Sunday, 6 April 2014

Meditation on the Luminous Mysteries

Prayer before the Rosary:

Let us unite with Jesus through our most Sweet Mother in the Luminous Mysteries; as we pray, repair and unite with our Luminous Lord and Mother on behalf of ourselves and all souls, from Adam to the last man.

1.     The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River

"The Spirit descended like a dove on Him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; and with You I am well pleased." Mark 1:10

O Glorious Saviour, in order to restore us to a rightful relationship with Your Father, You humbled Yourself to receive baptism from the hands of John the Baptist. “He must increase, but I must decrease” spoke John; for he knew who You were. I too know who You are o Lord; yet I ask that in all humility, ‘would You immerse Yourself in the river of my will, so that sanctified it may be one with the River of Your Will? For it is then that making Your ears my own, I too shall hear the Voice of the Father within: “‘You are my Son, the Beloved; and with You I am well pleased.”

And with the voice of Mary let us pray: "Open my heart to Your Spirit o Lord."

2. The Wedding at Cana

"Jesus changed water into wine, the first of His signs, and revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him." John 2:11

Our Lady the Virgin Mary, noticing that the hosts had begun to run out of wine, spoke to the servants in all discreetness and love: “Go, do whatever He tells you.” And You o Lord, despite your complaint that Your hour had not yet come, are swayed by the irresistible charm of Your Mother’s voice; and thus You say to the servants: “‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim”; and then instructing them You say: “‘now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.” And by the time the steward tasted the water it had turned into wine. Then the steward calling the bridegroom said: “‘Every man serves the good wine first…then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.’” O we beg You o Lord, work this miracle in all souls, by transforming the water of our humanity into the finest wine of Your Divinity.

And with the voice of Mary let us pray: "Make us drunk on the wine of Your Love o Lord."

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom & the Call to Repentance

“‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:15

Preaching the message of repentance, You call all people to enter into the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Peace, Justice and Joy. By casting out devils You make it known that the kingdom of God is at hand, and that the reign of Satan has ended. We ask that You invest our every word, thought, prayer and action with Your Power o Word; so that all that we are and do proclaim in ceaseless acclamation: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

And with the voice of Mary let us pray: "Give us a profound trust in You o Lord."

4. The Transfiguration of Christ on Mt. Tabor

"He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became dazzling white." Matthew 17:2

As Moses representing the Law, and Elijah representing the prophets, spoke with You O Lord, about how the Messiah must suffer and die; You manifested Your Glory to Peter, James and John. Transfigured, Your countenance blazed with the Glory of Your Divinity; shining more brilliantly than the sun. We ask that You would ‘expand in us O Divine Sun, until Thou burst forth with the all consuming gasp of Thy flame!’ And taking this Fire of Divine Love, we set ablaze all hearts with a desperate desire to be one with You for ever.

And with the voice of Mary let us pray: "Come, manifest Your Glory o Lord!"

4. The Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper

"He took the bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19

As You raise the Pearl of Great Price in Your hands; a raging river of light gushes forth throughout all space, time and eternity. Uniting with the Apostles in the act of Adoration, we ask to be clothed in this light, so that we may blind You o God, with Your very own Love, and Your very own Glory. O send forth Your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Perpetual Adoration, so that all may come to feast upon this Celestial Bread of the Father’s Will. And now with Mary our Mother we make flight so as to receive You in every reception of Holy Communion ever made. And finally, falling prostrate before You, we adore You present in every Host throughout the ages; so as to make reparation for all those who ignore and reject You in this Host of Love.

And with the voice of Mary let us pray: "We praise and adore You o Lord!"

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