Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Special Rosary For the Immaculate Heart of Mary

This morning while praying Morning Prayer with Magnificat, I was inspired by the Prayers for Intercession to put a special Rosary together. Since I was praying the rosary privately, I figured it was OK to do this.
I am sure I am not the first or only one to do this, but I will share it here for your prayer use as well. The links on the name of the decade will lead you to related Scripture.
The fact that there is one decade from each of the five Mysteries is purely the work of Divine Providence.

Rosary in Honor of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart

First Decade: In Honor of Mary at Bethlehem~ The Birth of Jesus
Meditation on the scenes of the Nativity
Intentions: For the welcoming of new life into families, detachment from the world, welcoming Christ into our lives through His Mother.

Second Decade: In Honor of Mary at Cana~ The Wedding at Cana
Meditation on scenes from the wedding feast.
Intentions: For the sanctity of marriage, and the willingness to do whatever Christ tells us.

Third Decade: In Honor of Mary at the Foot of the Cross~ The Crucifixion
Meditation on Mary's Seven Sorrows at the scene of Christ's Crucifixion
Intentions: for true sorrow for our sins, and for all who have experienced the loss of a child at any stage.

Fourth Decade: In honor of Mary in the Upper Room~Descent of the Holy Spirit
Meditation on the scenes of Pentecost
Intentions: That through Mary, we will, like her, ponder God's grace in our lives pray for the grace to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Fifth Decade: In Honor of Our Lady's Coronation as Queen of Heaven and Earth~
                             The Coronation of Mary in Heaven
Meditation on Mary being received and crowned by the Holy Trinity
Intentions: In reparation for all the blasphemies, neglect and outrages against Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. That we may one day be with her before the Beatific Vision.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.