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.
On the Crucifix Pray
Almighty God, in Thy wisdom Thou hast entrusted to me a soul to rear for Thy honor and glory. It is a great responsibility. I am proud and a little afraid, but I trust in Thy fatherly goodness and the intercession of the Mother of Jesus, who knew all the hopes and fears of one who expects a child.
Dear God, give me courage and fortitude when I need it. Let my child be born strong and healthy and with the disposition for wanting to become a Saint. Good Saint Elizabeth, cousin of our Lady and mother of John the Baptist, pray for me and the child to come.
Mary, most pure Virgin and Mother of God, I remind thee of the blessed moment when thou didst see for the first time thy newly born Child and folded Him in thy arms. Through this joy of thy maternal heart, obtain for me the grace that I and my child may be protected from all danger.
Mary, Mother of my Savior, I remind thee of the unspeakable joy you felt when, after three days of painful seeking, thou again didst find thy Divine Son. Through this joy, obtain for me the grace to worthily bring into the world the child He didst create for me and his father.
Most glorious Virgin Mary, I remind thee of the heavenly joy that flooded thy maternal heart when thy Son appeared to thee after His Resurrection. Through this great joy, obtain for my child the blessings of holy Baptism, so that my child may be admitted to the Church, the Mystical Body of thy Divine Son, and to the company of all the Saints. Amen.