The prayer of the Rosary is the most asked for in the Message of Fatima. The Blessed Virgin Mary requested in all of her six apparitions to pray the Rosary every day: "Pray the Rosary every day".
There is no other devotion in the Church that has been more recommended by the Popes than this one.
The simple Rosary is composed by five decades; each decade is recited in honor of a Mystery of the life of Our Lord and of His Mother, starting with the Annunciation and ending with the triumphant Coronation of Mary in Heaven.
One decade is composed by one Our Father, tem Hail Marys, one Glory be to the Father and the prayer that Our Lady taught the Little Shepherds in Fatima. Usually, five decades are recited while meditating on one of the group of the Mysteries hereby indicated.
HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY?
Start the recitation with the Sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
O God come to my aid;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
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.
At the beginning of each decade, announce the "mystery" to be contemplated, for example, the first joyful mystery is "The Annunciation".
After a short pause for reflection, recite the "Our Father", ten "Hail Marys" and the "Glory be to the Father".
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 among 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.
Glory be to the Father
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.
After each decade, recite the prayer asked by the Virgin Mary in Fatima: “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. Amen”.
At the end of the recitation of the 5th Mystery, pray three “Hail Marys” and finish with the prayer “Hail Holy Queen”:
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail, 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 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.
THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
(Mondays and Saturdays)
1. Mystery: The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary Virgin. (Luke 1, 26-38)
2. Mystery: The visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1, 39-56)
3. Mystery: The Birth of Our Lord. (Luke 2, 1-20)
4. Mystery: The Presentation of Our Lord. (Luke 2, 22-38)
5. Mystery: The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple. (Luke 2, 41-50)
(Tuesdays and Fridays)
1. Mystery: The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden. (Matthew 26, 36-46)
2. Mystery: Our Lord is scourged at the Pilar. (Matthew 27, 24-26)
3. Mystery: Our Lord is crowned with Thorns. (Matthew 27, 27-31)
4. Mystery: Our Lord carries the Cross to Calvary. (Luke 23, 26-32)
5. Mystery: The Crucifixion of Our Lord. (John 19, 17-30)
(Wednesdays and Sundays)
1. Mystery: The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord. (Matthew 28, 1-10)
2. Mystery: The Ascension of Our Lord. (Acts 1, 6-11)
3. Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Act 1, 12-14 and 2, 1-4)
4. Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven. (1Cor 15, 12-23)
5. Mystery: The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. (Ap 12, 1-17)
1. Mystery: The Baptism of Our Lord in the River Jordan. (Matthew 3, 13-17)
2. Mystery: The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (John 2, 1-11)
3. Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Matthew 4, 12-17-23)
4. Mystery: The Transfiguration of Our Lord. (Luke 9, 28-36)
5. Mystery: The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist. (Luke 22, 14-20)