Recite the Rosary of the Unborn® just as you would pray a regular rosary and pray from the heart. The Rosary should be offered for the unborn and for an end to abortion. Meditations, prayed silently or aloud before each decade, are optional.
The beads on the Rosary help us to keep track of which prayers are being said and the number of prayers being recited. We should always pray from the heart, and meditate on the mysteries of the rosary, which reflect the lives of Our Lord and Our Lady.
The Rosary Structure
The Rosary consists of a crucifix, which indicates the beginning and end of the rosary. To begin recitation of the rosary, one must make the Sign of the Cross. The Sign of the Cross is a prayer itself. Then, there are "opening", or beginning prayers.
After the opening prayers, you will find single beads in the shape of a red cross on the Rosary of the Unborn®. These are "Our Father" beads and the "Our Father" prayer should be said on them. You will see sets of 10 beads (the teardrop beads with small babies) in which the "Hail Mary" prayer is to be recited.
As you pray the rosary, follow the prayers holding the beads between your thumb and finger. When you move toward the end of the rosary, near the centerpiece, the "closing", or ending prayers, should be prayed, and the Sign of the Cross made.
Please note: The small, one-decade Rosary of the Unborn® is a smaller, compact version of the rosary. All of the prayers that are said using a large rosary should also be said on a smaller version, even though there are not as many beads. Rosary of the Unborn Finger Cards can also be used and hold the graces promised by Heaven.
The Mysteries of the Rosary
The Mysteries bring us closer to God as we pray and reflect on the events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. If you are praying one rosary per day, follow this schedule in meditating on the mysteries:
Mondays, Saturdays: The Joyful Mysteries
Tuesdays, Fridays: The Sorrowful Mysteries
Wednesdays, Sundays: The Glorious Mysteries
Thursdays: The Luminous Mysteries
Each meditation is prayed before each set of the "Our Father" and 10 "Hail Mary" beads.
The Joyful Mysteries:
The Birth of Our Lord (Nativity)
The Presentation of Our Lord
The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple
The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Agony of Our Lord
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Glorious Mysteries:
The Ascension into Heaven
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Coronation (Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth)
The Luminous Mysteries (The Mysteries of Light):
The Baptism in the Jordan (Baptism of Jesus)
The Wedding at Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Institution of the Eucharist
The Prayers of the Rosary
The following prayers are used when praying the rosary.
We raise our rosaries to Heaven and say
Celestial Queen, with this rosary I bind all sinners and all nations to your Immaculate Heart.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Heavenly Father, during this time of world crisis, let all souls find their peace and security in Your Divine Will. Give each soul the grace to understand that Your Will is Holy Love in the present moment. Benevolent Father, illuminate each conscience to see the ways that he is not living in Your Will. Grant the world the grace to change and the time in which to do it. Amen.
Divine Infant Jesus, as we pray this rosary, we ask You to remove from the heart of the world the desire to commit the sin of abortion. Remove the veil of deceit satan has placed over hearts, which portrays promiscuity as a freedom, and reveal it for what it is-slavery to sin. Place over the heart of the world a renewed respect for life at the moment of conception. Amen
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
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.
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.
(All) Glory Be
All 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.
My Jesus, forgive us of our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Prayer to Jesus
Jesus, Protect and Save the Unborn!
Prayers at the end of the Rosary:
Hail, Holy Queen
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.
Leader: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God…
Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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 in meditating upon 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.
OPTIONAL ENDING PRAYERS
The following ending prayers are used at Holy Love Ministries prayer services:
Leader: Let us say an Our Father, Hail Mary, and All Glory Be for the intentions and well-being of Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II.
(Recite prayers) Our Father…Hail Mary…All Glory Be…
Leader:We offer this Rosary to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with St. Joseph for the restoration of the priesthood to the tradition of faith and for all the unconverted. Make us Your humble instruments of Holy Love.
ALL: Mary, Protect Our Faith!
Leader: Mary, Refuge of Holy Love…
ALL: Pray for us!
Leader: St. Michael, St. Joseph, St. Therese, St. John Vianney, St. Pio de Pietrelcina, and Archbishop Gabriel Ganaka…
ALL: Pray for us!
Leader: Let us pray the Prayer of Mary, Refuge of Holy Love.
ALL: Mary, Protectress of the Faith, shelter my faith in Your Immaculate Heart -- Refuge of Holy Love. In the Refuge of Your Heart and united to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Son, Protect my faith from all evil. Amen.
ALL: (The Sign of the Cross)
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
How to Pray the Rosary of the Unborn® "Step-by-step" (Large)
1. Hold the crucifix, make the Sign of the Cross, and say the Apostle's Creed.
2. Pray the 'Our Father' on the first red cross bead.
3. Pray three 'Hail Marys' on each teardrop bead in the set of three.
4. Recite the 'All Glory Be' after the third 'Hail Mary' prayer.
5. Recall the first Rosary Mystery and then pray the 'Our Father' on the next bead.
6. Pray the 'Hail Mary' on each teardrop bead of the group of 10 beads (called a "decade"); reflect on the First Mystery as you are praying.
7. After the tenth 'Hail Mary', recite an 'All Glory Be' and the Fatima Prayer.
8. Continue in this manner by recalling the 2nd and 3rd mystery, and so on, and praying the 'Our Father' on red crosses, 10 'Hail Mary's on teardrops, and one 'All Glory Be' and the Fatima Prayer after, while reflecting on each new mystery.
9. When the fifth, or last, mystery is completed, then conclude with 'Hail, Holy Queen', and then the closing prayers.
10. Make the Sign of the Cross.
[If using the Small, One-Decade Rosary of the Unborn, pray the beginning prayers before reaching the centerpiece [there will not be a prayer bead for each prayer]. The centerpiece should begin the 1st "Our Father" of the first mystery/meditation that you are praying. Follow each bead praying a "Hail Mary" and when returning to the centerpiece, pray the "Glory Be" and "Fatima Prayer". Stay on the centerpiece and begin the "Our Father" of the next meditation. Continue in this manner until all meditations are completed. Finish with the ending prayers of the Rosary.]
[If using the Finger Card, follow in a similar manner as with the Small, One-Decade Rosary as explained above.]