Scriptural Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

The prayer of the Rosary is divided up into four different sets of Mysteries (each set has 5 Mysteries). A truly powerful way to pray the Rosary, the Scriptural Rosary provides inspiration before every prayer in the Rosary, bringing the Mysteries of the Rosary to true life. Complete instructions for praying the Rosary are available here.

The First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation
Our Father…

1.    In the sixth month / the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, / to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph; / of the house of David; / and the virgin’s name was Mary. (Lk 1:26-27) Hail Mary
2.    And [Gabriel] came to her and said, / “Hail, full of grace, / the Lord is with you!” (Lk 1:28) Hail Mary
3.    But she was greatly troubled at the saying / and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. (Lk 1:29) Hail Mary
4.    And the angel said to her, / “Do not be afraid, Mary, / for you have found favor with God.” (Lk 1:30) Hail Mary
5.    “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, / and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Lk 1:31) Hail Mary
6.    “He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; / and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, / and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; /  and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Lk 1:32-33) Hail Mary
7.    And Mary said to the angel, / “How can this be, / since I have no husband?” (Lk 1:34) Hail Mary
8.    And the angel said to her, / “The Holy Spirit will come upon you / and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”  (Lk 1:35) Hail Mary
9.    “Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, / the Son of God.” (Lk 1:35) Hail Mary
10.    And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; / let it be to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38) 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.
Fatima Prayer ~ (Oh 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 Joyful Mystery – The Visitation
Our Father…

1.    In those days Mary arose / and went with haste into the hill country./ to a city of Judah, / and she entered the house of Zechariah / and greeted Elizabeth. (Lk 1:39-40) Hail Mary
2.    And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, / the child leaped in her womb; / and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Lk 1:41) Hail Mary
3.    And she exclaimed with a loud cry, / “Blessed are you among women, / and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Lk 1:42) Hail Mary
4.    “And blessed is she who believed / that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” (Lk 1:45) Hail Mary
5.    And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, / and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, / for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.” (Lk 1:46-48) Hail Mary
6.    “For behold, / henceforth all generations will call me blessed; / for he who is mighty has done great things for me.” (Lk 1:48-49) Hail Mary
7.    “And holy is his name. / And his mercy is on those who fear him / from generation to generation.” (Lk 1:49-50) Hail Mary
8.    “He has shown strength with his arm, / he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (Lk 1:51) Hail Mary
9.    “He has put down the mighty from their thrones, / and exalted those of low degree.” (Lk 1:52) Hail Mary
10.    “ He has filled the hungry with good things, / and the rich he has sent empty away.” (Lk 1:53) 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.
Fatima Prayer ~ (Oh 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 Joyful Mystery – The Nativity
Our Father…

1.    And while [Mary and Joseph] were [in Bethlehem] / the time came for her to be delivered. (Lk 2:6) Hail Mary
2.    And she gave birth to her firstborn son / and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. (Lk 2:7) Hail Mary
3.    And [she] laid him in a manger, / because there was no place for them in the inn. (Lk 2:7) Hail Mary
4.    And in that region / there were shepherds out in the field, / keeping watch over their flock by night. / And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, / and the glory of the Lord shone around them, / and they were filled with fear. (Lk 2:8-9) Hail Mary
5.    And the angel said to them, / “Be not afraid; / for behold, I bring you news of a great joy / which will come to all the people.” (Lk 2:10) Hail Mary
6.    “For to you is born this day in the city of David  / a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Lk 2:11) Hail Mary
7.    “Glory to God in the highest, / and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” (Lk 2:14) Hail Mary
8.    And going into the house / [the Wise Men] saw the child with Mary his mother.  (Mt 2:1, 11) Hail Mary
9.    And they fell down and worshipped him. / Then, opening their treasures, / they offered him gifts, / gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Mt 2:11) Hail Mary
10.    But Mary kept all these things / pondering them in her heart. (Lk 2:19) 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.
Fatima Prayer ~ (Oh 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 Joyful Mystery – The Presentation
Our Father…

1.    And when the time came for their purification / according to the law of Moses, / [Mary and Joseph] took [Jesus] up to Jerusalem / to present him to the Lord. (Lk 2:22) Hail Mary
2.    Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. / and this man was righteous and devout, / looking for the consolation of Israel, / and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (Lk 2:25) Hail Mary
3.    And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death/ before  he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Lk 2:26) Hail Mary
4.    And inspired by the Spirit / [Simeon] came into the temple; / and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, / to do for him according to the custom of the law, / he took him up in his arms / and blessed God. (Lk 2:27-28) Hail Mary
5.    “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, / according to your word.” (Lk 2:29) Hail Mary
6.    “For my eyes have seen your salvation / which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples.” (Lk 2:30-31) Hail Mary
7.    “A light for revelation to the Gentiles / and for glory to your people Israel.” (Lk 2:32) Hail Mary
8.    And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, /  “Behold, this child is set for the fall and the rising of many in Israel, / and for a sign that is spoken against.” (Lk 2:34) Hail Mary
9.    “And a sword will pierce through your own soul also, / that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.” (Lk 2:35) Hail Mary
10.    And when they performed everything according to the law of the Lord, / they returned into Galilee, / to their own city, Nazareth. / And the child grew and became strong, /  filled with wisdom; / and the favor of God was upon him. (Lk 2:39-40) 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.
Fatima Prayer ~ (Oh 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 Joyful Mystery – The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Our Father…

1.    Now [Jesus’] parents went to Jerusalem every year / at the feast of the Passover.  And when [Jesus] was twelve years old, / they went up according to custom.  (Lk 2:41-42) Hail Mary
2.    And when the feast was ended, / as they were returning, / the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. / His parents did not know it. (Lk 2:43) Hail Mary
3.    And when they did not find him, / they returned to Jerusalem seeking him. / After three days, / they found him in the temple. (Lk 2:45-46) Hail Mary
4.    [He was] sitting among the teachers, / listening to them, and asking them questions. (Lk 2:46) Hail Mary
5.    And all who heard him were amazed / at his understanding and his answers. (Lk 2:47) Hail Mary
6.    And his mother said to him, / “Son, why have you treated us so? /  Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” (Lk 2:48) Hail Mary
7.    And he said to them, / “How is it that you sought me? / Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Lk 2:49) Hail Mary
8.    And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. (Lk 2:50) Hail Mary
9.    And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, / and was obedient to them. (Lk 2:51) Hail Mary
10.    And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, / and in favor with God and man. (Lk 2:52) 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.
Fatima Prayer ~ (Oh 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.)