THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

OF THE HOLY ROSARY

Preparatory prayer

Loving Father,

we beseech you that,

while meditating on these mysteries

of the Holy Family of Nazareth,

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

we may imitate what they contain,

and obtain what they promise.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The Apostle's Creed

 

The First Joyful Mystery:

The Annunciation of the Lord

Scripture Meditation: Luke 1:26-33.38

 

Our Father, Ten Hail Marys, Glory to the Father...

 

Prayer:

Almighty Father,

you have revealed your love

by choosing the lowly virgin of Nazareth

and making her mother of Jesus.

May the prayers of Mary

bring Jesus to the waiting world

and fill our homes with the presence 

of her child, who lives and reigns with you 

and the Holy Spirit, one God, 

for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

The Second Joyful Mystery:

The Visitation

Scripture Meditation: Luke 1:39-45

 

Our Father, Ten Hail Marys, Glory to the Father...

 

Prayer:

Eternal Father, 

you inspired the Virgin Mary

to visit Elizabeth and assist her in her need.

Keep us open to the working of your Spirit,

and with Mary may we praise you for ever.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

your Son,who lives and reigns with you 

and the Holy Spirit, one God,

for ever and ever. 

Amen.

 

The Third Joyful Mystery:

The Nativity of Jesus

Scripture Meditation: Luke 2:6-12

 

Our Father, Ten Hail Marys, Glory to the Father...

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, 

with the birth of your Son,

your glory breaks on the world.

Through the night hours of the darkened earth

we your people watch for the coming of your promised Son.

As we wait, give us a foretaste of the joy 

that you will grant us when the fullness of his glory 

has filled the earth, who lives and reigns 

with you for ever and ever. 

Amen.

 

The Fourth Joyful Mystery:

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Scripture Meditation: Luke 2:25-32

 

Our Father, Ten Hail Marys, Glory to the Father...

 

Prayer:

All powerful Father,

Christ your Son became man for us

and was presented in the temple.

May he free our hearts from sin

and bring us into your presence.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

your Son, who lives and reigns with you 

and the Holy Spirit, one God,

for ever and ever. 

Amen.

 

The Fifth Joyful Mystery:

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Scripture Meditation: Luke 2:41-50

 

Our Father, Ten Hail Marys, Glory to the Father...

 

Prayer:

Father, 

help us to live as the Holy Family,

united in respect and love.

Bring us to the joy and peace 

of your eternal home.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

your Son, who lives and reigns with you

and the Holy Spirit, one God,

for ever and ever. 

Amen.