intention of the Holy Rosary is to help unfold the
mysteries contained within the Gospel and come to
know God better by meditating upon the Scriptures.
By gaining a better understanding of
Scripture and entering into a better relationship
with Jesus through the Rosary, one becomes better
prepared to enter into communion with Him at Church
in the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the
deeper communion with Jesus in our prayer life also
assists us to enter more fully into relationship
with others in our daily lives.
primary prayers of the Most Holy Rosary find their
origin in Sacred Scripture.
They are the Lord’s Prayer (the Our Father)
and the Hail Mary. The Our Father was taught by Jesus on several occasions in
Scripture including Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.
The Hail Mary prayer is composed from the scriptural
accounts of the Angelic Salutation to Mary by the
Archangel Gabriel, and the blessing offered to Mary
by her cousin Elizabeth under the inspiration of the
Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:28,41-42)
Lord’s Prayer (The Our Father)
then, in this way: 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 Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory
now and forever. Amen.”
The Hail Mary Prayer
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
"And coming to
her, the Angel said, "Hail, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee."
Blessed art thou among women, and Blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the
greeting of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb; and
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit: And she
cried out with a loud voice and said, Blessed art
thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy
he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold,
from now on will all ages shall call me
of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers,
intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for
everyone... This is good, and it pleases God Our
Savior, Who wants everyone to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of the truth."
came and took the scroll out of the right hand of
the One seated on the throne. When He took the
scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders
fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and
gold bowls filled with incense, which are the
prayers of the saints."