How to Pray the WMR

Apr 5, 2013 by

How to pray the World Mission Rosary

“When the World Mission Rosary is completed, one has

embraced all continents, all people in prayer.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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 Introduction:

Please join us as we pray the Missionaries of Mercy World Mission Rosary. Through this devotion, inspired in part by John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, we want to “Contemplate Christ with Mary.”

We pray so that that the Father in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the Mother of Mercy, may build up His Kingdom, make the mysteries of the Rosary a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

 

We hope you already have a World Mission Rosary (see pictures). If not, please contact us and we’ll send you one. In the meantime, if you have a Rosary whose beads are all of one color, you can still pray the MoM World Mission Rosary with us. Follow the prayer instructions below, and let us know if you have any difficulties/questions.

The multicolored beads on the World Mission Rosary correspond to the beads on a regular Rosary as follows:

Green Beads (Africa): First decade
Blue Beads (Oceania): Second decade
White Beads (Europe): Third decade
Red Beads (America): Fourth decade
Yellow Beads (Asia): Fifth decade

  • Expose the Blessed Sacrament for adoration (if possible)
  • Begin the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross
  • Announce the general intention – each time:
  • That the Father in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the Mother of Mercy, may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray. Continue with the Apostles’ Creed, 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys [for a growth in the virtues of faith, hope and charity], and 1 Glory Be. All present say all the parts of the creed, the prayers, and the doxology.
  • Announce the appropriate mystery (the normal schedule for the Joyful/Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries is followed except for the use of the Mission Mysteries on Saturday).

Schedule – Days of Recitation

Day of recitation With the Luminous Mysteries Seasonal Changes
Sunday The Glorious Mysteries Advent: The Joyful Mysteries
Lent to Palm Sunday: The Sorrowful Mysteries
Ordinary Time, Easter to Sunday before Advent: The Glorious Mysteries
Monday The Joyful Mysteries
Tuesday The Sorrowful Mysteries
Wednesday The Glorious Mysteries
Thursday The Luminous Mysteries
Friday The Sorrowful Mysteries
Saturday The Mission Mysteries
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Mission Mysteries

  • The 1st Mission Mystery: The visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1,11)
  • The 2nd Mission Mystery: Jesus talks with the Samaritan Woman (John 4:28)
  • The 3rd Mission Mystery: Jesus cures the Centurion’s servant (Luke 7:2)
  • The 4th Mission Mystery: The conversion of Paul (Acts 9:20)
  • The 5th Mission Mystery: Jesus sends out His disciples (Mark 16:15)

         The Decades

  1. Begin with the intention for Africa (Green Beads) for the week in question, for example (September 7-14):  “That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a former slave in Sudan, may help the victims of the ongoing conflict in Darfur, Sudan. May He come to the aid of all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Africa.”
  2. Follow the normal format for praying the Rosary [the leader says first half of the prayer and those present say the second half].
    • Our Father
    • Ten Hail Marys
    • Glory Be
    • Fatima Prayer [“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.”]
    • Eucharistic Prayer [“O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine”]
  3. Mention the next mystery and the intention for Oceania (Blue Beads), for example – from September 7-14: “That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel, the Patron of Papua New Guinea, may help the victims of Cyclone Guba. May He come to the aid of all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Oceania.”
  4. For the 3rd, 4th and 5th decades of the Rosary, say the mystery and the associated intention and then proceed as indicated in step 5.
  5. Finish the Rosary with the following prayers (printable form), in order:
    1. Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy …
    2. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God …
    3. O God, whose only-begotten Son … (Prayer after the Rosary)
    4. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary … (Memorare)
    5. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us … (Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel)
    6. For the monthly intentions of the Holy Father [mention intentions] – One Our Father, one Hail Mary, one Glory Be
    7. Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe:
      O Virgin of Guadalupe ,
      Your appearance in Mexico changed the course of human history.
      Human sacrifice ceased and millions were converted to Jesus Christ.
      Pray for our world and nation now.
      Guide our elections through your gracious intercession.
      Change hearts and minds to uphold the dignity of all human life.
      Stem the tide of moral degeneration and defend the sanctity of marriage.
      Protect our world and nation from terrorism, war and natural disaster.
      May goodness triumph over evil.
      May candidates committed to God’s truth be elected and re-elected
      And may our world and nation prosper, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
    8. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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