The Ultimate Guide To The Rosary: How To Pray The Rosary, 15 Promises, the History, & More!

by Mary - The Blessed Mother, Prayer

It’s no secret that a devotion to praying the rosary will help you grow in your faith. Mary is our Mother and our advocate. When we ask her to present our needs to Jesus, we can be confident that she will take our requests to her Son. If you’ve ever wondered how to pray the rosary or if it is an effective form of prayer, the graphics below will guide you.

Find encouragement in this collection of our most popular graphics on the rosary. We invite you to print these images and use them in your apostolate. Find more joy in praying the rosary by inspiring others to do the same. Don’t forget to check out our series of artwork on the mysteries of the rosary when you are finished with this post.

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”

– Saint Louis de Montfort

The History of the Rosary


The 15 Promises of the Rosary


Reasons to Pray the Rosary


Tips to Pray the Rosary Every Day

how to pray the rosary

Quotes on the Rosary

“…in vain do I strive to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary; I am unable to fix my attention. For a long time, I was sad because of this lack of devotion which surprised me, for I love the Blessed Virgin so much that it should be easy for me to say in her honor prayers which please her so much. Now, it saddens me less; I think that the Queen of Heaven being my Mother, she must see my good will and be content with it.”

– St. Therese

“Reciting your “Mystery,” or “decade,” you follow the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, who instructing you from within, leads you to imitate Jesus more closely by making you pray with Mary, and above all, like Mary.” 

– Saint John Paul II

“The Rosary is THE weapon.”


“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.”

– St. Anthony Mary Claret

“How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!”

– St. John Paul II

“This simple prayer, in fact, helps us to contemplate all that God in His love has done for us and for our salvation and helps us understand that our life is united to Christ’s.”

– Pope Francis on the Holy Rosary

“The great power of the Rosary is that it makes a prayer of the Creed.”

– St. John Henry Newman

“The Holy Rosary is Jacob’s Ladder on which our prayers ascend and graces descend.” – St. Hannibal Mary di Francia

How to Pray the Rosary

how to pray the rosary

Mysteries of the Rosary Depicted in Art

The Joyful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

3 More Uses for Your Rosary

We realize that it takes some time to sit down and pray the rosary. Here are three other ways to use your rosary that take a little less time.



Videos On The Rosary

Books On The Rosary

Prayers Of The Rosary

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on 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 there he will 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.

Our Father

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.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among 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.

Glory Be

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. Amen.

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.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley 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.

Rosary Prayer

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 by meditating upon these mysteries of the holiest rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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