Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 2

Beads of Joy 11-01-11

The Sorrowful Mysteries 
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

And so our Couples Rosary Devotion continues in line with the days Rosary. I pray that all married couples are taking the time to work on their marriage, their relationship, and their issues. Marriage is a very special gift, sometimes we don’t fully understand each other, and that’s not always bad. Sometimes we just need to be more patient with one another. Allow God to touch your heart with His love, and in turn love your spouse with the same love. I hope you enjoy todays reflections..

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The Agony in the Garden –REPENTANCE: Yes Lord this can be difficult, but in any marriage, any healthy Godly marriage, we must be open and loving enough to know when we have done wrong. Jesus paid the price for our sins; He bore the burden of our sins and paid the price. Guide my heart oh Lord, to never allow our relationship to lose its peace and love to vanish, no matter how difficult times get. Scripture says, “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

2. The Scourging at the Pillar – MORTIFICATION: This mystery needs special attention Lord. I can’t allow the desire of the flesh, or the life of living to be more important than You. Please Lord lead me away from the things that pull my attention away from my spouse, I wish to die to my own selfishness. You teach us, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." Ephesians :25-27

3. The Crowning of Thorns – HUMILITY: Marriage is about being very humble. When we became one, we place the other one before ourselves. Love does make sacrifices, sometimes ones we can handle, other times ones that hurt. Please Lord guide my heart to always put my spouse’s best interest first. I must do as scripture says, by remaining focused on You. “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

4. The Carrying of the Cross – PATIENCE: There is no way any marriage stands a chance if we didn’t have patience with one another. It is love that inspires us to be patient with the one we love. Lord please guide my heart and my words to only be loving and forgiving in every single situation. Please Lord teach us to also bear each others crosses. My only desire is to serve you Lord through this union. Scripture is clear, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

5. The Crucifixion of Jesus – LOVE OUR ENEMIES: Let us surrender completely to Jesus, by doing so His power will work through all that we do. The only way we can legitimately honestly forgive our enemies, is by the grace God has instilled in us. In this mystery Lord, please guide me and my spouse as we enter into challenging situations that create havoc and anger. Help me engrain the very words you teach us in the gospel, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15

Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr. SFO

Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus

MY FIRST BOOK. More to come…