This is the third in the series of “How Praying the Rosary Changed my Life.” Please click here for the background of how I was led to The Rosary, and also to learn about The Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries.
Today I will cover the Glorious Mysteries, which are prayed on Wednesday and Sunday.
My prayer is that The Holy Spirit will open your heart to these great mysteries, and fill you with the love, joy, and peace of Our Lord, Jesus.
There are five meditations associated with the Glorious Mysteries. I will cover each one.
- The Resurrection Mt 28:1-7 (For the desire of a Strong Faith) Dear Lord, through your glorious triumph over death, help me to constantly desire a stronger faith. Too many times I focus on the darkness and evil in this world, thus allowing myself to be entangled and attached to it. Help me to focus on the beauty of your love, and your triumph over death, allowing me the opportunity to bask in the truth of your saving grace. You are my savior. Help me to overcome fear and find solace in you, through you, and with you.
- The Ascension Luke 24:50-53 Acts 1:10-11 Mk 16:19-20 (For the desire of the Virtue of Hope) Lord Jesus, thank you for allowing your disciples to witness your glorious ascension into heaven… taking your place at the right hand of God. Through the eyes of faith, allow me to fully hope and trust that you are preparing a place for me, so that I can be with you forever.
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit John 14:26 Acts 1:5-8 Acts 2:1-6 Acts 2:38-41 (For the desire of Zeal for the Glory of God) Dear Lord, so many times I try to find happiness through the ways of the world, and through my own limited perceptions. Please help me to realize that my real, true happiness can only come from you… for your love, power, and glory are endless. Fill me with a strong desire for you, that my life and the desires of my heart may glorify you. Thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit…and help me to stay open to only you; that my heart be filled with your loving and merciful presence.
- The Assumption of Mary Rev 12:1 Judith 15:9-10 The Assumption (For the Desire of Grace for a Holy Death) Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of your Blessed Mother. Through Mary, help me to be drawn closer to you, because her heart is forever joined with yours. Through her humility, great love, gentleness, and sinless example to me, help me to trust in your grace for a holy life and a holy death.
- The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1:46-49 Coronation of Mary (For the desire for a Greater Love for the Blessed Virgin Mary) Dear Lord, thank you for bringing me closer to your Blessed Mother…my mother. Since I have been powerfully drawn to her through the Rosary, my faith and my life have been completely transformed. She loves me, and loves all of us, with the intense love of a mother for her children. And her love is one with yours…so I am being drawn closer and closer to you. Thank you.
Pray the Rosary A Saint Joseph Edition A wonderful Little Pamphlet
For information on how to pray the rosary…click here.
May your day be blessed in the love and light of Jesus, Our Lord. May your heart be touched through these Glorious Mysteries.
Please feel free to comment with any questions or thoughts.
May 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Hello Terri, No I did not get to see it. Did you? Maybe I can find the video on you tube!
May 14, 2017 at 10:49 am
Hi Bernadette, did you get to see the canonisation ceremony yesterday of Jacinta and Francisco into Sainthood? Terri,xoxo.
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April 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Hi Vinodhini, For some reason I am not seeing one of your posts (response) on this post, so I copied and pasted.
“Hi Auntie, It is my understanding that all of us Human including Mother Mary. Except of Jesus Christ there is no one on earth who ever was or will be who has been fully Divine and Man. Is there an in between Im not sure? What makes a human Blessed? and can they help us?”
I will answer as I understand the truth to be. Jesus is the only fully Divine God and man. He is our savior…He alone.
We are all blessed in many different ways. However, I understand that you are speaking of the term “Blessed Mother.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1%3A46-55 Luke 1:46-55 “From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.”
Jesus Changes Water Into Wine
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
At the miracle in Cana…Mary was made aware that there was no wine. She interceded, and told Jesus (her son) that they had no wine. Jesus, in essence, told her “why are you saying this to me…my time has not come.” She then proceeded to tell the servants to “do whatever Jesus tells you to do.” The water was turned into wine, and the first public miracle of Jesus was performed.
Mary was the interceder. When we pray to the Blessed Mother (or Saints), we are asking for their prayers and intercession.
Another way to look at it is this: Jesus is King, and is also the Prince Of Peace. The Prince has a mother…his mother would be the queen. The Queen Mother is valued highly. Don’t you think that Jesus himself would value and love his mother, and soften to any request made from her?
If Jesus is the son of God, and Mary is His Mother..that would make Mary our mother also. God the Father is father to Jesus and to us humans. Mary, our Blessed Mother, would always want what is best for us, wouldn’t she? Her heart is joined with Jesus in heaven, and she is filled with great love for us. Wouldn’t she desire to draw us to The Truth…to Jesus? She guides us to “Do whatever he tells you to do.”
This might be a simple explanation, however I am not sure how else to describe my love for Mary, and trust that she will help me on my journey to her Son.
So, yes…I do believe that Mary and all the saints can “help” us on the road to holiness…to Jesus. Hope this answers your question. Don’t be afraid to ask more…either here, or by email:-)
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March 27, 2017 at 3:13 am
Can any human soul help others on this earthly life?
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March 27, 2017 at 11:49 am
Hi Vinodhini! Are you speaking of all of us, or specifically Our Blessed Mother?
March 29, 2017 at 11:40 pm
Hi Auntie, It is my understanding that all of us Human including Mother Mary. Except of Jesus Christ there is no one on earth who ever was or will be who has been fully Divine and Man. Is there an in between Im not sure? What makes a human Blessed? and can they help us?