Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
With Consecration to Christ
Slow down for half an hour to spend a little extra time with Jesus. Personal renewal awaits you in prayer and meditation. This episode of Footsteps to Heaven gives it to you. We’ve recorded a Good News Rosary of the Joyful Mysteries. It is, of course, different than all other rosaries. It includes meditations written by Terry Modica to make the Joyful Mysteries very personal for you, and it begins with a Prayer of Consecration to Christ.
We have had an interactive “cyber-rosary” on our website. The blue rosary beads turn gold as you pray on each bead. You’ll find all four sets of mysteries at gnm.org/prayers/pray-the-rosary/start/.
The meditations used in this Rosary are posted below. Or download a PDF of the prayers without the transcript (scroll to the bottom of the first Joyful Mystery). Want more? Download a rosary booklet published by Catholic Digital Resources.
Download this podcast to listen to it anywhere and pray the Joyful Mysteries while driving or anytime you want a “companion” to pray the Rosary with.
The First Joyful Mystery
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I ask for the grace to hear You calling me. Help me to say “yes” to whatever it is You have gifted me for, because You have chosen me to be Your partner in ministry. Especially help me to say “yes” to whatever You ask me to do. I want to follow Your will in the situation I’m currently in, of ______________.
The Second Joyful Mystery
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I ask for the grace to be a friend and encourager to all those around me. Help me to share in their joys, as Mary did with Elizabeth during The Visitation, and help me to give them Your Love, as Mary still does today, especially with _______.
The Third Joyful Mystery
THE BIRTH OF JESUS
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I ask for the grace to receive a new birth of Jesus in all the areas of my life that have not totally been given over to Him. Help me to identify those areas and turn them over to You. Right now, I especially ask Jesus to become present in my __________.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery
THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I ask for the grace to present Jesus to the people around me, not so much by talking about Him as by the way I live my life. Help me to purify my life so that I can be a better reflection of Jesus’ goodness and caring love. Help me to more compassionately let Jesus shine through me, especially when I am around ___________.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery
FINDING JESUS IN THE TEMPLE
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, I ask for the grace for finding Jesus whenever my troubles get so distracting that I no longer see Him. Help me to know that He is always present with me, helping me, guiding me, and compassionately loving me, especially in the difficulties of __________.