The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries are prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays, and all Sundays of Lenten Season.

After reciting each mystery, say 1 ‘Our Father’ and 10 ‘Hail Mary’, followed my ‘Glory be’ and Fatima Prayer.

You can learn more about Praying the Rosary here.

1. The Agony in the Garden

Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ,was so afflicted for us in the Garden of Gethsemane, that his body was bathed in a sweat of blood.

Jesus, my Lord, though you prayed to the Father to take away the cup of suffering, yet immediately you added saying, “not my will, but your will”. Lord, when I am caught in the throes of pain, lead me that I may learn to Pray like you and accept the will of the Father.

2. The Scourging of Jesus

Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being delivered up by Pilate to the fury of the soldiers, was tied to a pillar and most cruelly scourged.

Lord Jesus, You did not deserve and yet You accepted the punishment. Lord, when we are punished and insulted for no fault of ours, give us the strength to accept it and offer that little suffering with your passion for the salvation of the world.

3. The Crowning with Thorns

Let us contemplate in this mystery how those cruel soldiers plaited a crown of sharp thorns, and most cruelly pressed it on the sacred head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus, you are the King of the Universe. Instead of wearing a crown of precious stones, you were made to wear a crown of thorns. Lord, you took upon yourself all the humiliation for my sins. Let me never ever hurt you by hurting and insulting others.

4. The Carrying of the Cross

Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being sentenced to die, bore with the most amazing patience, the Cross which was laid upon him for his greater torment and ignominy.

Lord Jesus, the cross you did not deserve was put on you. Give me the strength to joyfully accept the suffering I do not deserve.

5. The Crucifixion

Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ was stripped of his clothes, and how his hands and feet were most cruelly nailed to the Cross, on which he died, in the presence of his most afflicted Mother.

Lord Jesus, you could really mean and say “It is finished”. Give us the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we too may complete the task entrusted to us and repeat your Words when our earthly life comes to an end.

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