Reformed Rosary

[On Marian devotions for Protestants, I think Brad Littlejohn has already expressed what I would. I refer the enquiring reader to his essay.]

Opening

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. I believe &c.

On the large bead,

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the three smaller beads,

V. O Lord, open thou my lips.
R. And my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
V. O God, make speed to save me.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
R. The Lord’s Name be praised.

Then shall be said,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Each decade

The mystery is announced for meditation. Instead of the pretended Assumption of Mary and Coronation of the Virgin, one shall meditate on the Communion of Saints and on the Day of the Lord and the New Jerusalem.

On the large bead,

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

On each of the ten smaller beads during meditation on the mystery,

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Then shall be said,

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Closing

My soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him : throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel : as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost : as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Almighty God bless us, the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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