Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Scriptural Rosary continued: The Second Joyful Mystery.

Review here and here. Another review here, along with the first Joyful mystery. Also, this picture will help us learn how to pray the rosary.

Let us pray the second Joyful Mystery: Mary visits Elizabeth.


If you were praying the second Joyful Mystery immediately after the first, you would move your fingers from position "20" or "21, 22, 23" to the bead marked "24" and you would say,


"The second Joyful Mystery: Mary visits Elizabeth."


Now, pray one Our Father on bead 24, and pray one Hail Mary with its Bible verse(s)* on each of the beads marked 25-34.


Our Father…


And Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah, and entered into the house of Zechariah and saluted Elisabeth. (Luke 1:39, 40 TMB)
Hail Mary…

And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. (Luke 1:41 TMB)
Hail Mary…

And she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb. And why is it granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1:42, 43 TMB)
Hail Mary…

"For lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. (Luke 1:44 TMB)
Hail Mary…

"And blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." (Luke 1:45 TMB)
Hail Mary…

And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, (Luke 1:46, 47 ESV)
Hail Mary…

"for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. And His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation. (Luke 1:48, 49, 50 ESV)
Hail Mary…

"He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. (Luke 1:51 ESV)
Hail Mary…

"He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;  He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent empty away. (Luke 1:52, 53 ESV)
Hail Mary…

"He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring for ever." (Luke 1:54, 55 ESV)
Hail Mary…

After you've said the above, either keep your fingers on the last bead (#34), or move them to the space between this and the next position (35, 36, 37 in the picture), and pray the 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.

To close, make the sign of the cross. (In the future, I'll have the closing prayers of the rosary listed.)

*In a traditional rosary, one prays 10 Hail Mary's in a decade, which is why some of these have two or three verses listed. But you can pray 1 verse and 1 Hail Mary at a time. If you did so with the above, you would have a "decade" of 17, which is fine. The rosary is an aid to prayer. It is a means, not an end, and you can alter it to make it a more useful aid.

1 comment:

Random GCruiser said...

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