ZHBM Prayers for Priests Rosary for Priests

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it. ~ Jn 2:5

“With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.” cf: Rosarium Virginis Maria (1)

KAREN: I’m not sure if the full rosary prayers should be on this page, or linked? need to upload the pdf

 

The rosary is a beautiful and efficacious form of prayer. Rooted in Sacred Scripture, it allows us to intimately contemplate Christ in the Mysteries of our Redemption through the eyes of His holy Mother, Mary.  You may wish to offer at least five decades of the rosary daily, weekly, or even monthly for your adopted priest and  for his intentions.

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

I. The Annunciation

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title, Full of grace, and declared unto her the Incarnation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they share in your Humility.

II. The Visitation

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, remaining with her three months.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  Guide them in Generosity to those in need.

III. The Nativity

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of delivery had come, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at Midnight, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for Him at the inns of Bethlehem.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they be witnesses of the Spirit of Poverty.

IV. The Presentation

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her Purification, presented the Child Jesus in the Temple, where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great devotion, received Him into his arms.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they be lovers of Obedience.

IV. The Finding in the Temple

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the Blessed Virgin Mary, after having lost her beloved Son in Jerusalem, sought Him for the space of three days; and at length found Him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the Doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they reflect Christ’s Wisdom.

     AMEN.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

I. The Baptism of our Lord

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself to be baptized by John, thus inviting the Father and the Holy Spirit to reveal His divine nature to all creation.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they Humble themselves for Christ.

II. The Wedding feast at Cana

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus acted out of concern for the newly-married couple and obedience to His mother, the Virgin Mary–causing His disciples to believe in Him.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they be exemplars of Charity and Faith.

III. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God and the Call to Repentance

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus preached the good news to the poor, release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they call others to Repentance and Trust.

IV. The Transfiguration of our Lord

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus took His three closest disciples and showed them how Moses and Elijah–the Law and Prophets–all pointed to Him and His divine glory.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they guide us to more clearly see your Son in the silence of Prayer and Contemplation.

V. The Institution of the Eucharist

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ gave the world, through the Twelve, His own pure Body and Precious Blood.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May their own Self-Gift unite with that of your Son.

     AMEN.

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

I. The Agony in the Garden

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus was so afflicted in the Garden of Gethsemane that His Body became bathed in a bloody swear, which ran down in great drops to the parched ground.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they lead us in Fervent Prayer.

II. The Scourging at the Pillar

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ was most cruelly scourged in the house of Pilate.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they show us love in Sacrifice and Mortification.

III. The Crowning with Thorns

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how those cruel ministers of Satan plaited a crown of thorns, and mercilessly pressed it on the sacred head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they teach us Christian Courage.

IV. The Carrying of the Cross

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ, being sentenced to die, bore, with the most amazing patience, the cross which was laid upon Him for His greater torment and ignominy.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May their lives be a witness of Patience and Resignation.

V. The Crucifixion

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ, having come to Mount Calvary, was stripped of His clothes, and His hands and feet were cruelly nailed to the cross in the presence of His afflicted Mother.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they teach us the Spirit of Self-Sacrifice.

     AMEN.

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

I. The Resurrection

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ, triumphing gloriously over death, rose again the third day, immortal and impassible.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they help to strengthen our Faith and lead us to New Life in Christ.

II. The Ascension

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ, forty days after His Resurrection, ascended into heaven, attended by angels, in the sight of His most holy Mother and His holy Apostles and disciples.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they lead us in Hope and the Desire for Heaven.

III. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of the Father, sent, as He had promised, the Holy Spirit upon His Apostles and His Mother. These, after He ascended, returned to Jerusalem and continued in prayer and supplication, waiting for the fulfillment of His promise.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they radiate Zeal for Souls.

IV. The Assumption

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the glorious Virgin, having completed the course of her earthly existence, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they teach us Filial Devotion to Mary.

V. The Coronation

Let us contemplate, in this Mystery, how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilee and exultation of the whole heavenly Court, crowned by her Son with the most resplendent glory as Queen of Heaven.

~ Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for our priests!  May they be models of Faithfulness and Perseverance.

     AMEN.