OCTOBER DEVOTION: DAY 31 – “I OPENED THE BIBLE AND I SAW THE HOLY ROSARY” (What does the Bible say about praying the Holy Rosary)?

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DAY 31 PRAYER INTENTION: Today, pray for all those who have died (especially the faithful departed dear to us) marked with the sign of faith and undergoing purification in Purgatory. May Our Lady of the Holy Rosary assist them and intercede for them, and aid them in reaching their ultimate goal – heaven, to the greater glory of God. Amen (Also add your own intention…)

Now, say the 20 decades of the Rosary…

At the end of the 20 decades, say the following Prayers:

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! St. Joseph, pray for us!

Litany of Loreto

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us (Repeat after each invocation)

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,
pray for us (Repeat after each invocation)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of Mercy,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother of Hope,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Solace of Migrants,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most Holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we, your servants, may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sorrow, and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Prayer to Saint Joseph after the Rosary

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.

O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity. Shield each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, die a holy death, and obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

DAY 31 REFLECTION: I OPENED THE BIBLE AND I SAW THE HOLY ROSARY” (What does the Bible say about praying the Holy Rosary)?

According to St. Louis Marie de Montfort, that “the rosary is the summary work of man’s redemption, a means that has reinstated man to his original state”. On this paradigm, we could say that thePinterest | St louis de montfort, Rosary, Praying the rosary rosary is the summary of the New Testament; and a proper recitation of the rosary indicates a perfect way of reading the Bible. How are we to understand this?

Concisely, the rosary is made up of Mental and Vocal prayers. The mental prayers consist of meditating and contemplating on the chief mysteries of our salvation (the birth, mission, suffering, death and the glory of Jesus, and also the important role played by Mary in the salvation history) alongside the recitation of the vocal prayers. The vocal prayers consist of the recitation of the Creed, “The Lord’s Prayer” (Our Father), “Hail Mary” (Angelic greeting), and the Mysteries. In an attempt to understand better, we readily turn to Bible. Below are some explanations.

  1. The “Our Father” (The Lord’s prayer) – is literally biblical: Matt. 6:5-13
  2. The first part “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you” corresponds to the Angel Gabriel’s salutation at the Annunciation (Lk. 1:28). Consequently, the phrase: “Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb (Jesus)” is exactly the expression of Elizabeth, wife of Zachariah, by the influence of the Holy Spirit – we were told, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit immediately she heard Mary’s greetings (Lk. 1:40-42).
  3. The second part of the rosary prayer, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”, might be understood as follows:

(i) “Holy Mary” again corresponds to the biblical passage of the Annunciation “full of grace”.Pin on //Pintura que me gusta\\ Some versions of the Bible indicate “highly favoured daughter”. Now let us turn to the Greek version of the Bible (the original language in which the New Testament Bible was written). In the Greek version of the Bible, we see “KECHARITOMENE” in Luke 1:28. With the knowledge of Biblical Greek, I’ve come to understand that KECHARITOMENE is the PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE of the verb “CHARITOO”. This means “to fill or endow with grace.” Now, sincere biblical scholars would agree with me that “KECHARITOMENE” – a PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE implies that the Blessed Virgin Mary was graced in the past and with continuing effects in the present. Therefore, the grace Mary enjoyed was not a result of the angel’s visit; She had already been in the state of sanctifying grace in the past. As a matter of fact, we Roman Catholics hold that it extends over the whole of her life, from the very moment of her conception onwards (That is how we arrive at the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception). Therefore, she was in a state of sanctifying grace from the first moment of her existence, that is why we call her Holy Mary.

Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Apostolate Center(ii) The expression “Mother of God” refers to the fact that the fruit of her womb (Jesus) is also God (True man and True God {the God-Man} – Theo-anthropos). Hence, Mary did not give birth to a Jesus who is only a man, but gave birth to Jesus, True God, and True Man). Little wonder Elizabeth who was filled with the Holy Spirit added to her expression: “Why should I be honoured with a visit from the MOTHER OF MY LORD” (Lk. 1:43).

(iii) The phrase “Pray for us” can be referred to as the intercessory role of Mary and it can be related to the Wedding Feast at Cana where Mary intercedes with her Son for the couple who ran out of wine. (John 2:5). In other words, Jesus’ first sign was prompted by his mother. Hence, we implore her intercession till the hour of our death because we are sinners.

File:The Holy Trinity.jpg - Wikimedia Commons(iv) Finally, the doxology “Glory be to the Father” makes direct reference to the Trinity; Father, Son and Spirit and the praise due to them. Put differently, the “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit…”; refers to the song the angels sang at the birth of Jesus Christ, “glory to God in the highest…” (cf. Lk. 1:13-14). In the Godhead is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, if the Father is glorified, then the Son and the Holy Spirit are equally glorified because the Three Persons (however distinct) are united and undivided – One God.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY

praying the joyful mysteries of the rosary - Online Discount Shop for Electronics, Apparel, Toys, Books, Games, Computers, Shoes, Jewelry, Watches, Baby Products, Sports & Outdoors, Office Products, Bed & Bath, Furniture,As stated earlier, the rosary is the summary of the childhood, ministry, suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ, and also the important role played by Mary in the salvation history. We have the following mysteries: Joyful, Luminous, sorrowful, and Glorious.

1. JOYFUL MYSTERIES: (i) The Annunciation – Luke 1: 26-38; John 1:14. (ii) The Visitation – Luke 1: 39-56. (iii) The Nativity of Christ – Luke 2: 6-20. (iv) The Presentation of Jesus in the temple – Luke 2: 22-39. (v) The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple – Luke 2: 41-51luminous mysteries history Cheaper Than Retail Price> Buy Clothing, Accessories and lifestyle products for women & men -.

2. LUMINOUS MYSTERIES: (i) The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:11-17; Luke 3:15-22; John 1:22-34. (ii) The manifestation of Jesus at the Wedding Feast at Cana – John 2: 1-12. (iii) The Proclamation of the Kingdom and call to Conversion – Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 5:1-8; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:21. (iv) The Transfiguration of Jesus – Luke 9:28-36; Matthew 17:1-8. (v) The Institution of the Eucharist – Matthew 26:26-28; John 6: 33-59.

(Note: The five Luminous Mysteries, or Mysteries of Light, were introduced in 2002 by Pope John Paul II)

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3. SORROWFUL MYSTERIES: (i) The Agony of Christ in the Garden – Matthew 26: 36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22: 39-46. (ii) The Scourging of Christ at the Pillar – Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1. (iii) The Crowning with Thorns – Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 1: 2-3. (iv) The Carrying of the Cross – Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23: 26-32. (v) The Crucifixion of Christ – Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 19: 17-374.

4. GLORIOUS MYSTERIES: (i) The Resurrection of Christ – Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; LukeBeads of Joy" by RosaryManJim: The Glorious Mysteries 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29. (ii) The Ascension into heaven – Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11 (iii) The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2: 1-41 (iv) The Assumption Revelation 12:1. (v) Coronation of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Revelation 12:1

Mary‘s Assumption and Coronation are implied in Revelation Chapter 12 and in other Biblical references, but neither is directly stated in the Bible. Both events are part of Catholic Tradition. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the Assumption in Sections 966 and 974.

From what we have seen so far, the conclusion is inescapable – the rosary prayer is indeed, the summary of the New Testament. Put differently, it is just like reading the Bible (especially the New Testament) perfectly (7 times).

I've done this for strangers, students, enemies, and friends. I pray for myself. Thank you. I love you and … | Mother mary pictures, Prayers to mary, Blessed motherDear friends in Christ, inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pope St. Pius V instituted the feast of the Holy Rosary as a result of the favour he received for praying the rosary. In other words, it was in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto (on October 7, 1571); a favour granted to him due to the recitation of the Rosary. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for victory. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam. Therefore, this month of October offers us the opportunity to intensify our devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary. Let us endeavour to pray the rosary daily.

 

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Through the intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, may Almighty God bless + you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

👏🏼👏🏼 Great job praying and reflecting on Day 31! May God hear your humble prayers and bless you for participating in this 31-day exercise!!!  👏🏼👏🏼

Shalom!
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Michael Umande
Michael Umande
2 years ago

God bless you too Padre. Journeying with you this month of October was really an enriching experience. Thank you for being part of my October 2021

Augustine
Augustine
2 years ago

Amazing article,and very spiritually uplifting. a share button should be added so we can easily share on our social platforms ,this way we can join in propagating the messages God is preaching through you.thanks

Benjamin Ajai
Benjamin Ajai
1 year ago

Thank you, Father, for inspiring me to partake in this October Devotion.
Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Mary; May God bless you and may He answer our prayers in Jesus name.

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Doris Okoh
Doris Okoh
4 months ago

Amen,!!! Truly inspiring

Ifeyinwa Adegbulugbe
Ifeyinwa Adegbulugbe
4 months ago

Oh, Mother of the Church (Mater Ecclesiae), pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.
I am glad to have taken a closer walk with my Mother Mary

Hwange Thaddeus
Hwange Thaddeus
4 months ago

Good job Padre. I learnt a lot. May God continue to increase your wisdom and understanding in Jesus name Amen. And may our Lady of Holy Rosary continue to intercede for us so that we can achieve our goals (heaven).

Felix Aondoakua ABUL
Felix Aondoakua ABUL
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, pray for us, Amen

Henry
Henry
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary,… Pray for us

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
4 months ago

We thank God for the successful completion of this Novena and may our mother Mary intercedes for us all, Amen.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
4 months ago

Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
4 months ago

Mary Mother of the Holy Rosary pray for us Amen

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
4 months ago

Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
4 months ago

Thank God indeed for seeing yet the ending of this Month of our Holy Mother. May Her Graces adorn us to excel in Jesus Name. Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
4 months ago

Well done ooooooooooooooooo , Padre for all this effort you are put in explanation . Remain bless. Thanks

Ayogu Amoge
Ayogu Amoge
4 months ago

Amen and Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
4 months ago

Amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
4 months ago

As this month during which we honour our Blessed Mother Mary runs to a close, may our lives and living reflect the lessons learned.
Thank You Lord for EVERYTHING.

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
4 months ago

Thank you Jesus. It is really great in participating fully in this years October Devotion. I appreciate this group of prayer and I pray God to give me the grace not to relax but to continue in a more forceful way. Thank you Fr. C.Jay for creating this forum. Pls if you have not joined or still thinking, stop thinking and join the prayer group. It is beneficial. Thank you brother’s and sisters that makes this group lively. God bless us all. Mother Mary, Mother of God, I Immaculate conception. Pray for us

Nwosu Christiana
Nwosu Christiana
4 months ago

Praying for all those who have died (especially the faithful departed dear to us) marked with the sign of faith and undergoing purification in Purgatory. May Our Lady of the Holy Rosary assist them and intercede for them, and aid them in reaching their ultimate goal – heaven, to the greater glory of God. Amen!

Dennis Ukange
Dennis Ukange
4 months ago

With this perfect explanations yet again, one can understand that, reciting the Holy Rosary, is reading the Bible and praying at the same time. If God Himself will honor Mary, then who am I not to honor Her!!! May the Good Lord Continue to Help Us as We keep the Faith amen.

Adaobi Val
Adaobi Val
4 months ago

AMEN. GOD be praised. Thank you, JESUS. Thank you, MOTHER MARY.

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
4 months ago

I thank God who guided me with His grace to gain opportunity to intensify devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary throughout this month of October.

Rachel
Rachel
4 months ago

God bless you Padre for this great opportunity to pray the 20 decades of the Rosary everyday for a whole month!

Without this challenge, we may sometimes feel our busy schedule will not allow us to do this. But in our busy (and non busy schedules), we did it to the glory of God.

Thank you also for the deep teachings of Our Lady, Queen and Mother – Mary. It was a great learning and reminder period of all that I knew in the past but have either forgotten or have not really thought about.
God bless you too Fr.

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
4 months ago

Queen of families, Pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

christiana
christiana
4 months ago

Amen

John Nwaokolo
John Nwaokolo
4 months ago

Oh Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death amen. Thank you so much Padre for enriching our lives with these teachings and exposé in the 31days of Devotion to Mary. May her intercession be ever abundant in your life and the lives of all her devotees through Christ our Lord,amen

Rumeh
Rumeh
4 months ago

Our lady of rosary prayer for us

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
4 months ago

Amen!!!
Thank you so much Fr. God bless and increase you .

Imafidon Juliet
Imafidon Juliet
4 months ago

Amen

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, intercede for the entire family of OCCF, in particular for our spiritual Director Fr Chinaka Justin Mbaeri for more inspiration in his ministry, Amen!

Blessing Thompson #821
Blessing Thompson #821
4 months ago

Amen it is Done

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
4 months ago

Fr pls check the reference in the 3rd sorrowful mystery(today’s reflection) I think there is an error in the ref from Jn.1:2-3. I think it’s Jn.19:2-3.

Theresa Odachi Ikwue
Theresa Odachi Ikwue
4 months ago

Thank you Jesus. May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace Amen. Thanks immensely Fr for the sacrifices you do make for humanity. GOD bless you Fr.

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
4 months ago

It has been a wonderful opportunity to be part of this 20 Decades challenge, October devotion and it has been a total package and a lot of knowledge revealed and I wish I can always have assess to all the piece anytime. . It has never been this good for ma and I am richly blessed to part of it. I thank our Priest, for me he is the greatest and everyone who made this a huge success. Expect my testimonies. May our Lady Queen of Rosary intercede for us to God and may the good Lord bless us answer… Read more »

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
4 months ago

#31 Chinonso Christian Onyegbule concluded my 20 Decades of Rosary for the greater glory of God Amen. Shalom.

Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
4 months ago

I just want to give thanks to God Almighty for giving me the grace to partake and complete this October Devotion and also for helping me understand our Mother Mary better.
I pray for God’s blessings upon Rev. F. C Jay for this OCCF platform.

Thank you Padre.

ISIOMA OKOLO
ISIOMA OKOLO
4 months ago

Amen, Amen and Amen!

Ezeugwu Eucharia
Ezeugwu Eucharia
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. #G63 Done.

Okhakumhe Bruno Sado
Okhakumhe Bruno Sado
4 months ago

Glory be to the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Angela Oluchi
Angela Oluchi
4 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary…Pray for us.

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
4 months ago

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us Amen

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
4 months ago

I OPENED THE BIBLE AND I SAW THE HOLY ROSARY” (What does the Bible say about praying the Holy Rosary)? Thank you Fr for this discussion on the Rosary in the Bible. This is what many Catholics especially the young ones do not understand. We Catholics should teach the praying of the Rosary along with the Biblical References so that we can defend the Rosary any where, any time ,any day with unwavering faith. Thank you Fr for this exposé a nnd God bless you.

Oketola M.O
Oketola M.O
4 months ago

Amen and Amen.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen

Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
4 months ago

Our Lady Of the Holy Rosary, please intercede for the soul of Dr Barr Mrs Ngozi Aniche to rest in our LORD’S bosom and the souls of the faithful departed to rest in peace amen. Also console and Comfort her family members.

Thank you Fr Cjay, may God grant you more wisdom in Jesus name amen.

Phyllis Joseph Nweke
Phyllis Joseph Nweke
4 months ago

Amen thank you Mother Mary

Adamartina
Adamartina
4 months ago

Thank you Lord for your Grace throughout this month of Rosary challenge, may all our petitions my granted through the powerful intercession of our Mother Mary Amen

Jacy Maria Egbeh
Jacy Maria Egbeh
4 months ago

Thank you Jesus, Rosary novena for the month of may ended well with high hopes & expectations while thanking God for favours received during the novena. Thank you God for the gift of our mother Mary to mankind. May I have the grace to continue saying the rosary. Thank you Jesus.

Jacy Maria Egbeh
Jacy Maria Egbeh
4 months ago

October not may

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
4 months ago

What a wonderful journey with Our Lady, thank you fr for today’s reflection. Our Lady of the rosary pray for us

Isioma
Isioma
4 months ago

Thank you Lord

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