Anglican Rosary

For a brief history of the Anglican rosary (also called prayer beads) and an explanation of how to pray the Anglican rosary visit King of Peace. The site also includes some excellent prayer suggestions. Below you will find some of the prayers I use in praying the Anglican rosary. For me, contemplative prayer and the rosary are keys to my connection with God. I make rosaries and write rosary prayers as part of my service to God and my Christian community. Please enjoy and feel free to use without restriction. They are gifts of the Spirit to be shared freely with other children of God.

A Prayer for the Gifts of the Spirit

The Cross: In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Invitatory: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your love. Send forth your spirit, and we shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth.

O God, who by the light of the Holly Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and every enjoy Your consolations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Weeks: Send forth Your Spirit, and we shall be created.

The Cruciforms (choose one):

  • Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after things that are eternal.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that may oppose my salvation.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable.
  • Grant me the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease him.

The Invitatory: We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all the benefits You have given us. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

The Cross: In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

A Prayer for Mercy

The Cross: In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The Invitatory: O God make speed to save me. O Lord make haste to help me. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The Cruciforms: Holy God Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on me.

The Weeks: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

The Invitatory: The Lord’s Prayer

The Cross: Thanks be to God.