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How to Pray the Pro-Life Rosary

How to Pray the Pro-Life Rosary

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Pro-life Reflections on the "LuminousMysteries" of the Rosary
 
On October 16, 2002, Pope John Paul IIrecommended to the Christian world the addition of a new set of Mysteries to the Rosary. Following are pro-life meditations on these mysteries.
First Luminous Mystery: Christ is Baptized in the Jordan 
When Jesus is baptized, the Father's voice is heard: "This is my beloved Son." All are called to becomeadopted sons and daughters of God through baptism. We pray that children in the womb may be
 
protected, so that they may be born and welcomed into the Christian community by baptism.
Second Luminous Mystery: Christ is made known at the Wedding of Cana 
Jesus revealed His glory by the miracle at Cana. The new couple was blessed not only with wine, butwith faith in Christ. Let us pray for strong marriages, rooted in the Lord, and open to the gift of new life.
Third Luminous Mystery: Christ proclaims the Kingdom and Calls All to Conversion 
"Repent and believe the Good News." Let us pray that these first words of Jesus' public ministry may beheard by all who have committed abortion. May they know that the Lord calls them to conversion, andmay they experience life-giving repentance.
Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration 
Christ is transformed on the mountain, and the disciples see His glory. May the eyes of all people betransformed, that they may see each and every human life as a reflection of the glory of God Himself.
Fifth Luminous Mystery: Jesus gives us the Eucharist 
"This is My Body, given up for you." The Eucharist teaches us how to live and how to love. Let us praythat parents who sacrifice the babies for the sake of themselves may learn instead to put themselvesaside for the sake of their babies.
-------------------------------How to Pray the Pro-Life Rosary
 
How to Pray the Pro-Life Rosary 
(May be said on a regular-colored rosary, too)
 
The Crucifix:
Lord, for all those who say, " I don't believe", I say" I believe inGod"...continue saying the
Creed 
.
 
Our Father(Clear or white beads): Offer the first
Our Father 
for the intentions of our Holy Father the Pope.
 
3 Hail Mary's
 (purple: represents the Lord's Passion and Death)
Pray:
Lord, I offer these 3 Hail Mary's for an increase in Faith, Hope, and Love in
 
all people so that all people will always choose life, and I also offer them inreparation for the suffering You endure each time an unborn babe is killed, eachtime someone is euthanized, each time death overcomes life in this world. Amen.
(Then continue with saying the 3 Hail Mary's)
 
First Decade
 
(Aqua-Blue and Clear or White beads) 
State the Mystery of the day
Pray 
: Dear Lord, Dear Mother Mary, every aqua bead in this decade is special,
 
for on it I pray that 'Hail Mary' for the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and on every clear or white bead, I say that 'Hail Mary' for Peace in ourworld. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on us!Mary, Queen of Peace, pray of us! Amen.
(Then continue with the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, and Glory Be)
 
Second Decade
 
(Red and clear or white beads) 
State the Mystery of the day
 
Pray 
: Jesus, Source of Mercy; Mary Bearer of Mercy, on every "red" 'Hail Mary', I
 
pray in reparation for the blood spilled from every baby wrenched from itsmother's womb through abortion. I know that even as You hold and comforteach of these precious little ones, the horror of their slaughter screams for justiceto be meted out upon our world. May these "red" 'Hail Mary's' be a source of reparation for our sin. I also offer each "white/clear" 'Hail Mary' for the mothersand fathers of these aborted little ones, that they may receive the grace to repentof this sin, turn to Jesus, and receive the gift of salvation with open hearts. Healthem of the emotional and psychological wounds that this sin has caused as Youpour out the graces of conversion upon them. Let them now witness for life!Amen
(Then continue with the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, and Glory Be)
 
Third Decade
 
(Black and clear or white beads: The black beads symbolize theentire medical profession that participates in pro-death activities: all doctors,nurses, and assistants, helpers of every type that contribute to abortion,euthanasia, anti-life practices of every sort. Every clear or white 'Hail Mary' is fortheir conversion, repentance, and courage in standing against this crimson tide of death!)
State the Mystery of the day
Pray 
: Lord Jesus; Mother Mary, in this decade I offer reparation for all the sins
 
of the medical personnel that act in the interest of death in our society and in ourworld. I plead also for their conversion to Your truth. Let them see the truth of what they are doing, see the horror of it, rend their hearts in repentance, thenwork for Life and for You, Jesus, all the rest of their days. Amen.
(Then continue with the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, and Glory Be)
 
Fourth Decade
 
(Red, clear or white, and blue beads) 
State the Mystery of the day
Pray 
: Lord Jesus, Source of All Truth; Mary, Our Lady of All Peoples with every
 
"red" 'Hail Mary' I pray that every bad, anti-life law in our nation and world bereversed. With every "clear/white" 'Hail Mary' I petition for new and strong pro-life laws to be enacted in our nation and in Your world. Amen.
(Then continue with the Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, and Glory Be)
 
Fifth Decade
 (Green and clear or white beads:Green is symbolic of hope. OurHope is Jesus Christ and the Life in the Holy Spirit He offers to us if we but

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