Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 4

Beads of Joy 11-03-11

The Couples Rosary - Part 4
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Luminous Mysteries

Hello Everybody,

As we finish this collection of meditations, I pray that these prayers help you focus more on your own marriage. No marriage is perfect, yes there are spectacular ones and some really incredible ones; but after 25 years myself, taking an honest assessment, there is occasional challenges. The key is to have the right heart in all situations. A forgiving, unconditional loving heart is best. And if you do Pray The Rosary regularly it will help keep your heart focused even more.
The Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus – OPEN TO GOD: It is only God who can give us true inner peace. In our relationship, our spouse can and does fulfill most of our needs; it is in God that we are fully satisfied. We must learn to depend on God in all things; He will be there for us. We must seek Him first, and in that prioritize our lives with Him first in our lives. Scriptures says it like this, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:9-11

2. Wedding at Cana – JESUS THROUGH MARY: Through the intercessory prayer of our Lady, many prayers are answered and led directly to our Lord. Through Mary is one of the best ways we can get to our Lord; her intercessory prayers are very powerful and always heard by our Lord. Dear Lord, you know our hearts, you know how much we love our spouse, in our prayers to your Mother, we will ask her to intercede for us. “When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:3-6

3. Proclaiming The Kingdom of God – REPENTANCE AND TRUSTING GOD: Just as Jesus calls us to conversion and forgives the sins, we must be forgiving to our spouse, in everything. We need to ask God to help guide us through this mystery. Dear Lord, I ask that you show me your love and your mercy in loving my spouse, the same way you have always loved me. Let us fully be open to God as scripture leads us, ““The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15

4. The Transfiguration – HOLINESS: Before them the Lord showed His true holiness. Our love for one another should also be holy and perfect in His sight. But we must keep in mind that our holiness in Him is loving Him with all that we are, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Our love for one another is a choice, even if you find your spouse no longer loves you; in this mystery let us ask Jesus to help us love our spouses, no matter what, period.

5. Institution of The Eucharist – ADORATION: Through the sacrifice of the Holy Mass, Jesus is brought to us. Let us as a couple and a family, always go before the altar of the Lord. Let us recognize the eternal value of one another before God. Arm and arm we stand before God, to receive Him together. Let us always remain in love, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. “ John 15:9

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

Today we pray the Luminous Mysteries

1. Baptism of Jesus
2. Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist