Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Catholic Rosary Prayers

Catholic Rosary Prayers

Hail Holy Queen Prayer

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 vale of tears; 
turn, then most gracious Advocate, 
thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, 
our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! 
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, 
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Fatima prayer

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.
 (Story of Fatima separate post)



 Saint Michael Prayer

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard 
against the wickedness 
and the snares of the devil. May God rebuke him 
we humbly pray and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Prayer From
the Catholic Breviary
(said when praying the rosary after the prayers above)

Let us pray, O God, whose only begotten Son, 
by His life death and Resurrection, 
has purchased for us the reward of eternal salvation. 
Grant we beseech Thee that while 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. 

 The Roman Breviary, which with rare exceptions (certain religious orders, the Ambrosian and Mozarabic RiteRites, etc.) is used at this day throughout the Latin Church, is divided into four parts according to the seasons of the year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. It is constructed of the following elements: (a) the Psalter; (b) the Proper of the Season; (c) Proper of the Saints; (d) the Common; (e) certain special Offices.

More on the Breviary (The Liturgy of the Hours) and Psalter forms of prayer coming in a future post...