Rosary prayer

Is the Rosary in the Bible?

Most of the prayers said during the Rosary are direct quotes from the Bible, making the Rosary a very biblical prayer.

While the Rosary is best known as a popular Catholic devotional, many forget that the Rosary prayers are taken directly from the Bible.

I salute you marie

The main prayer of the Rosary is the “Hail Mary”, a quotation from the Gospel of Luke.

  • Hail [Mary]full of grace, the Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28)
  • You are blessed among all women and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Luke 1:42)

The last part of the prayer, “Holy Mary…”, is not in the Bible, but is a basic intercessory prayer to the Virgin Mary.

Our father

Between the tens of the Rosary is the “Our Father”, a prayer of Jesus himself.

Our father in heavens,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our debts,
As we too have forgiven our debtors;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Glory be

The “Glory Be” is another prayer recited between decades of the Rosary, and comes from various parts of the Bible.

It is based on passages from the letters of Saint Paul, where he gave glory to God.

To our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:20

Saint Dominic