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The Rosary

Prayers for the Rule of the Mother of God
Правило Богородицы
A Rosary

By St Seraphim (Zvezdinsky), Russian Orthodox Bishop of Dimitrov, martyred by the Soviets in 1937.

Many thanks to Dr Alex Roman of Toronto, Ontario, Canada for sending this to A Conservative Site for Peace.

1) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this first decade in honour of the Nativity of Thy Mother, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the Intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, Thy Divine Protection for families.

[Decade: Our Father. Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of God (Hail Mary), 10 times. Glory to the Father.]

Following decade:

Most Holy Mother of God, save and preserve your servants (our parents, relatives and friends), increase their faith and repentance, and give them rest with the saints in your eternal glory.


2) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this second decade in honour of the Presentation of Thy Mother in the Temple and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the return of those who have fallen away from the Church.

Most Holy Mother of God, save, preserve and unite to the Holy Church your servants who have fallen away (names).


3) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this third decade in honour of the Annunciation of Thy Mother and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the consolation for those who sorrow.

Most Holy Mother of God, soothe our sorrows and send consolation to your servants who are grieving (names).


4) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honour of the Meeting of Thy Mother with St Elizabeth and we ask Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the reunion of the separated.

Most Holy Mother of God, unite your servants who are separated.


5) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honour of Thy Nativity, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, the grace of new life in Thee.

Most Holy Mother of God, grant unto me (us) who have been baptized in Christ to be clothed in Christ.


6) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this sixth decade in honour of Thy Presentation in the Temple and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the grace of a holy death in union with Thee.

Most Holy Mother of God, let me receive the Holy Mysteries with my last breath, and lead my soul yourself through the terrible torments.


7) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this seventh decade in honour of Thy flight into Egypt and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the grace to flee from temptations and deliverance from misfortunes.

Most Holy Mother of God, lead me not into temptation in this life and deliver me from misfortunes.


8) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this eighth decade in honour of Thy finding in the Temple and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother the grace of unceasing Prayer in Thy Name.

Most Holy Mother of God, grant to me the unceasing Jesus Prayer.


9) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this ninth decade in honour of Thy miracle at Cana of Galilee and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the constant assistance of Thy Mother in all our needs.

Most Holy Mother of God, help me always and deliver me from every need and sorrow.


10) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this tenth decade in honour of Thy Mother's standing at the foot of Thy Cross, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the grace of strengthening of our souls and the banishment of despondency.

Most Holy Mother of God, strengthen my soul and banish my despair.


11) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this eleventh decade in honour of Thy Resurrection and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the resurrection of our souls and courage for spiritual feats.

Most Holy Mother of God, resurrect my soul and give me constant readiness for spiritual feats.


12) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this twelfth decade in honour of Thy Ascension and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the raising up of our souls from earthly things to heavenly inspirations.

Most Holy Mother of God, deliver me from worldly thoughts and give me a mind and heart striving for salvation.


13) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this thirteenth decade in honour of Thy sending of the Holy Spirit into the world and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother the coming of the Holy Spirit into our souls.

Most Holy Mother of God, create in me a clean heart in which the Holy Spirit will be pleased to make His dwelling.


14) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this fourteenth decade in honour of the Dormition of Thy Mother and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother the grace of the Heavenly reward.

Most Holy Mother of God, grant me a peaceful and serene end and then lead me to Thy Son in Heaven.


15) We offer Thee, Lord Jesus, this fifteenth decade in honour of Thy Coronation of Thy Mother and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Most Holy Mother, the grace of Her Honourable Mantle of Protection throughout our lives.

Most Holy Mother of God, preserve me from every evil and cover me with your Honourable Protecting Mantle.


Rule of the Mother of God in honour of the Five Sorrows

One decade each for:

Our Lady's suffering on hearing Simeon's Prophecy and for a knowledge and sorrow for our sins;

Our Lady's suffering during her three-day search for her Son and for the forgiveness of all our sins.

Our Lady's suffering on hearing of her Son being seized and bound - for the restoration of the virtues lost through sin.

Our Lady's suffering on seeing her Son crucified and for the gift of Christ's mercy in the hour of death, to receive the Mysteries.

Our Lady's suffering on seeing her Son placed in the Tomb and for the grace to see Christ at the hour of death and to be received into Heaven.

Our Lady's glory in Heaven, as our Sovereign and constant Protection.

Three "Hail Marys" in honour of the 63 years of her life on earth.

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