Praying the Rosary together

The rosary gives us an opportunity for the Lord to speak to us, and mold our minds and hearts. But it is important to give him permission, so that he can do it. Remember that the Lord does not force anyone. As he gave us freedom, he he allows us to choose.

While we are praying the rosary, we can ask the Lord to increase our desire and discipline to spend time with Him in daily personal prayer.

If you are going to pray the rosary once a week, pray a different mystery each time.

Beginning

Sign of the Cross

Beginning Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask that you send upon us a new outpouring of your Holy Spirit so that we may grow in desire to know, love and serve your son, Jesus, for the rest of our lives.
Keep sending your angels and archangels to protect us from all evil.
Give us the wisdom to know and avoid situations that will make it difficult for us to hear your voice and follow you.
Bless this moments that we will spend together, so that it will help us grow in our resolution to make You be the center of our lives.
Holy Spirit touch our hearts, minds and souls, so that we may more fully experience your presence within us, and be transformed in the same way that the Primitive Community was transformed at Pentecost.
Help us to follow you with happiness and joy, now and always.
Holy Mother, together with all the saints in heaven, we ask you to intercede for us, so that we wish to be saints, and to be more like Jesus.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen

The Apostle's 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, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come 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

Hail Mary – for an increase in the virtue of faith

Hail Mary – for an increase in the virtue of hope

Hail Mary – for increase in the virtue of caring (and in the ability to love more)

Glory

Mysteries
Click below to go to the mysteries that correspond to today's:


Joyful (Mondays and Saturdays)


Glorious (Wednesdays and Sundays)


Sorrowful (Tuesdays and Fridays)


Luminous (Thursdays):


Announce the corresponding mystery, and continue with the following prayers:

Our Father

5 Hail Marys
Meditate while you are praying the first five Hail Marys: what attitudes, teachings or virtues do the protagonists of the particular mystery demonstrate?

5 Hail Marys
Meditate while you are praying the last five Hail Marys: How can I incorporate into my life what I observed from the protagonists of the mystery?

Glory

Payer to Jesus (Fatima)

O my Jesus forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.


If you haven't finished all the mysteries, continue with the next mystery. When you have finished all of the five mysteries, continue with the Salve Regina prayer (below)

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!

V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Finish the rosary by making the Sign of the Cross.

Questions for developing open communication and shared accountability:

a. Share something you learned during this time together, or something that caught your attention while you were praying the rosary.

b. Agree when you will meet again to pray the rosary together

c. Look at the questions linked below, and share your answers with your partner (taking turns from whoever starts first). Pick questions from a group you haven't looked at before:

Questions for the development of open communication

d. Once you feel comfortable with your Spiritual Companion, please ask one (or both) of the following questions:

How did the efforts planned and started, last time we met, turned out?

From a personal perspective, on what will you be working on the days that follow: developing a good habit, a virtue, or trying to incorporate into your life an attribute that Jesus demonstrated? (Remember, we are called to grow in likeness to Jesus)

or / and also

What will you be doing in the next few days that seeks to contribute to the building the kingdom of God on earth?

e. Is there a friend, family member, or a situation that you want me to pray for?

f. Finally, promise each other that you will pray for what has been shared, and for the success of all of these efforts.

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