We pray for the motivation to go out and do God’s will as Mary did when she visited and helped Elizabeth. We bow our heads in silent adoration as we wait for Your Holy Spirit to fill us and teach us to speak and pray according to Your will.Praise – Jesus, we praise You! Fifth Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. Mary is humble but says the Magnificat (which begins in the passage given here). Why didn't Jesus' parents understand Him?20. First Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. [https://www.rosarycenter.org/homepage-2/rosary/how-to-pray-the-rosary/joyful-mysteries-without-distractions/], [https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/a-rosary-for-life-the-joyful-mysteries]. margin-bottom:30px; How might you cultivate those you have?Prayer, Prayer, and More PrayerBlessing and adoration – Dearest Lord, we bless You for sending the Holy Spirit upon Mary and Elizabeth. The Creator of the Universe and the Savior of the World spends His first night in that world lying in a feed trough, surrounded by animals, and their food, and their waste. Why not something bigger, something more becoming of a person of His stature and power? It was so clear now that everything—even the future crosses that would be her “birth pains”—were worth it. When we think of that holy night, we tend either to idealize it—to imagine it as neat and tidy as the Nativity scenes on our mantels on Christmas Eve—or we think of the physical poverty that Jesus and Mary and Joseph endured. We pray that our Church leaders follow and faithfully exercise the teachings of Jesus Christ. overflow:hidden !important; She acted with pure love. float:left !important; Intention: Priestly obedience of faith. An innkeeper who could have been transformed by Christ – even his business might have prospered – refused. We pray that we are advocates for all life at all stages. The Holy Spirit was very active, first on baby John, then on his mother, Elizabeth. He was created for God: He was created to obey His Father in all things. Mary was not one to cling to her child with overprotective love, as some mothers do. How are you going about your Father's business?11. Ponder these awesome blessings.9. I will pray for you so that your prayer may reach the Father. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav{ This is one more occasion when Mary is obedient to God's laws. The Lord of the Universe has become one of His own creatures, a man like us in everything but sin, but even more humble than the best of us, because the Author of Life, in the very moment of His Annunciation, became "obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8). Malak teaches Syrian children who, like her, have lost their homes and are living as refugees. This includes children like Sakeena Mteir (shown right). Pray to the Heavenly Father: pray that He will give you the grace through my prayers to accept His will in all things. Mary enters into the house of Elizabeth and her husband Zachary. Because of the immensity of Love that the Lord had filled me with, I felt no pain at His birth. } They even went beyond the letter of the Law because the whole family traveled to Jerusalem to observe the feast of Passover. What was offered us was a stable not too far from where the shepherds were guarding their flock. We pray that we have the patience for God’s plan to manifest itself. Is your prayer and study a dialogue with God?6. Elizabeth told me, "Blessed are you who have believed that the Lord's words would be fulfilled in you." The angel assured me, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you: the shadow of the Most High will enwrap you and the child to be born of you will be called Son of God." The Angel Gabriel said to Mary:  “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. You can always find him in the tabernacle. Jesus was missing three days. Like Christ, we must be about the Father's business in our own lives—at every moment of every day. The Lord is with thee.”, The Angel assures her: “Fear not . Jesus said that He had to be in His Father's house. Mary is quick to aid Elizabeth; she will be quick to aid me. Jesus gave us Mary as our Mother. font-size:16px !important; #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation A servant rejected by His own people and yet raised by God. The Joyful Mysteries cover Christ's life from the Annunciation to the Finding in the Temple, at age 12. Do I recognize that they are a temporary gift from God and that I should care for them with my life? After the days of Passover were done, Joseph and I went back to Nazareth in the caravan of family members and friends that we came in. The Annunciation: For parents facing an unexpected pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to their care. Ponder what it means to lose Jesus and search for Him.10. He wants to use me in the same way. In this mystery, ask Mary to give you a deep trust in the one who invites you to follow. She was in her sixth month: I went from Nazareth to Judea. Even as a tiny infant in Your mother's womb, Your presence sanctified John the Baptist, who was still in his mother's womb. But there are two sides to this coin. They offered two turtle doves as opposed to a small lamb that a wealthier couple would have offered. We pray for mercy and the conversion for those who seek to harm the most innocent amongst us. They were also acknowledging that this child was not their own, and that his first bond of kinship was to his Heavenly Father. Reflection The Annunciation is a symbol of humility, of submission to the will of God. Whose business am I about? …Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. We pray that we look towards our local parishes as a way of finding Jesus in “his father’s house.”. She cried out, blessing Mary and the infant in Mary's womb. 200 intentions to keep your rosary prayers focused. Do you believe that God fulfills His promises?14. I am praying with you and for you. Through this mystery, she can help your heart accept what your mind cannot understand. PRAY: We ask the intercession of the Holy Family as we pray especially for all refugees who are raising their families on the road without basic needs and the comforts they once had. border: 1px solid #121212 !important; float:none !important; Joseph and Mary “do not understand” Jesus’ answer, and yet they accept it (Catechism, 534). He also began in the humility of a boy who obeys his parents. He humbled himself . #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li.active > a, #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li.active > a:hover, #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li.active > a:focus { Trust in the Lord. Lead all men and women who have committed the sin of abortion to repentance and back to your loving embrace. As I entered and greeted Elizabeth, Elizabeth shouted for joy and said, "Blessed are you among all women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. @media (max-width: 768px) { Maybe Mary’s heart skipped a few beats. “I wash our clothes with my bare hands because we don’t have a washing machine,” Ashaa laments, remembering her previous life. Tradition tells us that Mary may have been only about 15 years old at the time. The Bible says that he is the prophet of the highest and that he prepares his way. While he was thinking, the moment came when my Son was introduced to the world. Trust in God’s promises sustained Simeon. A Transcendent Being who created the Universe from nothing, who created life itself, who created human beings in His image and likeness, has chosen to become that very image and likeness. Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me." I was presenting to God, the Father, your Redeemer in anticipation of the sacrifice He would make on Calvary for your salvation. We pray that we always live our faith even when it’s difficult to do so. } float:none !important; “The first man was from earth, a man of the dust; the second man is from heaven” (Catechism, 504). I was praying towards Jerusalem because my people prayed three times a day, morning, noon, and evening facing Jerusalem. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li { Fifth Glorious Mystery - The CoronationThe mother of the king is the queen to whom the people go for mediation. We pray that God guides priests and nuns in faithfully living their often difficult vocations. He was their Son, so they knew Him well, and they must have remembered all that had happened at His birth. Look up 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and Genesis 18:1-15 and discover the parallels between Mary and Hannah and Elizabeth and Sarah.Application Questions1. color: #ffffff !important; Facebook. Did you not k now that I’d be about my Father’s business?”. They checked with friends and relatives first. They now rely mostly on support from others to survive. We pray for forgiveness for the times we haven’t seen Jesus in our brothers and sisters. Ponder how Jesus grew. This miracle of God, who is Pure Existence and Divine in nature, in taking on a human nature, taking on our physicality, our sensory experience and all of the weaknesses that come along with it, is an incredibly common oversight among Christians. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. -Luke 1:43-44. Am I about God’s business or that of the world? 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