Some people agree with the Luminous Mysteries and some people don’t. I say, “to each is his/her own”, I do not mean that disrespectfully. If you want to pray, you will pray. The Luminous Mysteries are all 100% from the Gospels, all 100% about Jesus, all 100% perfectly fit into the Rosary; to make our Rosary complete, highlighting Jesus’ life.
Isaiah 7:10-17 (Isaiah Gives Ahaz the Sign of Immanuel)
“Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask, a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted. The Lord will bring on you and on your people and on your ancestral house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria.”
The Luminous Mysteries For The Faithful
1. The Baptism of Jesus (Openness To The Holy Spirit)
Please guide me, show me, lead me, I am so hungry and I am so open to the leadership and guidance of the Holy Spirit. My heart aches, whenever I am not fully focused on You Lord. There are so many distractions in this life, that have no purpose to my life. I want so much, to be more focused on Your Will in my life; please send me the Holy Spirit in such a way, that my eyes remain open and fully focused on You without excuse or distraction. Thank you, Jesus.
That I always keep my eyes fully focused on You and an open ear to what Your Mother says. For she always directs me to You. She knows that God’s Will in her life, was to bring You to us and to always continue to bring us to You. The Rosary fills my heart with so much joy I can’t explain it or contain it. Every time I pray on these special beads of joy I hear her telling me, “Do whatever He tells you!” and my heart skips a beat and my faith gets so much stronger. Thank you, Lord, for your Mother. She is such a refreshing joy. Amen.
As I continue to follow You and do all I can to keep my soul cleaner and purer in your sight; that You help me have a greater desire to repent more frequently. I know Lord, that on the day you return or the day I am called, either one is unknown to me; with that said Lord, I must do all I can to keep my soul clean and pure for You. I am not perfect, I am a sinner, but by Your grace and the sacrament of penance I can keep my soul clean as often as I possibly can. I want to be ready for You Lord, at all times, I love you so much.
For something I have asked for, my entire spiritual journey; a deeper more serious spiritual life. Somehow, someway, help guide me to a place (prayer room in my house) that allows me to dig even deeper inside myself spiritually. But, I also want to be able to share this experience and love for You; so that through Your love for me and our Lady’s Rosary, I can help Evangelize the world for You Lord. I ask this and pray that it is in Your Will Lord, in my life, Amen.
That you fill my heart with an exhilarating, exciting, deep love, every single time I am at the Holy Mass. I love experiencing the breaking of the bread on your altar; the prayers during the Eucharistic celebration fill my heart with so much love, I feel this love overflowing. To me Lord, The Holy Eucharist is truly the center of my faith and my love for You Lord. Please Lord, instill in my heart a deeper desire to come to daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration as often as I possibly can. The more I am with You Lord, the more in love with You I am.
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism of Jesus (Openness To The Holy Spirit) -Matt 3:13-17
2. Wedding Feast of Cana (To Jesus Through Mary) -John 2:1-12
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Repentance and Trust in God) -Mark 1:15
4. The Transfiguration (Desire For Holiness) -Mark 9:2-13
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Adoration) -Matt 26:17-30
Glory and Honor and Praise -Lord Jesus Christ!!
Rosary Man Jim's Luminous Reflections: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-luminous-mysteries.html