Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 3

Beads of Joy 11-02-11

The Couples Rosary – Part 3
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

Today Lord we continue sharing in our Marriage reflections. God has given us the most special Glorious of gifts to share: Marriage. Let us really try to do our best to make it work and to do whatever we must to heal all its wounds; while we maintain a serious devout unconditional love for one another. There is much to celebrate throughout the years. Life undoubtedly creates challenges and at times and even makes the whole experience difficult; we must not lose heart. With God’s grace let us continue to love and cherish one another. Enjoy today’s reflections.

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection – FAITH: We are united in God’s eye as one, and by His love we have faith in Him that our love will last for our entire lives together. Marriage isn’t about our own individual needs, it’s all about our combined dreams and hope and faith that keeps it going. Let us have the faith that God will help see us through each day, and each trial; under His protection He will bless us. Let us remain faithful to Him, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. “ 1 Timothy 1:14

2. The Ascension – HOPE: Together we unite our hopes and dreams; together we hope that the years ahead will be a blessing and Joy and it’ll be eternally special for us to share together. Dear Lord help us to have all that You so desire for us; in the hope that we fulfill your will in our lives. We fully trust in You Lord that with all our hearts, that You will fill us to overflowing levels with your faith, hope and love. In scripture it is said, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit – LOVE: It was through God’s love for us, that we gain the knowledge of what true love really is. God loved us even though in our hearts we know we don’t deserve it; yet He loves us anyway. We have many flaws, many reasons and shortcomings that make us unworthy; yet God continues to love us unconditionally. Please Lord guides our hearts in love to find that same unconditional devotion and love to one another. Scriptures says, “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 5:25-17

4. The Assumption – ETERNAL HAPPINESS: Thank you Lord for always loving us; for never giving up on us and for dying so that we might live eternally with you in Heaven. Lord I ask that you help me see the eternal values in our Marriage, may I see how much our love is entwined in our love for You. Even though we can’t “see” love; I ask dear Lord that in our faith we eternally love one another through You. Our eyes must not lose sight of the love that is what it is in our love for another. Thank you Lord for always eternally loving us, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

5. The Coronation – DEVOTION TO MOTHER MARY: How true this mystery is; our love and devotion together in faith, we Pray The Rosary together. You know Lord how powerful the Rosary is in the life of those who are faithful to You; let us further extend that faithfulness to one another when we Pray The Rosary together, loving and adoring You. It is through Mary that we find Jesus, let us pray that we find ourselves undivided in the focus and love we have You Lord. And may that devotion help guide us to be more deeply devoted to one another. In scripture we read, “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 7:35

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

Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation