I bought a little bocklet when I converted in 1992 this is how it said to pray the Rosary and I've been doing it this way ever since. To me this is how it should be done.
-Prayer Before the Rosary
Queen of the Holy Rosary, you have deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shephard children the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may be enriched with its fruits and obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners and of Russia, and the favor which I ask of you in this Rosary. (Here, mention your request.) I ask it for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls, especially my own. Amen.
- Apostles creed
- our father
- 3 hail Marys
For each decade:
1 our father, 10 hail Marys, 1 glory be, 1 Oh my Jesus (Fatima prayer)
-Hail holy Queen
"Let us pray.
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for use the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord.
May the divine assistance remain always with us.
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.