The Luminous Mysteries

The Baptism of Jesus

VIRTUE: PREPARING OUR HEART FOR JESUS

OUR FATHER…

1. John the Baptist made a gift of himself by helping people prepare their hearts for Jesus. HAIL MARY… 

2. John baptized people in the Jordan River and encouraged them to be sorry for their sins. HAIL MARY…

3. Even though Jesus never sinned, He allowed Himself to be baptized to show us that we should all be baptized. HAIL MARY…

4. When John poured water over Jesus’ head, the Holy Spirit came upon Him in the form of a dove and a voice was heard from above. HAIL MARY…

5. God the Father said: “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.” HAIL MARY…

6. When each of us was baptized, the Holy Spirit came into our heart. HAIL MARY…

7. When each of us was baptized, we became a member of God’s family. HAIL MARY…

8. We are beloved sons and daughters of God. HAIL MARY…

9. God, our loving Father, thank you for blessing us with the Holy Spirit. HAIL MARY…

10. God, our loving Father, please help us to be sorry for our sins and to be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. HAIL MARY…

GLORY BE, FATIMA PRAYER (OH MY JESUS)…

The Wedding Feast at Cana

VIRTUE: LOVING GOD’S PLAN FOR OUR LIVES

OUR FATHER…

1. One day, Jesus and Mary went to a wedding feast in a town called Cana. HAIL MARY…

2. Mary made sure to let Jesus know that the bride and groom had no more wine for their wedding feast. HAIL MARY…

3. The people were amazed when Jesus turned water into wine. HAIL MARY…

4. Turning the water into wine was Jesus’ first miracle. HAIL MARY…

5. Jesus’ miracle at the wedding is God’s way of showing us that marriage is important. HAIL MARY…

6. When a man and woman get married, they promise to treat each other as gifts and help each other get to Heaven. HAIL MARY…

7. With His grace, God helps a husband and a wife to love each other. HAIL MARY…

8. God has a loving plan for each of us that He will reveal to us in our hearts. HAIL MARY…

9. God, our loving Father, thank you for the gift of marriage. HAIL MARY…

10. God, our loving Father, please help us to recognize your voice speaking in our hearts. HAIL MARY…

GLORY BE, FATIMA PRAYER (OH MY JESUS)…

The Proclamation of the Kingdom

VIRTUE: DESIRE TO BE LIKE JESUS

OUR FATHER…

1. Jesus traveled from town to town telling people about God. HAIL MARY…

2. One day, Jesus climbed to the top of a hill and told the people how to live a good and happy life. HAIL MARY…

3. Jesus said that living a good life here on earth prepares us to live with God forever in Heaven. HAIL MARY…

4. God places good desires in our hearts. HAIL MARY…

5. Jesus helps us to make good choices and to do the right thing. HAIL MARY…

6. Jesus teaches us how to act through His words and example. HAIL MARY…

7. Jesus shows us how to make a gift of ourselves to others. HAIL MARY…

8. Doing the right thing brings true and lasting happiness. HAIL MARY…

9. God, our loving Father, thank you for creating us to be happy with you in Heaven forever. HAIL MARY…

10. God, our loving Father, please help us to want to be more like Jesus. HAIL MARY…

GLORY BE, FATIMA PRAYER (OH MY JESUS)…

The Transfiguration

VIRTUE: DESIRE FOR A GLORIFIED BODY AND SOUL

OUR FATHER…

1. One day, Jesus took Peter, James, and John up on a mountain to pray. HAIL MARY…

2. On the mountain, Jesus was suddenly transfigured. HAIL MARY…

3. Jesus’ face glowed like the sun and His clothes became dazzling white. HAIL MARY…

4. The apostles were frightened to see this change, but Jesus comforted them and told them not to be afraid. HAIL MARY…

5. Jesus was showing the apostles how His body would look in Heaven. HAIL MARY…

6. Jesus was preparing the apostles for Heaven by showing them what their bodies would be like when they got there. HAIL MARY…

7. God will give a glorified body and soul to everyone who follows Jesus to Heaven. HAIL MARY…

8. By acting like Jesus and obeying Him, we make ourselves more ready for Heaven. HAIL MARY…

9. Lord Jesus, thank you for showing us how beautiful Heaven will be. HAIL MARY…

10. God, our loving Father, please help us to see your glory and to be filled with hope for Heaven. HAIL MARY…

GLORY BE, FATIMA PRAYER (OH MY JESUS)…

The Institution of the Eucharist

VIRTUE: LOVE FOR JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST

OUR FATHER…

1. On the night before Jesus was crucified, He shared one last meal with His apostles. HAIL MARY…

2. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body.” HAIL MARY…

3. Then, Jesus took wine and said, “This is my blood.” HAIL MARY…

4. During the Last Supper, Jesus gave Himself to us in the Eucharist for the first time. HAIL MARY…

5. The Eucharist is the greatest gift on earth. HAIL MARY…

6. Jesus offers the gift of Himself to us in the Eucharist every time we celebrate Mass. HAIL MARY…

7. Jesus wants us to receive the Eucharist with a joyful and grateful heart. HAIL MARY…

8. When we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, He gives us the grace to be more like Him and love God and others more. HAIL MARY…

9. Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us yourself through the gifts of the Mass and the Eucharist. HAIL MARY…

10. God, our loving Father, please help us to love Jesus in the Eucharist and welcome Him into our hearts when we receive Him. HAIL MARY…

GLORY BE, FATIMA PRAYER (OH MY JESUS)…


These reflections are from On a Mission to Love: Rosary Meditations for Children and Families ©2018

Artwork by Bradi Barth. Used with permission from “Herbronnen vzw“, the sole owner of the copyright for the paintings of Bradi Barth. Not to be reproduced.

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