Saint Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) Chaplet Prayers
On the Medal Pray
Dear Saint Elizabeth, your cousin, Mary, came hurrying first to you with the time-shattering, earth-shaking news that she was to become the Mother of God!
You must have met her glowing announcement with profound and frightened amazement, but with total trust in Mary's unimpeachable truthfulness, and her conviction of the magnificent event to come. You knew Mary to be modest, kind, prayerful, and in every way a humble, virtuous woman. Yet how astounding was her revelation to you!
What an honor to be the very first human to hear these epochal tidings of happy joy, this world-changing, humanity-saving, news. God was to come into this world as a human! Your cousin was to become the Mother of God!
Please accept my veneration to you, who were honored to hear first the earth-changing news of the coming salvation of mankind, an event which would echo forward and back through the endless halls of eternity. Guide me always, dear Elizabeth, to live my life in a manner worthy of the glorious inheritance which God has promised to all those who are faithful each day to His Word.
Please intercede for me with your cousin, Mary, our mother, and her Son, our Lord and King. All this I pray of you, in confidence and hope, and love, Saint Elizabeth. Amen.
Pray the Our Father on each of the first three beads
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.
Pray the Hail Mary on each of the next three beads
Hail Mary, full of grace, the 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.
Pray the Glory Be on the final set of three beads
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.