Holy Rosary:

Holy Rosary: ​​Why do we pray on Wednesday and Sunday?

Holy Rosary of Wednesday, is a prayer performed and belonging to the Glorious Mysteries of Wednesday and Sunday. In the following article we will know everything about this type of prayer of the Holy Rosary on Wednesday.

Prayer of the Holy Rosary on Wednesday – Glorious Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary come to be meditated specifically on Wednesday and Sunday. Starting with the recitation of said Wednesday mysteries preferably in front of a certain image of the Blessed Virgin Mary (although this is not essential) and with a Rosary that is blessed in the hands.

You must remember that the most important thing is to get to meditate on each of the mysteries, meanwhile you come to accompany them with their respective prayers.

Prayers of the Holy Rosary

These are the prayers that must be performed at the time of each of the corresponding mysteries, since they will have much more effect than desired. Thanks to these initial prayers, many assure that the request will be achieved. The prayers must be made verbatim as indicated here, neither more nor less.

act of contrition

This is the act of contrition prayer which goes like this:

My Lord Jesus, True God and True Man , Creator, Father and my Redeemer; because you are who you are, infinite goodness, and because I love you above all things, it weighs me with all my heart to have offended you; it also weighs me down because you can punish me with the pains of hell. Helped by your divine grace, I firmly propose never to sin again, confess and fulfill the penance that was imposed on me. Amen.

The creed

The Prayer of the Creed which you know a lot, but if you do not know it or you are new to this, it is the following prayer:

I believe in God, Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under the power of Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, descended into hell, on the third day he rose from the dead, 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 eternal life. Amen.

Our father

This is the Our Father prayer which goes like this:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name; let your kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; forgive our offenses, as we also forgive those who offend us; lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil. Amen.

Ave Maria

The famous Hail Mary prayer, a prayer dedicated to the Virgin Mary for her blessings:

God save you, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

the glory

This is the prayer of the Glory, where glory is given to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit of God:

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, now and forever and ever. Amen.

The Fatima Prayer

For this Holy Rosary on Wednesday it is necessary to have to perform this kind of Fatima prayer which says as follows:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy. Amen.

the hail

The recognized prayer of Hail, this must be performed in the following way:

God save you, Queen and Mother of mercy, life, sweetness and our hope; God saves you. To you we call the exiled children of Eve; to you we sigh, moaning and crying in this valley of tears.

Be, then, Lady, our lawyer, return to us those your merciful eyes; and after this exile show us Jesus, blessed fruit of your womb. Oh most merciful, oh pious, oh sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us Holy Mother of God so that we may be worthy of achieving the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


This is an optional prayer, that is, it is not mandatory, it must be done at the end of each decade. It says as follows:

Mary Mother of mercy, Mother of goodness and mercy, defend us from our enemies, protect us, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Offering of the Rosary

On this day I join all the saints in heaven, all the just who are on earth, all the faithful souls who are in this place. I join you Jesus, to be able to praise your holy mother and praise you and her. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Sentences

Before beginning, the initial prayers must be made, which are the following:

  • Make the Sign of the Cross.
  • The Recite of the Act of Contrition.
  • Recite the Creed.
  • Pray 1 Our Father.
  • Pray 3 Hail Marys.
  • Pray 1 Glory.

First Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus

As Saturday passed, just at dawn, being the first day of the week, it happened that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were going to see the tomb, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, with the purpose of rolling the tombstone and after doing so he sat on it.

As for its appearance, it was similar to lightning, it also had white clothes, at that moment the guards who were in that place trembled and felt very afraid, but the angel only addressed the women, to say: ” Fear not, I know you are here looking for Jesus, but he is not here.

  • Begin by praying the Our Father.
  • Then it is necessary to pray 10 Hail Marys.
  • The Gloria should also be prayed.
  • Followed by praying the Fatima prayer.
  • And finally you must recite the ejaculation.

Second Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus


After the passion and death had happened, Jesus appeared before the apostles that he had chosen, to give them some evidence that showed his resurrection, for this reason he appeared to him for 40 days and spoke to them about everything related to the Kingdom of God, also He gave the promise to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

“He said to them, you will receive power, the strength of the Holy Spirit, which will come upon each one of you, and will make you my witnesses in different places both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth. ”.

I also give you many instructions, for this reason in Saint Matthew it says: “I have received all power in heaven and on earth, therefore go and make disciples and also baptize people in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teach that you must keep each of the things I have commanded you. And keep in mind that every day I will be with you until the end of the world.

It is recommended to follow the following sentences, in the established order:

  • Pray the Our Father to start.
  • Pray 10 Hail Marys.
  • It is also necessary to pray the Gloria.
  • Pray the Fatima prayer.
  • Recitar la jaculatoria.

Third Mystery: The Coming of the Holy Spirit


After the Ascension of the Lord, each one of those who had accompanied him from Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives returned to the City, and united they were constant in prayer, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was also with them, and together they dedicated to keeping the fulfillment of the promise of the Risen One:

“That they would be baptized in the Holy Spirit in just a few days… For this reason he told them, you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit, which will be upon you, and you will be my witnesses.”

It happened that just when the day of the Jewish festival of Pentecost arrived, which corresponded to 50 days after Passover, and the Resurrection of the Lord, they were all gathered together and a very loud noise came from heaven like a gust of impetuous wind, and in this way they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit granted each one of them.

It is recommended to follow the following prayers, in order to receive the desired response in each of the requests:

  • Pray the Our Father.
  • Pray 10 Hail Marys.
  • Pray the Gloria.
  • Pray the Fatima prayer.
  • Recitar la jaculatoria.

Fourth Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven


After the Holy Virgin Mary fulfilled her time of life, she was taken body and soul to the glory of heaven, where she remains together with the glory of the resurrection of her Son, thus waiting for the resurrection of all the members to be fulfilled. of his sacred body.

“Full of grace” For this reason, the almighty God allowed her to reach a divine grace, that is how she received all the graces being predestined by him to be the Mother of God.

“Each and every one of the generations will call her blessed because the Lord has done great things in her” (Lk 1, 48-49).

As in the prayers made previously, the following prayers must be made with faith:

  • Pray the Our Father.
  • Pray 10 Hail Marys.
  • Pray the Gloria.
  • Pray the Fatima prayer.
  • Recitar la jaculatoria.

Fifth Mystery: The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Coronation

“This is how a great sign appeared in the sky: reflecting the form of a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, who had a crown of 12 stars on her head.” (Ap 12,1)

“She was also full of a great maternal feeling, as the responsibility of ensuring the salvation of people was entrusted to her hands. For this reason, she manifests a holy concern for the well-being of every human being.

For she has been constituted by the Lord as the Queen of heaven and earth, thus receiving exaltation, remaining at the right hand of her only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, in this way she receives whatever she asks for in each of her pleas, being heard in all time”.

It is necessary to perform each of the prayers mentioned below, in this way the desired benefits are received:

  • Pray the Our Father.
  • Pray 10 Hail Marys.
  • Pray the Gloria.
  • Pray the Fatima prayer.
  • Recitar la jaculatoria.
  • Recite the Hail (Salve Regina).

It is also vitally important to recite the Litany to the Virgin Mary, which will be mentioned below:

Litanies of the Virgin Mary

The Litanies of the Virgin Mary are recited at the end of the Prayer of what the Holy Rosary is, I already came to be after the 15 mysteries or until the end of the 5 mysteries of the day. The Litanies can also be prayed at any time, however, their use is widely related to the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary.

**The phrases that are colored in red are the ones that correspond to the responsorial part of the Litany.

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy

Christ have mercy

Christ have mercy

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy

Christ, oyenos

Christ, oyenos

Christ hear us

Christ hear us

God, Heavenly Father,

Have mercy on us.

God, Son, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy on us.

God, Holy Spirit,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,

Have mercy on us.

Santa Maria,

Pray for us (use this answer from now on).

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of Virgins,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of the Church,

Mother of divine grace,

most pure mother,

most chaste mother,

ever virgin mother,

immaculate mother,

kind mother,

admirable mother,

Mother of good advice,

Mother of the Creator,

Mother of the Savior,

mother of mercy,

Most prudent Virgin,

Virgin worthy of veneration,

Virgin worthy of praise,

mighty virgin,

Merciful Virgin,

Faithful Virgin,

mirror of justice,

throne of wisdom,

Cause of our joy,

spirit vessel,

Vessel worthy of honor,

Vessel of illustrious devotion,

mystic rose,

tower of david,

Ivory tower,

House of Gold,

Ark of the covenant,

Heaven’s Door,

Morning Star,

health of the sick,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Forgive us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Hear us, Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of achieving the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


On this day we ask you, oh Lord, to grant us, Lord our God, the power to enjoy continuous health of soul and also of body, and through the glorious intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to be able to see us free from the sadness of present life and the power to enjoy eternal joys. Through our Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

During the prayer of the Holy Rosary on Sunday or Wednesday, they come to meditate on the mysteries of our faith. In each of the rosaries, 5 mysteries are meditated, each one followed by an Our Father and also by ten Hail Marys.

The mysteries are grouped into 4 which are the following:

  • Joyous – (Mondays and Saturdays)
  • Luminous – (Thursday)
  • Painful – (Tuesday and Friday)
  • Glorious – (Wednesdays and Sundays)

As the vocal prayers are said, the main mysteries of our Redemption will be thought about.

The Joyful Mysteries – (Mondays and Saturdays)

1- The Annunciation.

2- The Visitation (from Mary to her cousin Saint Elizabeth).

3- The Birth of Jesus

4- The Presentation

5- The Lost and Found Child in the Temple

The Luminous Mysteries – (Thursday)

1- His baptism in the Jordan

2- His self-revelation at the wedding at Cana

3- His Announcement of the Kingdom of God, inviting conversion

4- His Transfiguration

5- Institution of the Eucharist, sacramental expression of the Paschal mystery.

The Sorrowful Mysteries – (Tuesday and Friday)

1- The Agony in the Garden

2- The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ

3- The Crowning with Thorns

4- Jesus Christ, the cross on his shoulders and on the way to Calvary.

5- The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord

The Glorious Mysteries – (Wednesday and Sunday)

1- The Resurrection of the Lord

2- The Ascension

3- The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

4- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

5 -The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

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