Electronic Prayer Book

Alternative Dominican Opening Prayers


In the name of the Father,
and the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.


V. Hail Mary Full of Grace, the Lord is with you.

R. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

V. O Lord, open my lips.

R. And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

V. O God, come to my assistance.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Halleluia.

[During Lent, instead of Halleluia –"Praise be to You, O Lord, King of eternal glory".]

Note: This form of the Opening Prayers highlights the intended parallel of the Rosary with the Divine Office recited by clergy and monastics.