Sign of the Cross:
Let us pray… Holy God, we praise you for your love for us, for sending us Jesus Your Son, and for giving us Mary as our spiritual Mother. We ask you to lead us by Your Holy Spirit so that we may continue to live as your holy family. We thank you for your unending strength and support. With the help of Mary’s prayers, may we always be open to receive your constant guidance and grace in our lives. Amen.
Mother Mary, as you carried your Divine Child in your womb you rejoiced and glorified the Lord. Touch the hearts of all expectant parents. Help them to accept God’s will. Help them to understand that their unborn child is made in God’s image – as well as theirs – and made for eternal life.
Apostles’ Creed * Our Father * 3 Hail Marys * Glory Be *
The First Mystery is The Annunciation: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph. The virgin’s name was Mary. Upon arriving the angel said to her: “Rejoice, highly favoured daughter, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women. You shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus. He will be called \son of the Most High.” Mary said: “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.”
– As we pray this mystery let us pray for our society that all of us will appreciate God’s goodness, realizing how highly favoured we are in god’s eyes. God blesses us with life. God entrusts life to us in our children. May our society be more loving, more respectful of life, and more obedient to God.
– (After each decade we will say this prayer together) “O, my Jesus, forgive us our sine, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.”
The second mystery is The Visitation : Mary set out to Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
– As we pray this Mystery let us pray for all pregnant women that they understand what a privilege it is to be a mother. May all mothers experience God’s blessings and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Third Mystery is The Birth of Jesus: Mary gave birth to her son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.
– As we pray this Mystery let us pray for our legislators that they will accept God’s will, respect the sanctity and dignity of human life, and pass laws which protect the unborn.
The Fourth Mystery is The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus: Near the cross stood the mother of Jesus. Realizing that everything was now complete, Jesus sighed “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
– As we pray this Mystery let us pray for all unborn children who have been killed by abortion. May these special children of God’s creation receive God’s eternal blessing.
The Fifth Mystery is The Resurrection of Our Lord: Very early, just after sunrise, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. When they looked, they found that the huge stone had been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young men dressed in a white robe who said to them, “Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified, has been raised up.”
– As we pray this Mystery let us pray that doctors who perform abortions will be converted to respect life, to follow God’s will to uphold the sanctity of life, to turn to God to receive his forgiveness and love. May all doctors protect life.
Final prayer: Let us pray… Dear Lord, receive our prayers. Thank you so much for all the blessings you have given us. Forgive our sis. In your mercy bring about a change of heart in those who do not respect life. Protect the unborn. Stretch forth your loving arms so that each person created by you will have a full life. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, and our Saviour. Amen.