Step One While holding the crucifix make the Sign of the Cross and then recite the Apostles Creed.
The Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
The Apostles' Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead; 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 life everlasting. Amen
Step Two Recite the Our Father on the first large bead.
Our Father Our Father in heaven Hallowed be your name Your kingdom come Your will be done On earth as in heaven Give us today our daily bread Forgive us our sins As we forgive those who sin against us Save us from the time of trial And deliver us from evil Amen
Step Three Pray a Hail Mary for an increase of faith, hope and charity on each of the three small beads.
The Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen X 3
Step Four Pray the Glory Be to the Father on the next large bead.
Glory Be 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.
Step Five Pray the Fatima Prayer "O my Jesus" on the large bead.
Fatima Prayer "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy".
Step Six Recall the first Rosary Mystery and pray the Our Father on the large bead
Step Seven On each of the ten (decade) small beads pray a Hail Mary while reflecting on the mystery.
Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen The Hail Mary X 10
Step Eight On the next large bead, pray the Glory Be to the Father and the Fatima prayer.
Step Nine Each succeeding decade is prayed in a similar manner by recalling the appropriate mystery, praying the Our Father, ten Hail Mary's, the Glory Be to the Father, and the Fatima prayer while reflecting on the mystery.
Step Ten When the fifth mystery is completed, the Rosary is customarily concluded with the Hail Holy Queen, and the Sign of the Cross.
The 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.
Additional Prayers after the Rosary "O God whose only begotten Son has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen."
"My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You."