My Rosary Beads
A little pair of Rosary Beads, as plain as plain can be,
but only God in Heaven knows how dear they are to me.
I have them always with me at every step I take,
At evening when I slumber, at morn when I awake.
In bright and cloudy weather, in sunshine or in rain,
In happiness or sorrow, in pleasure or in pain.
It helps me in my struggle. It reproves me when in sin.
Its look of gentle patience rebukes the strife within.
In days of pain and anguish, the greatest help I knew
Was to hold my Rosary Beads until I calmer grew.
So when the time approaches when I will have to die,
I hope my little Rosary Beads will close beside me lie.
That the holy name of Jesus may be the last I say,
And kissing my sweet Rosary Beads my soul may pass away.
Praying the Rosary
Make the Sign of the Cross.
Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed.
On the first bead, say an Our Father.
Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads.
Say the Glory Be
For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery,
then say the Our Father.
While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade,
say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery.
Then say a Glory Be.
After saying the five decades, say the Memorare.
Mary asks us to pray the Rosary
I said this poem about my rosary when I was a little girl.
I remember how dear my rosary always was to me.
Prayer of Consecration to Mary
St John Vianney about Morning Prayer