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Posted on 10/24/2006 2:31:57 PM PDT by Carolina
Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God.
Let us love being with the Lord! There we can speak with him about everything. We can offer him our petitions, our concerns, our troubles. Our joys. Our gratitude, our disappointments, our needs and our aspirations. There we can also constantly ask him: "Lord send labourers into your harvest! Help me to be a good worker in your vineyard!"
~from the Homily for the Marian Vespers, Altötting, Germany, September 11, 2006
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Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Apostles Creed: I BELIEVE in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He shall 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 the life everlasting. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer: OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary: HAIL Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen. (Three times)
Glory Be: GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Meditations are taken from Scriptures and various mystics, (A) Ann Catherine Emmerich, (B) - St. Bridget of Sweden , ( M) - Mary of Agreda, ( T) - Therese Neumann
Jesus goes with the apostles to Gethsemane. With great trembling and fear he prays to the father to release him from his sufferings, while the apostles sleep. Finally, after several hours of agonizing prayers, Jesus goes out to be handed over to his enemies. (Mt 26:36-46; Mk 14:32-42; Lk 22:39-46)
1. (S) Jesus and his eleven apostles come to a small estate, a garden called Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, where they had often come to pray.
2. (S) He says to his disciples, "Stay here while I go over there to pray." He takes Peter, James and John with him. And sadness and distress come over him.
3. (S) "My soul is sorrowful to the point of death," he says to them. "Wait here and keep awake." Going on a bit further, he falls on his face and prays.
4. (S) "My Father," Jesus says, "if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it."
5. (A) Jesus sees all the sins of mankind as he prays. Satan displays increasingly horrible visions before him, taunting, "Would you take even this sin on yourself?"
6. (S) Jesus returns to the apostles and finds them sleeping. He says to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Were you not able to watch with me one hour?
7. (S) "You should be awake and praying to not be put to the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." Again, a second time he goes away and prays.
8. (S) "My Father, if this cup cannot pass by without my drinking it, your will be done." An angel appears to him from heaven, to give him strength.
9. (S) Entering deeply into his agony, Jesus prays even more earnestly, and his sweat becomes like drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
10. (S) He goes back and finds the apostles sleeping again, their eyes are so heavy. And they can find no answer for him. He goes away and prays for a third time.
(S) Finally, he returns and says, "Sleep on now and take your rest. The hour has come when the Son of Man is to be betrayed..."
O, my Jesus...
Pilate, to placate the crowd, hands Jesus over to be scourged. Six drunken soldiers take turns furiously beating Our Lord. His flesh is mercilessly torn from head to toe, front and back, all in the presence of his mother. (Mt 27:15-26; Mk 15:6-15; Jn 18:38-19:1)
1. (S) On the occasion of a festival the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd any one prisoner whom they chose. They had at the time a notorious prisoner named Barabbas.
2. (S) Therefore, having them all assembled there, he says to them, "Which one do you wish me to release to you, Barabbas or Jesus, the so-called Messiah?"
3. (S) The chief priest and elders have convinced the crowd to ask for Barabbas so they shout, "Not this man but Barabbas!" So Pilate has taken Jesus taken away to be scourged.
4. (A,M,T) Our Lord is led to a pillar where many times criminals have been scourged to death. Three pairs of drunken executioners prepare for their brutal task.
5. (A,M,T) Jesus is ordered to remove all his clothing in the presence of a great multitude, including his grief-stricken mother. Our Lord stands naked before this crowd.
6. (A,T) His bound hands are raised up by a rope to a ring at the top of a pillar, so that his feet just barely touch the ground. He is facing the pillar.
7. (A,M) The first two scourgers begin their violent assault with undisguised pleasure, using hard, thick cords, full of knots. Their fifteen minute ritual rends them exhausted.
8. (A,M) Jesus' body is now black and blue, and red, and covered with welts and tumors. Two more scourgers take over, using harder, more piercing whips.
9. (A,M) The blows from these weapons tear Jesus' flesh to pieces. His blood pours out, staining their arms. He groans, prays and shudders.
10. (A) Two more executioners take over using metal tipped scourges. These penetrate to the bone, tearing off pieces of sacred flesh with each blow.
(T) They then turn Jesus, and repeat this cruelty on his front. Finally, he is released, limp and still praying, to the ground.
O, my Jesus...
Jesus is led into an inner courtyard. He is clothed in royal purple, crowned with thorns, and is mocked as "king of the Jews." He is pushed, buffeted and insulted; his eyes are covered with blood. (Mt 27:27-31; Mk 15:16-20; Jn 19:2-5)
1. (S) Pilate's soldiers lead Jesus to the inner part of the palace (the praetorium) and all gather round. They tear off his clothes, reopening his wounds, and dress him in a purple cloak.
2. (A) In the middle of the courtyard stands a low stool, upon which the soldiers have strewn sharp flints and bits of broken pots. Jesus is roughly pushed down on this stool.
3. (S) Weaving a crown out of thorns they fix it on his head, and place a reed in his right hand. Then they begin to mock him by dropping to their knees before him, saying, "All hail, King of the Jews!"
4. (A) The crown is in the shape of a bowl, with the majority of the thorns purposely turned inward so as to pierce the head of Our Lord. His eyes fill with blood.
5. (S) They spit on him and take hold of the reed, striking him on the head. They continue to ridicule him saying "Hail, King of the Jews", slapping him on the face as they do so.
6. (A) The soldiers on guard keep their ranks, but do their utmost by laughter and applause to incite the executioners to further insult and humiliate Jesus.
7. (A) Then they overturn the stool, thereby throwing Jesus to the ground. They pull Our Lord up again and reseat him with the greatest possible brutality.
8. (A) The sufferings of Jesus from thirst (due to the fever caused by his scourging and other maltreatment) are intense; his lips and tongue are parched and contracted.
9. (A) Our Lord trembles all over. His flesh is torn to pieces. His only relief from his severe thirst is the blood which trickles down his head to his lips.
10. (A) This brutal scene lasts for a full half-hour, while the Roman soldiers continue to cheer and encourage the executioners to greater and greater savagery.
(S) Finally, when they have finished making a fool of him, they bring Jesus before the crowd.
O, my Jesus...
Jesus is condemned to death and is led out to carry his cross to Calvary. He meets his mother in a heart-rending exchange. Simon of Cyrene is pressed into service; Veronica receives Jesus' image on her veil. (Mt 27:32-34; Mk 15:21-23; Lk 23:26-31; Jn 19:5-17)
1. (S) Pilate brings Jesus out before the crowd in his pitiable state and says, "Behold the man." When they see him, they shout, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
2. (S) "...Do you want me to crucify your king?" asks Pilate. The chief priests answer, "We have no king but Caesar." Finally, Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified.
3. (A) Jesus' cross is thrown at his feet. He kneels down before it and kisses it while offering a prayer of thanksgiving to the Father for the work of redemption he has begun.
4. (A) Jesus takes up his cross and begins his journey to Calvary. His bare feet are swollen and bleeding; he appears half fainting from exhaustion, and is suffering from loss of blood and severe thirst.
5. (A) Mary, her eyes red with weeping, her cheeks pale as death, and her lips almost blue, awaits the procession. The Romans discover who she is and make fun of her.
6. (A) Jesus sees his mother, staggers and falls. Mary, moved beyond restraint, runs to his side and embraces him. The sword (of Simeon) pierces her heart.
7. (S) Jesus continues, weaker at each step. Fearing he will die before they get to Calvary, the soldiers force a reluctant Simon of Cyrene to help Our Lord.
8. (A,T) A woman of "majestic appearance" emerges from a house along the way, makes her way through the crowd to Jesus and offers him her veil. "Allow me to wipe my Lord's face," she says.
9. (A) Veronica, the name she is later known by,* returns to her house and discovers the image of Jesus on her veil. She falls to her knees before it.
10. (S) Jesus sees the women mourning for him. He turns to them and says, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me but for yourselves and for your children..."
(S) "...The days will come when people will say, 'Happy are those who are barren...' They will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!"
*The name Veronica comes from ver icon, meaning "true portrait."
O, my Jesus...
Arriving at Golgotha, Jesus is stripped, and then crucified between two thieves. The on-lookers jeer at Our Lord. One thief abuses him; the other rebukes the first and defends Jesus, and is rewarded for it. Finally, Jesus cries out and expires. (Mt. 27:33-54; Mk. 15:22-39; Lk. 23:32- 49; Jn. 19:18-30)
1. (S) When they arrive at Golgotha, they offer Jesus some wine to drink, mixed with myrrh* but he refuses it. The soldiers remove his clothes and prepare to cast lots for them.
2. (S) Jesus is crucified between two robbers. Pilate writes out a notice and has it attached to the cross. It reads, "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews"**
3. (S) The passers-by jeer at Jesus, "So you would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days! Then save yourself! If you are God's son, come down from the cross!"
4. (S) The chief priests and scribes add, "He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Christ, the king of Israel, come down from the cross now that we may see and believe.
5. (S) One of the criminals being crucified abuses Our Lord: "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us as well." Jesus says, "Father forgive them. They know not what they do."
6. (S) The other thief rebukes the first: "Have you no fear of God at all? You got the same sentence he did but in our case we deserved it; we are paying for what we did..."
7. (S) "...but this man has done no wrong, "he adds."Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus responds, "Indeed, this day you will be with me in paradise."
8. (S) Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved nearby, Jesus says, "Woman, behold your son," and to the disciple, "Behold your mother."
9. (S) From noon until three o'clock there is darkness over the land. Toward three o'clock, Jesus calls out, "I thirst"; and then, "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?"
10. (S) Finally, Jesus cries out, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit," and he expires. At this, the veil of the temple is torn in two.
(S) The earth quakes; rocks are split. The centurian standing there says, "Truly, this was the Son of God."
*myrhh - a bitter tasting gum resin used with wine to deaden pain
**This was written in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. The Latin, "Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaorum," is abbreviated INRI.
O, my Jesus...
Hail, Holy Queen: 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. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.Closing:
O God whose only begotten Son has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
General: That all those who are baptized may mature in their faith and manifest it through clear, coherent and courageous choices in life.
Missionary: That the celebration of World Mission Day may everywhere increase the spirit of missionary animation and cooperation.
Invocation For The Sovereign Pontiff
LORD JESUS, shelter our Holy Father the Pope under the protection of Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou his light, his strength and his consolation.
Versicle and Response for the Sovereign Pontiff
LET US PRAYER for our Pontiff Benedict.
R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him to be blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Our Father , Hail Mary .
Prayer For The Pope From The Roman Missal
O GOD, THE Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Thy Church; grant him, we beseech Thee, so to edify, both by word and example, those over whom he hath charge, that he may attain unto everlasting life, together with the flock committed unto him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For The Pope From The Roman Ritual
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant Benedict, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in "our battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places". Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector; to thee, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers unto the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take hold of "the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan." Bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit "so that he may no longer seduce the nations". Amen.
Pope Leo XIII's Prayer of Consecration for the Human Race
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your altar. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with You, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known You; many too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.
You are King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
You are King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
You are King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism; refuse not to draw them all into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Your eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Your chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to It be glory and Honor forever. Amen.
Catholic prayer ping for Papa!
Prayers for our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. May our Lord and His Blessed Mother guide him, all the days of his life.
Thank you for the ping! I have really enjoyed these rosary prayer threads and have been using them almost daily to pray the rosary.
To All: Please pray for the Diocese of Palm Beach.
I really appreciate the images and meditations for today. Thanks.
Thanks for the ping. Prayers for our beloved Pope Benedict XVI.