Sunday, 3 August 2014

Divine Will: Prayers at the Beginning of the Holy Rosary



Here is one particular way that you may like to commence your Holy Rosary. It is a devotional means of praying one’s Rosary in the Divine Will by invoking the Holy Trinity and by uniting with the Single Fiat of God, along with the Three Fiat’s of Creation, Redemption and Sanctification. The following method is most suitable for melancholic and/or intuitive types, although non-melancholic and/or sensing types may draw benefit from this method also. Often we rush or skip the beginning of the Rosary as if it were merely something to pass quickly over so that we might begin our meditations. Yet Our Lady gave to us the Rosary the way it is and so it would be foolish to forgo sections without any reasonable cause. If one attempts the following method (and even if one does not) it is most suitable to pray relatively slowly and at a fluid pace with brief pauses of silence in-between prayers. I encourage you to give the following method a go, for although it may not befit you, it might indeed be suitable for you whilst being a means of enriching your praying of the Holy Rosary. It is a method drawn and inspired from St. Louis Marie De Montfort, the Servant of God Luisa Picarretta, St. John of the Cross, St. Maria Faustina, Br. Gilbert of the Divine Presence, Roy Schoeman (who alleged in a vision of our Lady that to be called Daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son and Spouse of the Spirit were Her favourite titles), and the Holy Spirit Himself, He who is responsible for any value found in anything.

 
1.      Prayer before the Rosary

Come O Supreme Will and pray in our praying; as we pray this Rosary -united to every Rosary that has ever been, is, and will be prayed- on behalf of Adam to the last man. Amen.


2.      Intentions for the Rosary

For the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary especially… (name intentions)

3.      Apostles Creed (cross)


4.      Our Father… (large bead)


5.      First Hail Mary (small bead)

Before Hail Mary:       Eternal Father, with the lips of Thy Beloved Daughter we kiss Thee and Thy Fiat of Creation.

After Hail Mary:         For the grace of peace and purity of heart, come O Water of Wisdom.

Unspoken and implied intentions:
·         Increase in Faith
·         Fidelity to Poverty
·         Surrendering of one’s intellect to God’s Wisdom
·         One fuses oneself with every work of creation: i.e. every flower, tree, bird, fish and cloud etc. giving thanks and praise to God on behalf of every created thing (being the voice of creation)..

6.      Second Hail Mary (small bead)

Before Hail Mary:       Eternal Son, with the lips of Thy Beloved Mother we kiss Thee and Thy Fiat of Redemption.

After Hail Mary:         For the grace of Divine Intimacy, come O Blood of Mercy.

Unspoken and implied intentions:
·         Increase in Hope
·         Fidelity to Chastity
·         Surrendering of one’s memory to God’s Mercy
·         One fuses oneself with every work of redemption: i.e. every event of Jesus' life; every intention and desire held by Jesus; every drop of Blood etc.

7.      Third Hail Mary (small bead)

Before Hail Mary:       Holy Spirit, with the lips of Thy Beloved Spouse we kiss Thee and Thy Fiat of Sanctification.

After Hail Mary:         For the grace of Living in Divine Will, come O Fire of Love.

Unspoken and implied intentions:
·         Increase in Love
·         Fidelity to Obedience
·         Surrendering of one’s will to God’s Will
·         One fuses oneself with every work of sanctification: i.e. every prayer ever prayed; every Mass; every Holy Hour; every Communion and grace recieved; every act performed in the Divine Will etc.


8.      Glory be… (large bead)

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all the trust of Mary into Thee; save all souls, purify and humble all hearts, so that all creation may abide in the Will of our Father. Amen.

Except for this first ‘Glory be’ I pray the usual Fatima prayer and the invocation to St. Joseph at the end of each ‘Glory be’.


9.      Meditation of the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary…

This is merely one means of praying at the beginning of the Holy Rosary, there are many varied ways people may feel inclined or called to do so. Perhaps this method does not suit you and that is more than fine. Some might find this a useful means of integrating a Divine Will spirituality into a devotion par excellence: the Holy Rosary.