eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
    For all who eat and drink without discerning the body,
    eat and drink judgment against themselves.
    Hail Mary… (1 Cor 11:28-29 – NRSV)

  7. “Very truly, I tell you,
    it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven,
    but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
    For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven
    and gives life to the world.
    I am the bread of life.
    Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,
    and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

    Hail Mary… (Jn 6:32-33*,35 – NRSV)

  8. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
    Whoever eats of this bread will live forever;
    and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
    Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life,
    and I will raise them up on the last day.”

    Hail Mary… (Jn 6:51,54 – NRSV)

  9. “For my flesh is true food
    and my blood is true drink.
    Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood
    abide in me, and I in them.
    Just as the living Father sent me,
    and I live because of the Father,
    so whoever eats me will live because of me.”

    Hail Mary… (Jn 6:55-57 – NRSV)

  10. All things came into being through him,
    and without him not one thing came into being.
    What has come into being in him was life,
    and the life was the light of all people.
    The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness did not overcome it.
    Hail Mary… (Jn 1:3-5 – NRSV)

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

Closing Reflection on the Role of the Blessed Mother in Our Salvation (Optional)

The Virgin Mary, who at the message of the angel
received the Word of God in her heart and in her body
and gave Life to the world,
… is endowed with the high office and dignity
of being the Mother of the Son of God,
by which account she is also
the beloved daughter of the Father
and the temple of the Holy Spirit.
At the same time, however,
because she belongs to the offspring of Adam
she is one with all those who are to be saved.
And so they turn their eyes to Mary who shines forth
to the whole community of the elect
as the model of virtues.
For Mary … calls the faithful
to her Son and His sacrifice
and to the love of the Father.
(Vat. II, Lumen Gentium: Constit. of Ch. 53, 65)

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.

[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.

Prayers After the Rosary

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

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.


Prayer of St Benedict (of Nursia) to Seek and Find God

Father, in Your goodness
grant me the intellect to comprehend You,
the perception to discern You,
and the reason to appreciate You.

In Your kindness
endow me with the diligence to look for You,
the wisdom to discover You,
and the spirit to apprehend You.

In Your graciousness
bestow on me a heart to contemplate You,
ears to hear You, eyes to see You,
and a tongue to speak of You.

In Your mercy
confer on me a conversation pleasing to You,
the patience to wait for You,
and the perseverance to long for You.

Grant me a perfect end,
in Your holy presence.
I ask this in the name of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.


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.

Sign of the Cross

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