Saturday, July 14, 2007

SCRIPTURAL ROSARY


There are two different scriptural rosaries posted at the bottom of this entry.

While praying a scriptural rosary, one reads a short verse or passage from scripture before praying a vocal prayer. I have composed those following to where one would read a short passage (in most cases, as short as a single verse) before praying each Hail Mary. Each passage from scripture is to provide an idea - or 'point' - on which to meditate while one vocally prays each Hail Mary. For information on how to pray the rosary in general, see this helpful guide.

There are two scriptural rosaries posted here; the first provides scriptural verses which focus more directly on the events in the lives of Jesus and Mary on which the rosary's meditations are based, while the second provides more varied scriptural meditations by providing, for example, more Old Testament connections to the mysteries or adding devotional scriptural passages to the meditations. God bless!

Scriptural Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries




Scriptural Rosary with Varied Scriptural References

Joyful Mysteries

Luminous Mysteries

Sorrowful Mysteries

Glorious Mysteries

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I use a similar form myself and it really helps me stay focused on my prayer. I look forward to praying your scriptural rosary as well.

L said...

I use a similar method myself, by focusing on not only Scripture verses but also a single point for each decade...sort of mix 'em up. I used to get muddled trying to "multi-task" -- pray and contemplate at the same time -- but I found a way to do both without confusion: I learned the prayers in Latin. So now as I pray in Latin, I meditate in English. It helps, not only in keeping the mind focused, but while learning the Latin prayers I was able to really analyze each word and gained a deeper understanding of whaty they mean. Not bad for a Methodist convert, eh?

Richard said...

Wow. Mastering the rosary takes some though and method, doesn't it. My wife and I pray the rosary in Latin together. I find that praying the Hail Mary real slow at least once a day and really thinking about the words as I say them helps to to be more familiar with what I am saying as I pray the rosary without having to devote as much mental energy to it.