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LAST UPDATED: 5.5.2022

 

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

– Matthew 18: 20   

 

Welcome to the “How Can I Pray for You?” mission home. This ever-changing page serves as a resource for us as we grow in prayer as a parish and as individuals.  You will find opportunities for prayer, prayer education, submit prayer intentions, etc. Please visit often!

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries are usually said on Tuesdays and Fridays.  They help us relive the passion and death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  As you navigate through the mysteries, you can meditate on the mental and physical suffering Jesus endured for the world, finally leading up to his crucifixion and death.

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries are:

1. The Agony in the Garden

2. The Scourging at the Pillar

3. The Crowning of Thorns

4. The Carrying of the Cross

5. Crucifixion and Death

 

As we meditate and pray over the sorrowful mysteries, we are moved by the depth of God’s love for us, His children.  God sent us Jesus…to live alongside His people, to teach, to love, and then to suffer and die so that we may enter the kingdom of heaven…His acts of mercy and love on the cross prove that He loves us…no matter what, and that love should give us hope as we repent and improve ourselves to become worthy to enter His eternal kingdom.  If you can add a visual aid to praying the sorrowful mysteries, pray in front of a crucifix or cross.

 

As with other mysteries, each decade has a virtue attached to it.  We are challenged to adopt an attitude open to each virtue as we pray the Rosary.  The virtues are:

1. The Agony in the Garden – Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God

2. The Scourging at the Pillar – Purity, Mortification

3. The Crowning of Thorns – Moral Courage

4. The Carrying of the Cross – Patience

5. Crucifixion and Death – Salvation, Self-Denial

 

When praying the Rosary, we not only recite the prayers orally but we also participate mentally in the lives of Jesus and Mary.  For each decade, before saying the 10 Hail Marys, the title of the decade is named.  Then while reciting the Hail Marys, the worshipper meditates on the happenings of that event.  Each decade marks a special event in the lives of Jesus and Mary.

 

There are numerous internet sites that give meditations and/or reflections on the events of the Joyful Mysteries.  Some of them are as follows:

1. How to Pray the Rosary Every day – This site provides biblical and historical information about the events of the Sorrowful Mysteries.

2. Dynamic Catholic – cites the biblical references of each of the mysteries and gives a reflection on each one

3. rosarycenter.org – “The Sorrowful Mysteries without Distraction” – lists 10 thoughts for each Hail Mary of each decade.  It goes into depth about each event.

4. You should also consider listening to the rosary on Spotify, Apple or wherever you find music/podcasts on your smartphone.

 

Through saying the rosary and meditating on the lives of Jesus and Mary, we have the opportunity to become closer to them through the contemplation of their experiences and their responses to them.

Seton is a parish that prays for each other. We thank you for entrusting us with your intentions and allowing us to join you in prayer. Prayer provided in this form WILL be prayed over by Members of the Evangelization Team, they will be entered into the Prayer Book of Intentions, and prayed for during the prayers of the faithful as well as at Adoration by adorers.

 

Seton is a parish that prays for each other. We thank you for entrusting us with your intentions and allowing us to join you in prayer. Prayer provided in this form WILL be prayed over by Members of the Evangelization Team, they will be entered into the Prayer Book of Intentions, and prayed for during the prayers of the faithful as well as at Adoration by adorers.

 

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