Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Rosary Prayer

During my research on the Rosary, I came across a prayer called "The Rosary Prayer" which is an optional prayer to add at the conclusion of the Rosary.  I very rarely hear it recited, but it is such a beautiful way to end Our Lady's favorite prayer.  My goal is to memorize it and to begin incorporating it into my Rosary devotion.  Maybe you can too (if you don't already).  I especially like the invocation of the Two Hears at the end.  Here it is:

The Rosary Prayer

(Verse) Let us pray:

(Response) O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Verse) Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,

(Response) Have mercy on us.

(Verse) Immaculate Heart of Mary,

(Response) Pray for us.


Anonymous said...

You probably already know that those prayers are part of the daily recitation of the Rosary by the Legion of Mary and their auxiliary.

Mary said...

My family has always said this prayer but I've only recently seen the invocations. My kids have memorized it and now we have added the st. Gertrude prayer to release 1000 souls from purgatory every time you say it. My son likes to tell us after we say it as a family that 5000 souls just went to heaven. How incredible!

Peggy Bowes said...

Anon, thanks for the info on the Legion of Mary. Here's a link for USA locations:

Mary, we say St. Gertrude's prayer every time we pass a cemetery. My son also counts the souls we release.