Posted by: celticanglican | August 4, 2007

A Marian Rosary Form for Episcopalians

The rosary is one of the most beloved forms of Christian prayer. Although there is an Anglican rosary in use, many Episcopalians also use the Marian rosary. Here’s a form that that others may wish to utilize that reflect Anglican prayers/beliefs.

This is designed for those familiar with praying with the beads, but possibly looking for alternate prayers.

(Please note: This is an unofficial resource. Please do feel free to share with others).
+Sign of the Cross+

Apostles Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord , Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

On the next three beads:

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, prayer for us sinners now and in the hour of our death.) Amen.

OR

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me (or whoever the rosary is being offered for), a sinner.

Once reaching the first Our Father bead, the prayers are recited in the following manner:

Our Father/Lord’s Prayer on the first bead

10 Hail Marys or Jesus Prayers on the following 10 beads

At the conclusion of the decade:

<>Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

<>You may wish to add the following prayer after the Gloria: Holy God, holy and mighty, holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

or the Fatima Prayer: Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

At the conclusion of all five decades, use one of the following:

A Prayer of Self-Dedication (p.832)

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

The St. Francis Prayer (p.833)

 

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

For the Answering of a Prayer (p.834)

Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son’s Name: We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ear to us who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Traditional Haily Holy Queen/Salve Regina prayer:

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we sent up our sights, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy upon us. After this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, a sweet Virgin Mary.Pray for us, holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
All five decades follow this form. The Mysteries corresponding to each decade with suggested opening collects, are below.

<>The Mysteries

Joyful Mysteries-Usually used on Mondays and Thursdays or during Advent and Christmas

The Annunciation

Collect for The Annunciation p. 240 BCP

Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced
by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Visitation

Collect for The Visitation p. 240 BCP

Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Nativity

Collect for Of the Incarnation p. 252 BCP

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may
share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Presentation

Collect for The Presentation p. 239

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so
we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Finding in the Temple

Collect for 8th Sunday of Epiphany p. 216 BCP

Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who care for us: Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Luminous Mysteries-Tuesdays or during Epiphany

The Baptism of the Lord

Collect for The Baptism of Our Lord p. 214

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The Wedding at Cana

Collect for 2nd Epiphany p. 215

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word
and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Proclaimation of the Kingdom

Collect for 3rd Epiphany p.215

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News
of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Transfiguration

Collect for the Transfiguration p. 243

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment
white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.

The Institution of the Eucharist

Collect for After Receiving Communion p.834

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast leftunto us a memorial of thy passion: Grant us, we beseech
thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of
thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sorrowful Mysteries-Usually used on Tuesdays and Fridays or during Lent and Holy Week.

The Agony in the Garden

Collect for Tuesday in Holy Week p.220

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life:
Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior
Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Scourging

Collect for Wednesday in Holy Week p.220

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept
joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Crowning with Thorns

Collect for Proper 29 p.236

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Carrying of the Cross

Collect for Monday in Holy Week p. 220

Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and
peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

The Crucifixion

Collect at the top of p. 101

Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and
peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

The Glorious Mysteries-Generally used on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays or during Easter and Pentecost.

The Resurrection

Collect for Tuesday of Easter Week p.223

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to
light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

The Ascension

Either of the Collects for Ascension Day p.226

Almighty God, whos blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things:
Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end
of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory
everlasting. Amen.

or this

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended
into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Sending of the Holy Spirit

Collect for Of the Holy Spirit p.251

Almighty and most merciful God, grant that by the indwelling of your Holy Spirit we may be enlightened and strengthened
for your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever. Amen.

The Assumption of Mary (some may prefer to mediate instead on Christ’s Second Coming)

Collect for St. Mary the Virgin on p.243

 

O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been
redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or Collect for the First Sunday of Advent p.211

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Coronation of Mary (some may prefer to meditate on the new heaven and earth described in Revelation)

Second Collect for Of a Saint on p.250

 

Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of
your servant Mary, may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at last we may with her attain to your eternal
joy; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

or this

O God, you have brought us near to an innumerable company of angels, and to the spirits of just men made perfect: Grant us
during our earthly pilgrimage to abide in their fellowship, and in our heavenly country to become partakers of their joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or this

Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly
pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their
witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable
through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

or one of the Burial Collects on pp.503-505

Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of
witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of
your servant N., may persevere in running the race that is set
before us, until at last we may with him attain to your eternal
joy; through Jesus Christ, the pioneer and perfecter of our
faith, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

or this

O God, you have brought us near to an innumerable company
of angels, and to the spirits of just men made perfect: Grant us
during our earthly pilgrimage to abide in their fellowship, and
in our heavenly country to become partakers of their joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or this

Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly
pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their
witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable
through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we pray, deeply aware of the  shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shall have served you in our generation, we may be gathered to our ancestors, having the testimony of a good conscience, in the communion of the Catholic Church, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a religious and holy hope, in favor with you, our God, and in perfect charity with the world. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, the King of saints, we praise and glorify your holy Name for all your servants who have finished their course in your faith and fear: for the blessed Virgin Mary; for the holy patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs; and for all your other righteous servants, known to us and unknown; and we pray that, encouraged by their examples, aided by their prayers, and strengthened by their fellowship, we also may be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us your servants so to follow in faith where
you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your
tender mercies’ sake. Amen.

Merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Resurrection and the Life: Raise us, we humbly pray, from
the death of sin to the life of righteousness; that when we depart this life we may rest in him, and at the resurrection receive that blessing which your well-beloved Son shall then pronounce: “Come, you blessed of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world.” Grant this, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

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