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How to pray the Rosary and not get bored

I have to admit that praying the rosary can sometimes feel like an obligation to me rather than devotion and love of our Lady. Even if it only takes no more than 30 minutes  if said with such devotion, sometimes it is just a bit of a challenge for me. One  reason is because of it being repetitive. Sometimes it would help me pray with devotion when I am behind the wheel. Sometimes praying along with the MP3 version of the Rosary from Youtube is a great help. At times as well, it helps to sing a Marian Hymn in between the decade of the Holy Rosary. But one way that really helps me focus in praying the Holy Rosary is by praying each decade in different languages I know.  For example here below: I would pray the first decade in English, then followed by Cebuano (my native tongue), then third decade in Tagalog (Filipino), the fourth decade in Latin (I learned this in the seminary), and the last one in Spanish (again I learned this from the Seminary. Praying in this way, I found out that not only I can concentrate in my prayer, but also I feel that I am praying in union with the many people in the world who are also praying the Rosary in their own language- the universal power of the Holy Rosary and the universal influence of our Lady in our Christian Catholic Faith.

The Holy Rosary

English

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among 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.

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

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Cebuano


Amahan namo
, nga anaa ka sa Langit, pagdaygon ang imong ngalan, moabot kanamo ang imong gingharian, matuman ang imong pagbuot. Dinhi sa yuta, maingon sa langit.

Ang kalan-on namo sa matag adlaw, ihatag kanamo karong adlawa, ug pasayloa kami sa among mga sala, maingon nga nagapasaylo kami sa mga nakasala kanamo. Ug dili mo kami itugyan sa pagsulay, hinunoa luwasa kami sa dauntan. Amen.

Maghimaya ka Maria, napuno ka sa grasya. Ang Ginoo, anaa kanimo, bulahan ka sa mga babaye nga tanan, ug bulahan usab ang bunga sa tiyan mo nga si Jesus.
Santa Maria, Inahan sa Diyos, I-ampo mo kaming mga makasasala. Karon ug sa oras sa among ikamatay. Amen.

Himaya sa Amahan, ug sa Anak, ug sa Espiritu Santo. Maingon sa sinugdan, karon ug sa gihapon, sa mga katuigan nga walay katapusan. Amen.

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Tagalog

Ama Namin, sumasalangit ka. Sambahin ang ngalan mo.
Mapasaamin ang kaharian mo, Sundin ang loob mo dito sa lupa para nang sa langit.
Bigyan mo kami ngayon ng aming kakanin sa araw-araw, At patawarin mo kami sa aming mga sala, Para nang pagpapatawad namin sa nagkakasala sa amin
At huwag mo kaming ipahintulot sa tukso, At iadya mo kami sa lahat ng masama. Amen.

Aba Ginoong Maria, napupuno ka ng grasiya, Ang Panginoong Diyos ay sumasaiyo.
Bukod kang pinagpala sa babaeng lahat At pinagpala rin naman ang anak mong si Hesus.
Santa Maria, Ina ng Diyos Ipanalangin mo kaming makasalanan, Ngayon at kung kami’y mamamatay. Amen.

Luwalhati sa Ama at sa Anak at sa Espiritu Santo. Kapara nang sa una, gayon din ngayon at magpakilan pa man sa walang hanggan. Siya nama.

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Latin
Pater noster
, qui es in cælis, sanctificétur nomen tuum. Advéniat regnum tuum. Fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo, et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie, et dimítte nobis débita nostra sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris. Et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem, sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.

Ave María, grátia plena, Dóminus tecum. Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta María, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatóribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

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Spanish

Padre nuestro, que estás en el cielo. Santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino. Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día. Perdona nuestras ofensas, como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal. Amen.

Dios te salve, María. Llena eres de gracia: El Señor es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres. Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre: Jesús. Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros pecadores, ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Amen.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al Espíritu Santo. Como era en el principio, ahora y siempre, por los siglos de los siglos. Amen.
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The Fatima Prayer:

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy”.
(Our Lady at Fatima, 13th July 1917)

The Hail, Holy Queen:

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Let Us Pray
“O God whose only begotten Son by His Life has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.”DSC03639

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