Scriptural Rosary – Luminous 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 Luminous Mystery – The Baptism in the Jordan

Our Father

1.    [John the Baptist] said, / “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, / ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ / as the prophet Isaiah said.” (Jn 1:23) Hail Mary
2.    And [John] preached, saying, / “After me comes he who is mightier than I, / the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.” (Mk 1:7) Hail Mary
3.    “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me . . . will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” (Mt 3:11) Hail Mary
4.    [John] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, / “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn 1:29) Hail Mary
5.    Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, / to be baptized by him. (Mt 3:13) Hail Mary
6.    John would have prevented him, saying, / “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” (Mt 3:14) Hail Mary
7.    But Jesus answered him, / “Let it be so now, / for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” / Then [John] consented. (Mt 3:15) Hail Mary
8.    And when Jesus was baptized, / he went up immediately from the water, / and behold, the heavens were opened, / and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove / and alighting on him. (Mt 3:16)  Hail Mary
9.    And behold, / a voice from heaven, saying, / “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Mt 3:17) Hail Mary
10.    The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan. (Mk 1:12-13)  Hail Mary

Glory be to the Father ~
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 Luminous Mystery – The wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested himself
Our Father

1.    There was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, / and the mother of Jesus was there. (Jn 2:1)  Hail Mary
2.    When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, / “They have no wine.” (Jn 2:3)  Hail Mary
3.    And Jesus said to her, / “O woman, what have you to do with me? / My hour has not yet come.” (Jn 2:4)  Hail Mary
4.    His mother said to the servers, / “Do whatever he tells you.” (Jn 2:5) Hail Mary
5.    Now six stone jars were standing there, / for the Jewish rites of purification, / each holding twenty or thirty gallons. (Jn 2:6) Hail Mary
6.    Jesus said to them, / “Fill the jars with water.” / And they filled them to the brim. (Jn 2:7) Hail Mary
7.    He said to them, / “Now draw some out, / and take it to the steward of the feast.” (Jn 2:8) Hail Mary
8.    When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, / and did not know where it came from, / . . .  the steward of the feast called the bridegroom. (Jn 2:9) Hail Mary
9.    And [the steward of the feast] said to [the bridegroom], / “Every man serves the good wine first; / and when men have drunk freely, / then the poor wine; / but you have kept the good wine until now.” (Jn 2:10) Hail Mary
10.    This, the first of his signs, / Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, /  and manifested his glory, /  and his disciples believed in him. (Jn 2:11) Hail Mary

Glory be to the Father ~
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 Luminous Mystery – The Proclamation of the Kingdom
Our Father

1.    Now after John was arrested, / Jesus came into Galilee, / preaching the gospel of God (Mk 1:14) Hail Mary
2.    In him was life, / and the life was the light of men. / The light shines in the darkness, / and the darkness has not overcome it. (Jn 1:4-5) Hail Mary
3.    [Jesus said], “The time is fulfilled, / and the kingdom of God is at hand; / repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15) Hail Mary
4.    And many were gathered together, / so that there was no longer room for them . . . and he was preaching the word to them. (Mk 2:2) Hail Mary
5.    And when they could not get near [Jesus] because of the crowd, / they removed the roof above him; / and when they had made an opening, / they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. (Mk 2:4) Hail Mary
6.    “Which is easier, / to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ / or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your pallet and walk?'” (Mk 2:9) Hail Mary
7.    “But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” / — he said to the paralytic — / “I say to you, rise, take up your pallet and go home.” (Mk 2:10-11) Hail Mary
8.    And [Jesus] called to him his twelve disciples / and gave them authority over unclean spirits, / to cast them out, / and to heal every disease and every infirmity. (Mt 10:1) Hail Mary
9.    These Twelve Jesus sent out charging them  . . . to preach . . .  / “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (cf. Mt 10:5 & 7) Hail Mary
10.    And when [Jesus] had said this, / he breathed on them and said to them, / “Receive the Holy Spirit. / If you forgive the sins of any, / they are forgiven; / if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (Jn 20:22-23) Hail Mary

Glory be to the Father ~
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 Luminous Mystery – The Transfiguration of our Lord
Our Father

1.    Now about eight days after these saying / [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James, / and went up on the mountain to pray. (Lk 9:28) Hail Mary
2.    And [Jesus] was transfigured before them, / and his face shone like the sun, / and his garments became white as light (Mt 17:2)  Hail Mary
3.    And behold, / there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, / talking with him (Mt 17:3) Hail Mary
4.    [Moses and Elijah] . . . spoke of [Jesus’] exodus / that he was to accomplish in Jerusalem. (Lk 9:31) Hail Mary
5.    And Peter said to Jesus, /  “Lord, it is well that we are here; / if you wish, I will make three booths here, / one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (Mt 17:4) Hail Mary
6.    As [Peter] said this, / a cloud came and overshadowed them; / and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. (Lk 9:34) Hail Mary
7.    And a voice came out of the cloud, / “This is my Son, my Chosen; / listen to him!” (Lk 9:35) Hail Mary
8.    And suddenly looking around / they no longer saw any one with them but Jesus only. (Mk 9:8) Hail Mary
9.    And as they were coming down the mountain, / [Jesus] charged them to tell no one what they had seen, / until the Son of man should have risen from the dead. (Mk 9:9) Hail Mary
10.    So they kept the matter to themselves, / questioning what the rising from the dead meant. (Mk 9:10) Hail Mary

Glory be to the Father ~
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 Luminous Mystery – The Last Supper, when our Lord gave us the Eucharist
Our Father

1.    Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, / the disciples came to Jesus, saying, / “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” (Mt 26:17) Hail Mary
2.    [Jesus] said, / “Go into the city to a such a one, and say to him, / ‘The Teacher says, My  time is at hand; / I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'” (Mt 26:18) Hail Mary
3.    And when the hour came, / he sat at table, and the apostles with him. / And he said to them, / “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” (Lk 22:14-15) Hail Mary
4.    And as they were eating, he said, / “Truly, I say to you, / one of you will betray me.” (Mt 26:21) Hail Mary
5.    Judas, who betrayed him, said, / “Is it I, Master?” (Mt 26:25) Hail Mary
6.    Now as they were eating, / Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, / and gave it to the disciples and said, / “Take, eat; / this is my body.” (Mt 26:26) Hail Mary
7.    And he took a chalice, / and when he had given thanks / he gave it to them, saying, /  “Drink of it, all of you; / for this is my blood of the covenant, / which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mt 26:27-28) Hail Mary
8.    For as often as you eat this bread and drink the chalice, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Cor 11:26) Hail Mary
9.    “I am the living bread which comes down from heaven; / if any one eats of this bread, / he will live forever; / and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world / is my flesh.” (Jn 6:51) Hail Mary
10.    “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, / and I will raise him at the last day.” (Jn 6:54) Hail Mary

Glory be to The Father~
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.)