How to Pray the Hail Mary

Life in the modern world has become increasingly complicated as we spend all our time and efforts to earn wealth and the luxuries of life. In the mean time however, we tend to forget that one day we shall leave every materialistic thing in this world and die. In this race for money and to beat the world, we often end up as spiritual losers. Even if you become the richest man on earth and possess all the facilities that are available, there is no guarantee that you will be the happiest one as well. Yes, money does play an extremely important role in having a smooth living; however, it is not everything for a peaceful and happy life.

Internal peace and satisfaction can be attained through making a strong connection with God. If you have the ability to concentrate hard during your prayers, you will enhance your level of faith, which is going to strengthen your personality.

Hail Mary prayer is an important part of the Catholic belief. In this prayer, we actually address Mary and ask her to pray for us.

When the angel came to Mary and told her about Jesus’ birth and God’s blessings upon her, he hailed this prayer upon Mary. The Hail Mary prayer is a very short, calm and peaceful prayer.

Instructions

  • 1

    Join your hands

    Join your hands as if you just clapped and keep them together.

  • 2

    Pray

    Upon joining your hands, say the prayer. The wording of the prayer is:

    Hail Mary, full of grace.

    Our Lord is with you.

    Blessed are you among women,

    and blessed is the fruit of your womb,

    Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God,

    pray for us sinners,

    now and at the hour of our death.

    Amen.

    May is considered to be the month of Mary in Catholic Church. Catholics recite rosary with devotion all around the world during this month. However, it is important to note that it is considered to be a petition and not a full prayer.

  • 3

    Be focussed and composed

    If you are not focussed while praying, you are doing nothing but uttering words from your mouth. Make sure that your concentration level is high during the Hail Mary prayer. Do not allow the worldly desires to creep into your mind during this period and imagine that Mary is listening to what you are saying and God will be pleased to see you in this state.

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