How to Pray to the Virgin Mary

One Methods:Rosary Prayer

Prayers to the Virgin Mary are often important to those of the Catholic faith. Her gentle, compassionate love is available to anyone of any faith.


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    The Hail Mary: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."
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    The Salve Regina: "Hail, our Queen and Mother blessed! Joy when all was sadness, Life and hope you gave mankind, Mother of our gladness! Children of the sinful Eve, Sinless Eve, befriend us, Exiled in this vale of tears; Strength and comfort send us! Pray for us, O Patroness, Be our consolation! Lead us home to see your Son, Jesus, our salvation! Gracious are you, full of grace, Loving as none other, Joy of heaven and joy of earth, Mary, God's own Mother!
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    Prayer to Mary of the Sacred Heart: "Gentle Mother, How beautiful and sweet you are. Your light is everywhere. There is no place it cannot shine. Through you does confusion transform into a blessed sea of tranquility. Through you are miracles of all kinds brought to pass. Sacred Mother of gentleness and simplicity, You shine your power Into the thousands of worldly possibilities; Into the heart of the innocent, Into the heart of the doubter, Into the heart of those who blame and name, Into the heart of all who love you. Your power is unending. Sacred Mother, I surrender to you, To your sweetness. You are honey that flows from my heart. Mia Mater, Light of compassion, Hail!"
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    Many people choose to pray to Mary in decades, meaning reciting the "Hail Mary" in groups of ten.

Rosary Prayer

Rosary in English

Rosary in Latin


  • Pray as many times in a day you wish or feel comfortable with.
  • One does not need to simply be Catholic to honour the Blessed Mother Of God. ALL Christians may love and honour Mary. In fact, Anglican(Episcopalian) Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians love Mary as much as Catholics do too.
  • Pray with your heart and your soul.
  • "Blessed art thou amongst women..." portion of the Hail Mary comes out of Luke 1:42
  • Some people choose to use a Rosary along with praying.
  • Devotion to the Blessed Mother Of God, can save numerous souls on Judgement Day, because God will honour His Own Commandment(to honour one's own parents).
  • "Hail, Full of Grace" portion of the Hail Mary comes out of Luke 1:26-38
  • There are many ways to pray to the Virgin Mary. Say and do whatever feels best. Let the words come to you naturally.


Things You'll Need

  • All you need do is open your heart to her compassion.

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