Every Monday, my Rosary group prays these mysteries for our kids and all the kids, who go to our school and belong to our parish community. It is a blessing to gather in prayer with other faith-filled women to invite God’s blessing on our community. Please feel free to pray these meditations for your kids and school or with your rosary group as well.
First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation Angel Gabriel tells Mary she will conceive the child Jesus
Mary, when the angel asked you to be God’s mother, you said yes without hesitating, even though your yes came at great personal risk. As moms, give us the courage to say a joyful yes to God like you did, so we can bring your Son’s perfect love into the world. Surround our kids with angels, bless them with the grace to hear the gentle whispers of God’s guidance, and give them the courage to say Yes to whatever He asks of them, always.
Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation: Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth
Mary, when you were pregnant with Jesus, you rushed to help your cousin, who said “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Blessed is she who trusted that the Lord’s words to her would be fulfilled.” As moms, help us to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts, like you did, so we can bring Christ into the world in whatever way we’re called. Bless our kids with the gift of a deep faith and personal encounter with the Lord, which will strengthen their ability to trust in Your Son always.
The Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus: Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
Mary, you gave birth to Your Perfect Son in a manger, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. As moms, help us to navigate the materialistic world we’re living in, so we can prioritize God’s love above all material comforts, like you did. Grace our kids with a strong sense of God’s presence in their lives and a realization that Love is the greatest treasure on earth. Protect them from superficial mindsets that would lead them away from your Son’s perfect plan for their lives.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation in the Temple: Jesus is brought by His Mother and Father to be blessed in the temple.
Mary, you and Joseph brought Jesus into the temple to be blessed, even though He was the living God. As parents, help us to be humble and respectful of the traditions of the Church, always seeking blessings for our children and never thinking we can raise them without God’s help. Bless our kids with a strong desire to stay active in church as they grow. Help them to experience the value of faith community, so they are drawn to a deep love of the faith, which will stick with them throughout their lives.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery: Finding Jesus in the Temple: Jesus was lost for 3 days in the temple.
Mary, you must have been so relieved to find Your Jesus in the temple seeking God after you thought you’d lost Him. As parents, help us to align our will for our children with God’s will for our children. When they are out of our sight or seem “lost” to us, help us to trust that they’re surrounded by angels and protected by God. Bless our children with the grace to courageously follow Christ, even if it means disappointing their peers or even us, as their parents if our will is not in alignment with Gods.
How have you been impacted by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my prayers.