The rosary is one of the most powerful prayers in existence, and the Friday Rosary is no exception. Friday Rosaries have been shown to help people with a variety of needs, including health problems and other struggles! This blog post will show you how to pray the holy rosary Friday and what this prayer can do good for you and your loved ones.
The Sorrowful Mysteries are prayed on a Friday (as well as on Tuesday rosary). Why is it called "sorrowful"? The word sorrow comes from Latin “tristis” meaning sad or unhappy. Jesus' last hours were a time of suffering and agony. The five sorrowful mysteries that are prayed on Friday are:
- Agony in the Garden
- Scourging at the Pillar
- Crowning with Thorns
- Carrying of Jesus' Cross to Calvary and finally,
- Death on the Cross
These five images capture Jesus Christ's suffering.
How To Pray the Friday Rosary
Place both hands together at chest level. Begin by making the
Sign of the Cross: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Take the Cross of the Rosary in your Hand and start praying.
Recite the Apostle's Creed while holding the cross of the rosary.
The Apostles Creed (I believe)
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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated 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.
Move on from bead to bead, as follows: One Our Father for the first (bigger) bead.
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.
The next 3 beads pray 3 times Hail Mary:
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
for an increase in the virtues of faith (1), hope (2) and love (3)
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.
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.
Pray the first mystery of the sorrowful mysteries. Recite five decades (ten Hail Marys) while meditating on each mystery as outlined above.
1. Jesus sweats blood in the garden
Say 10 Hail Marys Say at each bead while meditating on the Mystery. At the end of each decade:
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
2. Jesus is badly beaten at the Pillar
10 Hail Mary while meditating on the mystery number two
Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
3. Jesus was crowned with thorns
10 Hail Mary while meditating on the mystery number three
Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus...
4. Jesus was given a heavy cross to carry
10 Hail Mary
Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus...
5. Jesus died on the cross
10 Hail Marys
Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus...
Concluding Prayer of holy rosary Friday
After all 5 decades of the rosary have been prayed, say this prayer:
Hail Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our Life, our Sweetness, and our hope. To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee we send up our sighs, mourning 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. Amen.
Let us pray. 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 they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Sign of the Cross
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
How can you pray the holy rosary on the go?
Praying the rosary can be a beautiful personal meditation. It is also an excellent way to pray for someone else in need of God's healing and love, or as prayer during times of trial. And you don't have to attend church every day in order to find time to say it! There are many ways that Catholics pray the rosary at home or on the go without interrupting their daily routines.
The easiest way? You guessed right: take your beads with you everywhere you go! Keep them tucked away inside your pocket (or purse) so they're always within arm's reach. When opportunities arise for prayer throughout your day.
Conclusion Rosary Friday
The rosary is a Catholic devotion and prayer that consists of 5 decades, or sets, of the recitation of 50 Hail Mary prayers. Friday Rosary is a devotion that focuses on the mysteries of Jesus' suffering. This prayer is not only for Catholics, anyone can pray it. The holy rosary Friday provides spiritual strength and peace to those who are in need and want guidance from God and the Holy Spirit. When praying at home, in the church, or on the go you can use this guide for how to pray your Rosaries with ease!
Finally, we highly recommend praying the Rosary Friday for the intentions of prayer requests! Thank you for reading this blog post and we hope to have helped you in any way possible. God bless you.