Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good Evening out there! We've been blessed with rain today, and the mild temperatures this summer have been great! As a Catholic, we pray the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary on Thursdays.
I'm going to list the five Luminous Mysteries for the Pro-Life Rosary.

The First Luminous Mystery:
Baptism Of Jesus
And when Jesus was baptized,...the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him, and lo, a voice from heaven, saying
 "This is my beloved Son," with whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:16-17)

All are called to become adopted sons and daughters of God through baptism.
We pray that children in the womb may be protected, so that they may be born
and welcomed into the Christian community by baptism.

The Second Luminous Mystery:
Wedding At Cana
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."... Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. (John 2:5-7)

 Let us pray for strong marriages,
rooted in the Lord, and open to the gift of new life.

The Third Luminous Mystery:
Proclaiming The Kingdom
"And preach as you go, saying "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." Heal the sick, raise
the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without pay, give without pay."
(Matthew 10:7-8)

Let us pray that these first words of Jesus' public ministry may be heard by all. May they know that the Lord calls them to conversion, and may they experience life-giving repentance.

The Fourth Luminous Mystery:
And as He was praying, the appearance of His countenance was altered and His raiment
became dazzling white. And a voice came out of the cloud saying, "This is My Son,
My chosen; listen to Him!" (Luke 9:29,35)

May the eyes of all people be transformed, that they may see each and every human life
 as a reflection of the glory of God Himself.

The Fifth Luminous Mystery:
Institution Of The Eucharist
And He took bread, and when He had given thanks He broke it and gave it to them,
saying, "This is My body which is given for you.".......And likewise the cup after supper,
saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."
(Luke 22:19-20)

Let us pray that parents who sacrifice the babies for the sake of themselves may learn
instead to put themselves aside for the sake of their babies.

Praying the Rosary of the Unborn has been a life altering experience for me. I've always been
pro-life, but ever since I began praying the Rosary of the Unborn, my heart has been touched
in way that made me realize just saying I'm pro-life isn't enough.
The scripture from the Wedding at Cana, where Mother Mary says to the servants, "Do
whatever He tells you." I take that to heart, and I know in my heart that He is telling
me to speak up for the unborn.
The scripture from the Transfiguration, God says "This is My Son, My chosen; listen to Him!"
This blog is my way of speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Have a good night. I'll close with a refrain from a song we sing at Mass. Bye for now, Sharla

"Lead me Lord, lead me Lord, by the light of truth, to seek and to find the narrow way.
Be my way, be my truth, be my life my Lord, and lead me Lord today!"