Luminous Mysteries

 

The Lumi­nous Mys­ter­ies are often prayed on Thurs­days.  We enter the Lord’s pub­lic life through his teach­ings and mir­a­cles. The five lumi­nous mys­ter­ies are: the Bap­tism of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Rev­e­la­tion of our Lord at the Wed­ding of Cana, the Procla­ma­tion of our Lord Jesus of the King­dom of God and his Call for our Con­ver­sion, the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Insti­tu­tion of the Eucharist.

Open­ing Prayers                                             Click  for  Video Ver­sion
(1) Make the Sign of the Cross while say­ing: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Make your intentions.

(2) While hold­ing on to the cru­ci­fix, say the “Apos­tles’ Creed”:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Cre­ator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was con­ceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Vir­gin Mary, suf­fered under Pon­tius Pilate, was cru­ci­fied, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence, He shall come to judge the liv­ing and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the com­mu­nion of Saints, the for­give­ness of sins, the res­ur­rec­tion of the body, and life ever­last­ing. Amen.

(3) Say the “Our Prayer”:
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hal­lowed be Thy name; Thy king­dom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and for­give us our tres­passes as we for­give those who tres­pass against us; and lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

(4) Say “Hail Mary” (3 times):
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sin­ners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

(5) Say the “Glory Be”:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the begin­ning, is now, and ever shall be, world with­out end. Amen.

Announce the First Lumi­nous Mystery

The Baptism of our Lord JesusFirst Lumi­nous Mys­tery
The Bap­tism of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the river of Jor­dan to be bap­tized by him. As soon as Jesus was bap­tized, he came up out of the water. Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God com­ing down like a dove and light­ing on him. Then a voice said from heaven “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”Matthew 3:13–17.

 

6) Say the “Our Father” on the large bead:
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hal­lowed be Thy name; Thy king­dom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and for­give us our tres­passes as we for­give those who tres­pass against us; and lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

(7) Say 10 “Hail Marys” (called a decade) on each of the small beads, while med­i­tat­ing on the mys­tery:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sin­ners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

(8) Say the “Glory Be”:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the begin­ning, is now, and ever shall be, world with­out end. Amen.

(9) Say the “Fatima Prayer”:
O my Jesus, for­give us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, espe­cially those who have most need of your mercy.

Announce the Sec­ond Lumi­nous Mystery

The Revelation of our Lord Jesus at the Wedding of CanaSec­ond Lumi­nous Mys­tery
The Rev­e­la­tion of our Lord at the Wed­ding of Cana
Jesus, Mary and his dis­ci­ples went to a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion in Cana. When the wine had given out, Jesus’ mother said to him “they are out of wine.” “You must not tell me what to do; my time has not yet come,” he replied. Mary tells the ser­vants to obey him nonethe­less. Jesus requested the jars used for purifi­ca­tion to be filled with water and then served to the man in charge of the feast. It was the best of wine! John 2:2–10
Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Third Lumi­nous Mystery

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of GodThird Lumi­nous Mys­tery
The Procla­ma­tion of the King­dom of God
After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. “The right time has come,” he said, “and the king­dom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!” Jesus invites the fish­er­men Simon, his brother Andrew, James and John to fol­low Him to catch peo­ple for the king­dom of God . Mark 1:4–15

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Fourth Lumi­nous Mystery

The Transfiguration of our Lord JesusFourth Lumi­nous Mys­tery
The Trans­fig­u­ra­tion of our Lord Jesus
Jesus took Peter, John and James up on Mount Tabor to pray. While he was pray­ing, his face changed its appear­ance, and his clothes became daz­zling white … a cloud of light appeared and cov­ered them with its shadow; and the dis­ci­ples were afraid as the cloud came over them. A voice said from the cloud, “This is my Son, whom I have cho­sen – lis­ten to him!”
Luke 9:28–35

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Fifth Lumi­nous Mystery

Our Lord Jesus gives us the EucharistFifth Lumi­nous Mys­tery
Our Lord Jesus gives us the Eucharist
“The bread that I will give you is my flesh, which I give so that the world may live … if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in your­selves. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eter­nal life, and I will raise them to life on the last day…those live in me and I live in them” John 6:52–57

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Con­clud­ing Prayers
Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweet­ness, and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor ban­ished chil­dren of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourn­ing and weep­ing in this val­ley of tears; turn, then, most gra­cious Advo­cate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O lov­ing, O sweet Vir­gin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made wor­thy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray!
O God, Whose, only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death and Res­ur­rec­tion, has pur­chased for us the rewards of eter­nal life; grant, we beseech thee, that, med­i­tat­ing on the mys­ter­ies of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary, we may imi­tate what they con­tain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of Bat­tle; Be our safe­guard against the wicked­ness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heav­enly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spir­its, who prowl through the world, seek­ing the ruin of souls. Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima Prayers
The Par­don Prayer
:
O my God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee. I ask par­don for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.

The Angel’s Prayer:
Most Holy Trin­ity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee pro­foundly. I offer Thee the most pre­cious Body, Blood, Soul and Divin­ity of Jesus Christ, present in all the taber­na­cles of the world, in repa­ra­tion for the out­rages, sac­ri­leges, and indif­fer­ence by which He is offended. And through the infi­nite mer­its of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immac­u­late Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the con­ver­sion of poor sinners.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immac­u­late Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Optional Con­clud­ing Prayers
O Mary, con­ceived with­out sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Amen. (3 times)

Jesus on the Cross

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