Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rosary for Vocations




A rosary for vocations from the Hawaii Catholic Herald


The diocesan Director for Vocations, Father Peter Dumag, has distributed a “Rosary for Vocations,” a series of vocation-themed meditations on the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the rosary. They are based on “Private Prayers of John Paul II, A Life in Prayer”




The Joyful Mysteries

THE VOCATION OF MARY

The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)

Mary’s “yes” was above all an act of generosity, not only toward God but also toward men and women.

Let us pray: that children and young people may be attentive and generous to God’s calls.

The Visitation (Luke 1:39-45)

Mary’s gesture of putting herself “at the service of” Elizabeth was the result of her “yes” to God.

Let us pray: that the testimony of the permanent deacons and the consecrated in the secular institutes may be fruitful.

The Nativity (Luke 2:1-7)

God became man so that man might become like God. He is our brother in joy and sorrow.

Let us pray: for all those who offer their lives to share the lives of the poorest.

The Presentation in the temple (Luke 2:22-35)

Parents who offer a child to God do not lose him, except to find him again transformed and enriched by grace.

Let us pray: that Christian families may be generous and open to every vocation.

The Finding (Luke 2: 41-52)

The plans of the Lord are at times difficult to undertake; they require acceptance, faith and humility.

Let us pray: for the seminarians who are preparing for consecration.



The Sorrowful Mysteries

THE VOCATION OF JESUS

The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22: 40-44)

Even at the time of our hardest trials, the Father waits and supports our “yes” to his will.

Let us pray: that the Father may give the gift of perseverance to those who have consecrated themselves to him entirely.

The Scourging (Mark 15:11-15)

Faithfulness to our vocation is needed to overcome other’s lack of understanding and their attempts to discourage us.

Let us pray: for those who suffer persecution because of the Gospel.

The Crown of Thorns (Mark 15:17-20)

Sometimes suffering becomes part of our life as a true vocation.

Let us pray: that the sick will unite their suffering to the Redeeming Passion of Christ.

The Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32)

Often, the circumstances of life are a call from God to share the journey of our brothers and sisters.

Let us pray: that every Christian may feel responsible to join Christ in his mission for the salvation of the world.

Crucifixion and Death (John 19:28-30)

If someone wants to follow Christ, he must renounce himself and take up the cross.

Let us pray: that men and women religious and those who live a contemplative life will adhere fully to their consecration.



The Glorious Mysteries

THE VOCATION OF THE CHURCH

The Resurrection (Mark 16:9-14)

Today, as he was yesterday and always will be, he is the Risen One, the God of life and joy, to we whom are called.

Let us pray: that Christian spouses may live God’s love and be open to the gift of life.

The Ascension (Mark 16:15-19)

God desires our help to construct a world according to the Gospel.

Let us pray: that the priests in the church may be numerous and holy.

The Pentecost (Acts 1:14, 2:2-4)

The Holy Spirit in us is the strength and courage to defend and spread the message of the Gospel.

Let us pray: that, through the testimony of missionaries, the missionary zeal of the church may be constantly renewed.

The Assumption of Mary (Apocalypse 12:1)

Our earthly life, lived in faith, is destined for the glory of Heaven.

Let us pray: that those who are disappointed by life may find Christian hope.

The Crowning of Mary (Luke 1:30-33)

Even today Mary intercedes for our bewildered world and for the urgent need of the church.

Let us pray: that the Kingdom of God may be fulfilled.


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1 comment:

Santiago Chiva de Agustín said...

Hello. Do you know why the young people pray the holy rosary?
See it: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=YxjjyXhO9EA
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