Prayer For Scriptural Illumination

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Prayer For Scriptural Illumination

This crisis did not drive us away from God but to God. It changed both of us and shaped our life together.

On the overcast morning of her initial diagnosis, I remember walking into our home, getting on our knees together and crying out to God. I don’t remember the exact words we prayed, but they were not processed and refined.

Honesty before God, with fear we had never known before, poured our hearts. Fears and tears eventually turned into faith and peace.

Never the Last Option

When this crisis unexpectedly entered our lives, we chose prayer. We depended on God, not just this time, but again and again when fear would stop us in our tracks. Even after the surgeries and treatments, and even when the reports became encouraging, we still had moments of doubt and fear. In each of those times, prayer became our first choice, not our last option.

When this crisis unexpectedly entered our lives, we chose prayer.

Prayerlessness must not prevail. Each follower of Christ needs to pray with confidence and each church needs to pray with power. As we depend on God personally and collectively, we will grow in our walk with the Lord daily.

I believe this is only possible when we stand on God’s Word as we pray, knowing that God has given us prayer as a means of communication with Him.

God’s Word has given us multiple illustrations that one kind of prayer does not fit all instances.

Prayer Is Grounded Upon Deep Theological Truths

The foundation of a building often goes much deeper than what’s on the surface. We see the concrete of the structure. Yet, deep below lies the evidence of work that took hours, days and weeks. The bigger the structure, the deeper and broader the foundation must be.

The same principle applies to prayer. Beyond what we see with our human eyes, the depths of God’s Word contain deep theological truths that shape our lives and perspectives.

We can pray with confidence, built on God’s character:

  1. Sovereignty of God. God is over all, in all, and through all. God is supreme in rank and rule in this universe and beyond. He is God. He has no beginning or ending. God is involved in the affairs of this world and the details of our lives.
  2. Trinity of God. God is One in three divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As Father, He knows our needs and cares for us deeply. As Son, He died for us to be saved from our sin. As Holy Spirit, He empowers us to live the Christian life. We pray to the Father in Jesus’ name and do so in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. Power of God. God is all-powerful. God is able! When we believe in the power of God, we realize we can go to God about anything. We believe that God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime.

Just as laying the underpinnings strengthens the foundation of physical structures, knowing these deep theological truths strengthens our confidence in the power of prayer.

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Because I believe the Father loves me, I talk to Him in the name of Jesus Christ His Son and present my requests in the power of the Holy Spirit. I do so knowing God can do anything, anytime, anywhere, with anyone. I am confident that nothing is impossible with God.

Five Scriptural Principles Your Prayers Can Stand On

God loves us so much that, in His Word, He demonstrates innumerable ways He desires us to pray to Him about specific things and situations. These illustrations remind us that one-size prayer doesn’t fit every circumstance. Here are five examples He gives us:

1. Battles.

Have you ever gone through battles (challenges, obstacles, conflicts with people) when the outcome appeared devastating? Has an impending attack led to personal defeat or setback? This is exactly the situation recorded in 2 Chronicles 20. King Jehoshaphat and the people of God were surrounded by their enemies, facing inevitable defeat.

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Then the Spirit of God came upon a man named Jahaziel. He declared these words from the Lord to the people of God and to King Jehoshaphat: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chron. 20:15).

After that amazing command and promise, Jahaziel gave these orders to God’s people:

  • Go down against the enemy.
  • You do not have to fight this battle.
  • Position yourselves.
  • Stand still.
  • See the salvation of the Lord.
  • Do not be afraid or discouraged.
  • God is with you.

King Jehoshaphat and all the people knelt to honor God, they prayed, and they worshiped the Lord. The next morning, while the Israelites continued worshiping God, He sent a state of confusion among their enemies, which caused them to fight against each other and destroy themselves.

Scriptural principle for today: Give your battles to God. They are not yours but His.

Always remember: He is with you.

2. Miracles.

Do you need God to do something in your personal life, family, business, career, school, church, or nation that only He can do? Simply put, do you need a miracle?

Not one of us can dictate to God what He should do. He is sovereign. Yet He has given us the privilege of talking to Him about what we need, what we desire, and what we know only He can do.

After the people of God entered the Promised Land, they had to take the land from their enemies. Joshua 10 tells us the joint forces of the five Amorite kings were strong and mighty.

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Standing in front of all the Israelites, Joshua called out to God, asking Him for a miracle so they could gain complete victory. What Joshua asked God to do, only God Himself could do. Here is Joshua’s bold request:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”

And this is God’s astounding response:

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel! (Josh. 10:12–14).

Joshua knew only God Himself, the Creator of the universe, could stop the sun and the moon. Yet this leader had the courage and faith to boldly ask God to do it. And He did. The sun stood still. The Lord fought for Israel, giving them victory.

Do you need a miracle? Do you need God to do something you know only He can do?

Scriptural principle for today: God, the Creator, stopped the sun and the moon in their tracks in answer to one man’s prayer.

Always remember: He can do anything. With courage and faith ask God to do a miracle in your situation and to bring Himself glory through it.

3. Healing. 

Our bodies are decaying even as we read these words. Although fitness can enhance our lives, only God determines our years. Sometimes we get sick. Some people get sick and learn they are going to die. Each of us will die—sometime.

King Hezekiah got sick—terminally ill, in fact—according to 2 Kings 20. The prophet Isaiah told him to get his house in order because he was going to die. When Hezekiah faced this grim reality, here is how he responded:

Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Please Lord, remember how I have walked before you faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases you.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly (2 Kings 20:2–3, csb).

As Isaiah was about to leave the courtyard, God told him to go back and deliver another message to Hezekiah: “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears,” God said.

Then He promised, “I will heal you” (2 Kings 20:5). Isaiah applied a lump of pressed figs to Hezekiah’s infected skin, and the king recovered.

God not only kept His promise and healed Hezekiah, but He added 15 years to the king’s life!

Scriptural principle for today: God will ultimately heal all of His followers in heaven. There are times on this earth when we become gravely ill and God heals us because His purpose for our life is not yet complete.

Always remember: God can heal you here, but He will one day heal you completely in heaven.

4. Others.

Do you desire to pray for other people effectively? Oftentimes, we only pray for others when they are in a crisis. But how can we pray daily for our pastors, church leaders, friends, family members, and others?

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The apostle Paul told the Christ followers in Colossae that he had not stopped praying for them. Then he told them he was praying for them to walk worthy of the Lord, bear fruit, receive strength, and endure with patience in their walk with Christ. He wrote, “We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Col. 1:9, CSB).

Scriptural principle for today: Pray for others to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in everything, to have God’s perspective and understanding, and to be able to integrate their lives biblically, spiritually, and practically.

Always remember: God expects us to pray for each other.

5. Open Doors.

Paul also encouraged Christ’s followers in Colossae to pray for him. He wrote, “Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should” (Col. 4:3–4).

This is a powerful request. Scripture details other times in Paul’s life when God closed the doors or told Paul he did not need to go where he had wanted to go. Note that Paul wanted open doors in order to advance the gospel, not for personal gain.

Scriptural principle for today: Ask God to open doors for you and your future so you can advance the gospel more effectively.

Always remember: Deepen your walk with God, and He will broaden your influence.

Stand Strong

Whatever your situation may be, talk to God about it. Search His Scriptures. Stand on His Word when you pray. By faith believe that God can do more in a moment than you can do in a lifetime.

Always remember this basic principle: When we pray, we depend on God. When we do not pray, we depend on ourselves.

RONNIE FLOYD is president of the National Day of Prayer and senior pastor of Cross Church, which has five campuses in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Источник: https://www.lightworkers.com/scriptural-prayers/

Resources for Planning and Leading Worship

Prayer For Scriptural Illumination

“Should we include a prayer for illumination in the liturgy? Or should we leave it out this week?”

Many worship planners tend to place little significance on the short prayer offered just before the Scripture is read, or sometimes between the Scripture reading and the sermon. Sometimes the prayer is included, but frequently it is missing.

When it is included, those offering the prayer often have no clear idea of its intent. Some ask God to give the pastor recall of the sermon so that he or she may deliver it effectively. Others ask the Lord to keep the congregation free from distracting thoughts during the sermon.

(I’ve seldom heard anyone ask that the congregation be kept awake during the sermon, but no doubt the thought has crossed the mind of a pastor now and then!) Still others pray that what they say in the sermon may be pleasing to God, sometimes using the words of Psalm 19:14: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Not an Option

I believe that the prayer for illumination is an indispensable part of a worship service. Let me explain.

A well-rounded worship service has two focal points: the proclamation of God’s Word and the administration of the sacraments. We call these two actions “means of grace.

” By using that term we do not mean to imply that God limits the dispensing of grace exclusively to these two means.

But we are saying that God’s grace is intentionally dispensed by the work of the Holy Spirit when the church proclaims the Word and administers the sacraments.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is an awesome service in which God’s people gather around the table to receive the body and blood of Christ. We believe that God shares the life and death of Jesus Christ with those who receive the elements in faith.

Although John Calvin repudiated the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation—the teaching that the bread and wine are changed into the real body and blood of Christ—he did not lose sight of the truth that believers and Christ are intimately united when the bread and wine are received in faith. The Belgic Confession captures Calvin’s thinking when it says, “We do not go wrong when we say that what is eaten is Christ’s own natural body and what is drunk is his own blood—but the manner in which we eat it is not by the mouth but by the Spirit, through faith” (Article 35).

Because something unusual and spiritually unique transpires at the Table, we pause before receiving the elements to offer a “prayer of consecration.” It is a prayer in which we ask God to prepare our hearts and minds to receive the body and blood of Christ.

This prayer is a vital part of the communion liturgy. We would not intentionally leave it the liturgy. Unless God works a miracle of grace, the action at the table is not effective. It is that miracle of grace that we ask for in the prayer of consecration.

John Calvin recognized a close relationship between the Lord’s Supper and the proclamation of the Word. Both acts of worship, although conveyed in different manners, are “means of grace.” They support one another and dispense an identical grace.

Remember, Calvin believed the sermon to be no less the Word of God than the written words of the Bible. He never thought of the sermon as simply a carefully prepared reflection about the Christian life. Nor was the sermon merely an opportunity to encourage and inspire struggling believers. The sermon, for Calvin, was the Word of God, where the Word was faithfully explained and applied.

Ask for a Miracle of Grace

Calvin’s concept of the sermon is no less awesome than the belief that the worshiping community receives the “natural body and blood” of Christ at the table. The elements placed on the table are imperfect, as is the person administering them. The same applies to the sermon. Both the preacher and the words spoken in the sermon are far from perfect.

So the prayer for illumination and the prayer of consecration have similar functions. In neither instance is attention focused on the imperfect elements on the table or the failures of the pastor and others leading the service. These prayers focus the attention of the community on the Lord, who alone dispenses grace to broken and sinful humankind.

Most of us would agree that the prayer of consecration should not be excluded from the communion service. Neither should we intentionally skip the prayer for illumination when we are about to hear the Word of the Lord.

Unless God works a miracle of grace when we worship, we will have been little more than entertained by a sermon and engaged in a senseless act at the table.

These two prayers may seem insignificant to a casual observer, but they stand at the threshold of those moments in worship when God interacts with the believing community.

PRAYERS FOR ILLUMINATION

The following four examples of prayers for illumination are taken from the Source Book of Worship Resources, Volume 2, published in 1996 by Communication Resources, Canton, Ohio. These prayers may be used as printed or as guides by those who wish to offer their own prayers.

1. Guide us, O God, by your Word and Spirit, that in your light we may see light, in your truth find wisdom, and in your will discover your peace,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

2. God our helper, by your Holy Spirit, open our minds that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may be led into your truth and taught your will,

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

3. Living God, help us so to hear your holy Word that we may truly understand; that, understanding, we may believe and believing, we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience, seeking your honor and glory in all that we do;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

4. Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth. Make us hungry for this heavenly food, that it may nourish us today in ways of eternal life; through Jesus Christ,

the bread of heaven. Amen.

PRAYER HELPS PASTORS UNDERSTAND THEIR ROLE

In Acts 6 we read that the early church leaders found themselves in a dilemma. All kinds of disputes and difficulties were arising that required their attention. Particularly, there was a dispute between the Grecian and Aramaic widows concerning the equitable distribution of the church’s resources.

The apostles’ involvement with administrative responsibilities was becoming detrimental to the spiritual health of the church—a change was needed.

In response to this need, gifted individuals were appointed to assume responsibility over these administrative tasks so that the spiritual leaders of the church might give themselves to two things: prayer and the ministry of the Word.

From my seminary experience in the 1960s and in following the work and role of pastors throughout the seventies and eighties, I’ve discovered that the American church is reliving the experiences of the early church in Jerusalem.

Administrative tasks and congregational expectations are overwhelming pastors to the degree that many, if not most, pastors have little time for study of the Word and prayer (the average time spent in prayer by pastors across the United States, as pointed out in “Keys to a Praying Church,” is about eighteen minutes a day).

—Alvin J. Vander Griend, The Praying Church Sourcebook (CRC Publications, 1990, 1997), p. 29

Источник: https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-1999/shedding-light-prayer-illumination

Study 6 THE PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION — Words of Life Ministries

Prayer For Scriptural Illumination

GREAT PRAYERS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by Francis Dixon

Scripture Reference: Psalm 119: 18

In this study we are to examine this prayer of David: ““Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

”” Our object will be to see exactly what it tells us and then to suggest ways in which we should pray this prayer, for it is a prayer which should arise from our hearts every time we read God’’s Word.

If we consider Psalm 119:18 carefully we shall see that this one petition embodies five truths. First of all we learn that:-

  1. (1) The Bible is a unique book. In this section of the psalm it is described as “”your word”” (verse 17); ““your law”” (verse 18); ““your commands”” (verse 19); ““your laws”” (verse 20); “”your statutes”” (verses 22 and 24); ““your decrees”” (verse 23), and the emphasis in each case is upon the word ‘‘your’’. The Bible is unique because it is God’’s Book; He is the Author. David’’s Bible was much smaller than ours, but now we have in the completed canon of Scripture 66 books, all of which are unique as they are inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
  2. (2) The Bible contains wonderful things. David says this in his prayer, and when we think of the scope of the Bible’’s contents –- its histories, types, poetry, doctrines and its prophecies –- we at once begin to realise how wonderful it is. It tells us about God, man, sin, death, heaven, hell and eternity, and above all about the amazing salvation that is in the Lord Jesus Christ –- look up 2 Timothy 3:15.
  3. (3) Before we can see the wonderful things our eyes must be opened. It was this that David prayed for –- that he might “”see”” these things hidden in God’’s Word. We are just the two who were walking on the Emmaus road (Luke 24:13-35). As we pray the prayer of Psalm 119:18 the Lord Himself comes near, revealing Himself to us and opening our eyes, so that our hearts burn within us and we hold fast to His statutes (verses 31-35). Compare 1 Corinthians 2:14.
  4. (4) Only God can open our eyes to see the wonderful things in His Word. What we need is spiritual illumination, that given to Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13-18; compare Matthew 11:25 and Psalm 16:11).
  5. (5) To gain this illumination we must pray David’’s prayer every time we come to God’’s Word.

How should we pray? What things should we pray to see? There are three ways in which we, as individuals, should pray.

1. ““Open my eyes that I may…”…” see myself and the sinfulness of sin.

We should begin here when we pray, for we were born in sin (Psalm 51:5); we have committed sin (Isaiah 53:6); and we only ever see ourselves and our sin as we look into God’’s Word and He opens our eyes! In these days we are inclined to think that because of the progress man has made in so many areas, that our hearts are not so bad after all. Scripture teaches us the sinfulness of the human heart –- Genesis 6:5; Isaiah 1:5-6; Isaiah 64:6-7; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:19; Ephesians 2:1-3. Now read about Lot’’s backsliding (Genesis 19:1-38), Achan’’s deceitfulness (Joshua 7:19-23), David’’s impurity (2 Samuel 11:1-27), Peter’’s denial (Luke 22:54-62) and Diotrephes’’ pride (3 John 9). Are we any better by nature? When God shows us ourselves the revelation is very humbling. It was for Job (Job 40:4); for Isaiah (Isaiah 6:5); for the bride (Song of Songs 1:5-6); for David (Psalm 22:6); for Peter (Luke 5:8); for the Prodigal (Luke 15:21); and for Paul (Romans 7:14).

2. ““Open my eyes that I may…”…” see the love of God and His mercy and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We know the story of the grace of God so well, which is declared in John 3:16.

How all-embracing is the love of God! Read again Luke 15:11-24 and revel in verses 20-24! The great proof of God’’s love is seen at Calvary, and when my eyes are opened to see the Lord Jesus dying there for me I cry out, “”the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”” (Galatians 2:20), and humbly say, ““My Lord and my God!”” (John 20:28). Have you had this view of Christ crucified for you and Christ raised and exalted as your Saviour at the right hand of God? Read Philippians 2:5-11 and say to yourself, ‘‘All this was for me!’’

3. ““Open my eyes that I may…”…” see the kind of Christian God wants me to be.

Do you ever read your Bible with this prayer on your lips and in your heart? If you do and if you read Psalm 1:1-3 you will see at once the kind of Christian God wants you to be. You will see this in Romans 6:12-14, Romans 8:37-39, Ephesians 4:31-32 and 2 Timothy 4:18.

God wants every one of His children to be victorious in Christian living and fruitful in Christian service, and He has made every provision for us to live for Him and to serve Him in this way.

The Lord Jesus has died and risen again to give us His own victorious life, and this life is imparted to us in the Person of the Holy Spirit.

These, then, are the three special prayers that we should always pray when we take up our Bible to read it. Many other things will be revealed to us as well –- so let us pray this prayer and cultivate the habit of doing this often, remembering that the Holy Spirit is with us and in us, waiting to answer our prayer and to give the illumination we need.

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The Luminous Mysteries: A Scriptural Version

Prayer For Scriptural Illumination

Our Father, who artin heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the desertof Judea and saying “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt. 3:1-2)

Hail Mary, full ofgrace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the regionaround the Jordan went out to him.  They were baptized byhim in the Jordan, confessing their sins. (Matt. 3:5-6)

HAIL MARY

“I indeed baptize you with water for repentance.” But he whois coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear.”(Matt. 3:11)

HAIL MARY

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matt. 3:11)

HAIL MARY

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John, at the Jordan, to bebaptized by him. (Matt. 3:13)

HAIL MARY

But John would have hindered him, saying, “I need to bebaptized by you, and you come to me?” (Matt. 3:14)

HAIL MARY

But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, forthis is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then heallowed him. (Matt.3:15)

HAIL MARY

Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from thewater: and behold, the heavens were opened to him. (Matt. 3:16)

HAIL MARY

He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming onhim.  (Matt. 3:16)

HAIL MARY

A voice the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son,with whom I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE SECOND LUMINOUS MYSTERY: THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA

Our Father, who artin heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee.Jesus’ mother was there (John 2:1)

Hail Mary, full ofgrace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage. When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “Theyhave no wine.” (John 2:2-3)

HAIL MARY

Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do withyou and me? My hour has not yet come.” (John 2:4)

HAIL MARY

His mother said to the attendants, “Do whatever he tells you.”(John 2:5)

HAIL MARY

Now six stone water-jars were placed there, after the Jewishmanner of purification [each holding two or three measures (20-30 gallons)] (John2:6)

HAIL MARY

Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filledthem to the brim. (John 2:7)

HAIL MARY

And Jesus said to them, “Now draw from it, and carry it tothe chief steward of the feast.” And they took it to him. (John 2:8)

HAIL MARY

Then, when the chief steward had tasted the water made intowine, since he did not know where it was from, for only the servants who haddrawn the water knew, the chief steward called the bridegroom. (John 2:9)

HAIL MARY

And He said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first,and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. But You havekept the good wine until now!” (John 2:10)

HAIL MARY

This was the beginning of the signs that Jesus accomplishedin Cana of Galilee, and it manifested his glory, and his disciples believed inhim. (John 2:11)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE THIRD LUMINOUS MYSTERY:
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM

Our Father, who artin heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Gospel of the kingdomof God, and saying «The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Mark1:14-15)

Hail Mary, full ofgrace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

“Unless a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannotenter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5)

HAIL MARY

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdomof heaven” (Matt 5:3)

HAIL MARY

 “Blessed are they whosuffer persecution for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom ofheaven.” (Matt 5:10)

HAIL MARY

“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Scribes andPharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:20)

HAIL MARY

 “The Kingdom ofHeaven is a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he finds a singlepearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matt 13:45-46)

HAIL MARY

“Amen I say to you, unless you turn and become littlechildren you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3)

HAIL MARY

“Children, how hard it is for those that trust in riches toenter the kingdom of God!”  (Mark 10:24)

HAIL MARY

“I must proclaim the kingdom of God, for this is why I havebeen sent” (Luke 4:43)

HAIL MARY

“My kingdom is not ofthis world.” (John 18:36)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FOURTH LUMINOUS MYSTERY: THE TRANSIFGURATION

Our Father, who artin heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John and led them upa high mountain by themselves and was transfigured before them (Matt 17:1)

Hail Mary, full ofgrace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And his face shone as the sun and his garments became whiteas snow. (Matt 17:2)

HAIL MARY

And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talkingtogether with him. (Matt 17:3)

HAIL MARY

Now Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep. But whenthey were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were standingwith him. (Luke 9:32)

HAIL MARY

Then Peter addressed Jesus saying “Lord it is good for us tobe here. Let us set up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one forElijah” (Matt 17:4)

HAIL MARY

As he was still speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowedthem. (Matt 17:5)

HAIL MARY

And behold a voice the cloud said “This is my belovedSon, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.” (Matt 17:5)

HAIL MARY

And on hearing it the disciples fell on their faces and wereexceedingly afraid. (Matt 17:6)

HAIL MARY

And Jesus came near and touched them and said to them,“Arise, and do not be afraid.” (Matt 17:7)

HAIL MARY

And suddenly looking round, they no longer saw anyone withthem but only Jesus. (Mark 9:8)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FIFTH LUMINOUS MYSTERY:
THE INTRODUCTION
OF THE EUCHARIST

Our Father, who artin heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earthas it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us ourtrespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Jesus said “I am the bread of life”. (John 6:35)

Hail Mary, full ofgrace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is thefruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

“He who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes inme shall never thirst.”  (John 6:35)

HAIL MARY

“He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has lifeeverlasting and I shall raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:54)

HAIL MARY

“For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed”(John 6:56)

HAIL MARY

And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessedand broke it, and gave it to his disciples and said (Matt 26:26)

HAIL MARY

“This is my body which is being given for you; do this inremembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)

HAIL MARY

And taking a cup, he gave thanks and gave it to them, saying(Matt 26:27)

HAIL MARY

“This is my blood of the new covenant which shall be shedfor many.”  (Mark 14:24)

HAIL MARY

“Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1Cor 11:25)

HAIL MARY

For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the cup,you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he comes. (1 Cor 11:26)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

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.

V. Pray for us oh holy mother of God. (This line is read by one person when the Hail Holy Queenis being recited in a group setting.)

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

(This line is the response given by the group.)

«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 upon these 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.”

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