On Tuesday and Friday: SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

 

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; Who was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. He shall come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

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.

Hail Mary

3 Times:Hail Maryfull of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are 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.

Glory be

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.

Fatima Prayer 

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

 

1) AGONY IN THE GARDEN: Jesus sweats blood in the garden the night before he is killed

Dear Jesus, You lived 33 years among us, knowing what would happen to You, and yet You kept going. You had power You could have used to avoid suffering, but You accepted it all to save us. You sweated blood thinking of how You would die so terribly the next day. You asked Your Father in Your agony to take away the suffering, but brought Yourself back quickly, and asked Him to let His Will be done, not Yours. Help me to also want God's Will, Your Will, not mine. Teach me how to control myself even when I know I can change the situation. Give me the strength to do what is right in the eyes of God alone. Forgive my sins that caused You pain, and thank You for loving me that much. 

Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus…

 

2) SCOURGING ON THE PILLAR: Jesus is beaten terribly

Dear Jesus, I am so sorry that one for whom You gave Your life betrayed You. You were beaten so badly that they tore Your skin. They didn't have mercy, and they hurt You to please themselves. You have done nothing to deserve such punishment, but willingly accepted it for my sake. Please, dear Jesus, help me to love You, to appreciate You, and never allow me to complain about injustice done to me, but to love beyond the cross. 

Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus…

 

3) THE CROWNING OF THORNS: Jesus is crowned with thorns after being beaten 

My Dear King, You were mocked after they beat You and crowned You with thorns, and yet You were the true King. Despite the pain and humiliation You felt, You didn't respond to anything unkindly. You did what Your human strength allowed without uttering a word of insult or complaint, or using Your Godly power. You had me and my brothers and sisters instead, to defend and protect – hoping that we would listen to Your warnings, accept Your sacrifice and make a better choice to be with You one day, in paradise forever. Help me to remain in truth, to support truth and acknowledge truth even when I am wrong. Allow me to trust You, to accept my sufferings and offer them to You, and never let my sufferings make me do wrong. Help me to forgive always and never strike back. You are the just judge. You will defend me.

Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus…

 

4) CARRYING OF THE CROSS: Jesus is given a cross to carry 

Dear Jesus, You carried the cross over the wounds of the beatings and thorns. I am so sorry for what You had to go through. You fell down many times under the heaviness of Your cross, but You rose again. Dear Jesus, You are the most loving Being that ever lived. You took all willingly, for me and everyone else. It was not a quick death – they tortured You all day – but You still remained kind. You met Your Mother on the way; it gave You strength to have her support, but also pain to see her suffering so badly. Teach me to love her and to love You. Mother Mary, you who saw everything, thank Him for me, kiss His scars for me, and remind Him that despite my sins I love Him.

Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus…

 

5) DYING ON THE CROSS: Jesus is hung on the cross and dies

Dear Jesus, before You died, You forgave those who killed You, teaching us to forgive without measure. In the middle of such crushing pain, You gave us Your Mother Mary to also be our Mother, so that she could comfort us as she comforted You. Please remind me of the price You paid for me so that I can remember this all my life. Remind me to obey You, and help me to remember every word You said and try to put it in practice. Like the thief on Your right side, I am not worthy of Heaven, but please remember me when I reach Your kingdom, and have mercy on all sinners.

Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s

Glory be…

Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus…

The Salve Regina

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins and Mother. To thee do I come. Before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Final Prayer

Let us pray. O God, Whose only begotten Son by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

1. On Mondays and Saturdays we pray Joyful Mysteries
2. On Thursdays we pray Luminous Mysteries
4. On Wednesdays and Sunday we pray Glorious Mysteries

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