How To Pray The Rosary

Videos, Audio, Devotions, and Printables

You can learn how to pray the Rosary with our Catholic Rosary videos. You can also pray the Rosary online with your Rosary prayer group and use our audio Rosary from your phone while traveling.

How to pray the RosaryLearn how to pray the Rosary devoutly.

Truly, it's important to learn to pray the Rosary with love and devotion. Gather your thoughts and think of Jesus and Mary and the mysteries. Make a sincere petition for a specific grace. Try to keep your mind on God in spite of distractions. Love and this habit will help you pray well.

Be sure to scroll all the way down or jump down to these Rosary resources:

  1. Catholic Rosary Videos
  2. Step by Step Catholic Rosary Prayers
  3. Pray the Rosary with Devotion
  4. Rosary Diagrams and Worksheets

Below the videos, we also recommend other aids for praying the Rosary like audio recordings, a devotional book, a free Rosary diagram, and homeschool worksheets. Pray for us! :-)

1. How To Pray The Rosary With Videos And Audio

These Catholic Rosary videos are show the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary and are great for praying the Holy Rosary and joining with "someone to pray the Rosary ". You can bookmark this page for your daily Rosary, too.

Praying the Rosary is actually easy. By the time you say one Rosary you will probably have learned the main Rosary prayer, the Hail Mary. See our printable charts below.

1.A. Catholic Rosary Videos

The 15 decade Rosary is basically a simplified Psalms of the Bible that King David wrote. There are 15 Promises of the Rosary as given by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. It's also the basis for the 54 Day Rosary Novena.

1.B. How To Pray The Rosary Audio CDs

Once you know the words to the prayers it is super helpful to have a recording for practice. This recording is done by a priest with school children in church. It is beautiful. There is no distracting music and the only singing is Father and the children leading and answering the Gloria Patri in Latin.

You can either listen to the audio recording free or buy CDs to download or use in your devices.


2. How To Pray The Rosary With Prayers: Step By Step

Short cut:

  1. Learn six prayers.
  2. Start at the Crucifix.
  3. Pray them in order.
  4. Use the beads to keep track.

2.A. Make the Sign of the Cross. +

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

  • In the Name of the Father (put your right hand to your forehead), 
  • and of the Son (put your right hand just below your ribs), 
  • and of the Holy (put your right hand over your left shoulder), 
  • Ghost (put your right hand to your right shoulder). 
  • Amen (fold your hands in front of you with the classic "praying hands" form).

2.B. Say 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 Holy Ghost, 
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 Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

2.C. Say one Our Father Prayer

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.

2.D. Say three Hail Marys

Hail Mary, full of grace!

The Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou amongst 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.

2.E. Say one Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father,

And to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and ever shall be. Amen.

2.F. Now say five decades

One Our Father

Ten Hail Marys

One Glory Be

2.G. What Is A Rosary Decade?

That's it! Easy. There are other devotions that you can add or that your parish might use, but learning how to pray the Rosary really is this simple. Please remember us in your prayers and as you use our free Rosary diagram and other PDFs below.

3. St. Louis DeMontfort: Pray The Rosary With Devotion

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The Secret Of The Rosary written by St. Louis de Montfort and published by TAN Books is an excellent introduction to the Rosary and it gives the best instructions and meditation ideas for learning how to pray the Rosary.

It teaches the history of the Rosary and the virtues that we can gain by saying the Rosary. The publisher says that it is,

  • "Probably the finest book ever written about the Rosary; appeals to all ages. 
  • Shows the great spiritual power of the Rosary, which is appreciated by few. 
  • A miracle of a book. 
  • Imprimatur." 

St. Louis DeMontfort's love for the Blessed Virgin Mary is simply contagious!

Read The Secret of the Rosary out loud to your little ones or use excerpts from it while teaching the Rosary in a sermon or catechism class.

4. Rosary Diagrams, Worksheets, And Coloring Pages

Manuscript & Cursive Writing Worksheets

Print these sample worksheets below. The First Communion copybook (from the Baltimore Catechism No. 1) comes with both manuscript and cursive writing as does the Confirmation copybook (from the Baltimore Catechism No. 2). Print all three!

Free Sample Printables, Buy Bundles Below

1. Who made you?

Catholic First Communion Worksheets

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First Communion Baltimore Catechism Worksheets

Hail Mary Prayer

Manuscript or Cursive Writing Worksheets and Quizzes 

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Confirmation Worksheets Download

Hail Mary Prayer

Manuscript or Cursive Writing Worksheets and Quizzes 

Download - $14.98

Confirmation Worksheets Download

Print our free Rosary PDF to learn how to say the Rosary or to teach others how to pray the Rosary. Learn about the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary using our Rosary diagram. 

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