Prayers

Holy Rosary-Joyful Mysteries

The Holy Rosary according to the Method of St. Louis de Montfort
Written by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Introductory Prayer
I unite with all the saints in heaven, with all the just on earth, and with all the faithful here present. I unite with you, my Jesus, in order to praise your holy Mother worthily and to praise you in her and through her. I renounce all distractions which may arise during this Rosary. I desire to say it with attention and devotion as if it were the last of my life. Amen. We offer you, Lord Jesus, this Creed in honour of all the mysteries of our faith, the Our Father and three Hail Marys in honour of the unity of your being and the Trinity of your persons. We ask of you a lively faith, a firm hope and an ardent charity. Amen.

We offer Thee, O most Holy Trinity, this Creed in honor of all the mysteries of our Faith; this Our Father and these three Hail Marys in honor of the unity of Thy Essence and the Trinity of Thy Persons. We ask of Thee a lively faith, a firm hope and an ardent charity. Amen.

Apostles' Creed, Our Father, three Hail Marys, Glory Be ...

Five Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this first decade in honor of Thine Incarnation in Mary's womb, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a profound humility. Amen.
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. (Prayer to be said at the end of each decade in accord with Our Lady of Fatima's requests in 1917).
May the grace of the Mystery of the Annunciation come down into our souls. Amen.

2. The Visitation
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this second decade in honor of the Visitation of Thy holy Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, charity toward our neighbor. Amen.
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.
May the grace of the Mystery of the Visitation come down into our souls. Amen.

3. The Nativity
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this third decade in honor of Thy Nativity in the stable of Bethlehem, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, detachment from the things of the world, contempt of riches and love of poverty. Amen.
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.
May the grace of the Mystery of the Nativity come down into our souls. Amen.

4. The Presentation in the Temple
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honor of Thy Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, purity of body and soul. Amen.
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.
May the grace of the Mystery of the Presentation in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.

5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honor of Mary's finding Thee in the Temple, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, the gift of true wisdom. Amen.
Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be to the Father, O my Jesus.
May the grace of the Mystery of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.