Rosary Prayers

Prayers Before Beginning

A brief collection of Prayers that may said before recitation of the Rosary. Some of these are often used as daily consecrations or acts of offering to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Rosary Confraternity is a world-wide movement of prayer entrusted to the Dominican order by the Holy See, more than 500 years old, whose members pledge to say the complete Rosary weekly. Members not only pray the Rosary, but also pray for others members of the Confraternity and their intentions. If you pray the Rosary faithfully and are not already a member, I urge you to join. For further information, write to:
The Rosary Center,
Dominican Fathers,
P O Box 3617,
Portland OR, 97208
Or, visit their website for more information

Rosary Confraternity Prayer

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Mother of us all, we come to you for help in our sorrows, trials and necessities. Sin leaves us weak and helpless but Divine Grace heals and strengthens.

We ask for the grace to love Jesus as you loved Him, to believe as you believed, to hope as you hoped; we ask to share your purity of mind and heart. Give us true sorrow for sin and make us love people as you and Jesus loved them. Obtain for us the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we may be wise with your wisdom, understand with your understanding, know with your knowledge, prudent with your prudence, patient with your patience, courageous with your fortitude and desire justice ardently for everyone with the all consuming desire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus your Son.

Open our minds that as we pray the Rosary we will understand the teachings of the Gospel contained in its mysteries.

We pray especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity whom we love. Help them wherever they may be; guide them, watch over them and make them strong in their trials and suffering. We are drawn together by a common bond of great charity for you and for each other; keep us faithful to your Son and to your Rosary till death.

Intercede for the souls in Purgatory, especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity who have died. May they rest in peace. Finally we ak for the grace of final perseverance for ouselves and for our loved ones that we may all be reunited in heaven forever.

Saint Dominic, you who received so much Grace and Strength from the Rosary,Pray for Us. Amen

Mary, My Queen and Mother

You may begin by saying one Hail Mary

My Queen! my Mother! I give thee all myself, and, to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self. Wherefore, O loving Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, defend me, as thy property and possession.

(500 days indulgence. Plenary indulgence if recited daily for 1 month, under the usual conditions of Confession, Communion, abscence of any affection for sin, and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father.)

A Prayer Before The Rosary

Queen of the Holy Rosary, you came to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners, and the favor which I ask of you in this Rosary (Mention your request). I ask it for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls, especially for my own. Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech you, 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.

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