Welcome to the Return to Prayer Home Page

This page has been set up to provide you with some of the resources I use to keep my prayer life going.  It is an on going battle to have a prayer life, but it is important to have that foundation in place so then the strong winds of life blow you have something to hold you down.

Pray Today, Pray Everyday

Teach your child to pray.  Teach him the classic prayers as well as speaking his heart to the Lord.  Sometimes when life is so hard you don't know what to do, you pray.  Sometimes that prayer needs to be something that will just come out of you and give you the comfort and support you need.  My favorite prayer when the times have gotten so hard is the Rosary.  The structured form of prayer gives me something to focus on when it all seems to much.  To help you with your rosary, I offer this small card I made up.  Print it out, cut it out, fold it in half, laminate (if you can) and use it.  It is a card that contains all the mysteries, all the prayers you need to say the Rosary and a pictorial how to for saying a rosary.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary pray for us.

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How to Pray the Rosary for our Blessed Virgin Mary (Prayers you need to know, the mysteries and which days for which mysteries)

The Mysteries & Prayers for the Rosary

Mon & Sat

Joyful Mysteries

1. Annunciation

2. Visitation

3. Nativity

4. Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

5. Finding Jesus in the Temple

 

Thurs

Mysteries

of Light

1. Baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan

2. Wedding Feast of Cana

3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God / the call to conversion

4. Transfiguration of Jesus

5. The first Eucharist

 

Tues & Fri

Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden

2. Scourging at the Pillar

3. Crowning with Thorns

4. Carrying the Cross

5. Crucifixion

 

Sun & Wed

Glorious Mysteries

1. Resurrection

2. Ascension

3. Coming of the Holy Spirit

4. Assumption of Mary

5. Coronation of Mary

 

THE APOSTLESí 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 Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come 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

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

THE OUR FATHER

     Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is 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

O MY JESUS

     O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.

THE HAIL MARY

     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

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, morning and weeping in this vale 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!  Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O GOD

     O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what the promise, through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen