What is the first prayer we say to start the rosary?
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; 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.
What is the correct way to say the rosary?
To say the rosary in observance of one of the sets of mysteries, the person saying the rosary proceeds as normal from the crucifix through the first few beads. When s/he reaches the first decade, s/he meditates on the first mystery as s/he prays the Our Father, the ten Hail Marys, and so on.
How does the Rosary connect you to God?
When we pray the Rosary, we approach Christ through Mary — His Mother and our Mother — because of her special connection with Him and with us. … When we turn to her in prayer, she will immediately guide us to Christ, because she has never had a thought that was not an act of worship for God.
Why are there 10 beads in the rosary?
Ten has the meaning of totality and unity, meaning that each one of Christ’s mysteries is part of his total person and work and expresses its unity and totality, as well as its thorough contemplation by the person who says this decade of the rosary.
Which finger do you wear a rosary ring?
Wear your rosary ring on either of your index fingers. It should be worn during prayer times only, not as jewelry.