Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation

Our Father

1- The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the Virgin’s name was Mary. (Lk 1:26-27)         Hail Mary

2- He came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace!" Hail Mary

3- "The Lord is with you!” (Lk 1:28)       Hail Mary

4- But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. (Lk 1:29) Hail Mary

5- And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” (Lk 1:30) Hail Mary

6- “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Lk 1:31) Hail Mary

7- Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no husband?” (Lk 1:34) Hail Mary

8- And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called Holy, the Son of God.” (Lk 1:35)   Hail Mary

9- And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38)         Hail Mary

10- And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (Jn 1:14) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Visitation

Our Father

1- In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. (Lk 1:39-40)  Hail Mary

2- And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. (Lk 1:41)  Hail Mary

3- And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women!" (Lk 1:42) Hail Mary

4- “And blessed is the fruit of your womb!" (Lk 1:42) Hail Mary

5- “And why is this granted me, that the mother of the Lord should come to me?" (Lk 1:43) Hail Mary

6- “For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy." (Lk 1:44) Hail Mary

7- “And blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." (Lk 1:45) Hail Mary

8- And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord."   (Lk 1:46) Hail Mary

9- “And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." (Lk 1:47) Hail Mary

10- And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. (Lk 1:56) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Nativity of the Lord

Our Father

1- Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. (Mt 1:18) Hail Mary

2- And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly. (Mt 1:19) Hail Mary

3- But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife." (Mt 1:20) Hail Mary

4- "For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." (Mt 1:20) Hail Mary

5- "She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (Mt 1:21) Hail Mary

6- When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife. (Mt 1:24) Hail Mary

7- Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, to be enrolled with Mary his betrothed, who was with child. (Lk 2:4-5) Hail Mary

8- While they were there the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her firstborn son. (Lk 2:7) Hail Mary

9- And she wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Lk 2:7) Hail Mary

10- God sent forth his son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Gal 4:4-5) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Presentation

Our Father

1- When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Lk 2:22) Hail Mary

2- Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon…And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not taste death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Lk 2:25, 26) Hail Mary

3- When the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.” (Lk 2:27-29) Hail Mary

4- “For mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of the peoples.” (Lk 2:30-31) Hail Mary

5- “A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.”   (Lk 2:32)  Hail Mary

6- And his father and mother marveled at what was said about him.   (Lk 2:33)  Hail Mary

7- Simeon blessed them and said to his mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against."  (Lk 2:34)  Hail Mary

8- “And a sword shall pierce through your own soul also” (Lk 2:35) Hail Mary

9- And there was a prophetess, Anna…And coming up that very hour, she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.  (Lk 2:38) Hail Mary

10- And when they had performed all according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. (Lk 2:39) Hail Mary

Glory be

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

Our Father

1- Now his parents went up to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. (Lk 2:41-42) Hail Mary

2- When the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. (Lk 2:43) Hail Mary

3- His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.  And when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.  (Lk 2:43-45) Hail Mary

4- After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  (Lk 2:46) Hail Mary

5- And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.   (Lk 2:47) Hail Mary

6- When they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so?    Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”  (Lk 2:48) Hail Mary

7- And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my father’s house?”   (Lk 2:49) Hail Mary

8- And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. (Lk 2:50) Hail Mary

9- He went with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.  (Lk 2:51) Hail Mary

10- And his mother kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.  (Lk 2:51) Hail Mary

Glory be


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Joe Morrison said...

Awesome, this is such a great way to enhance your rosary meditations!

Anonymous said...

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Nor will the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Anonymous said...

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Gabriela said...

Thanks for posting--- I loved mediating more fully on Jesus' life with Mary and Joseph. I can't wait to share this with my family and others!

Anonymous said...

For some time now, I have used your scriptural rosary and found much comfort in doing so. Thought it was time I thanked you. Sincerely, Pat Mason

Richard said...

You're welcome, Pat!

John C MacAlister said...

Thank you for this Scriptural Rosary which helps me greatly with daily prayer.

Glock's Mom said...

This is exactly what I was looking for - an aid to more depth of meditation on the underpinnings of the rosary mysteries. The rosary,with these accompanying scripture passages is even more truly praying the Gospels on beads. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Glock's Mom said...

This is exactly what I was looking for - an aid to more depth of meditation on the underpinnings of the rosary mysteries. The rosary,with these accompanying scripture passages is even more truly praying the Gospels on beads. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.