Day Twenty-Eight Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century/A Lenten Journey

Day Twenty-Eight Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century/A Lenten Journey     


                                       Day Twenty-Eight


Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Prayers for this week, Days 23-28 in Lent:

Begin each day with "My Mother, my hope."

First Meditation

This morning, pray in this way: take your rosary,
Bless yourself  --  "In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus."
Here take  the crucifix on your  Rosary and make the sign of the cross with it on your lips, and pray, "Lord, open my lips and my tongue will announce Your praise.  Incline to my aid, O God.  Lord, make haste to help me.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever, world without end.  Amen.  Praise be to You, O Lord, King of eternal glory!" 
Now start at the medallian on your rosary and pray:
Our Father
Hail Mary 10 x
Glory Be

Second Meditation

Pray three decades of the rosary: Our Father, Hail Mary 10x, Glory Be...  Do this three times.

Third Meditation

Pray one decade of the rosary: Our Father, Hail Mary 10x, Glory Be...  After this one decade pray the Salve Regina.
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, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. 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 life, grant, we beseech Thee, that 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 the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Did you realize that during the day you prayed an entire rosary?  You broke it up in each meditation, but add all the prayers together, and you have an entire rosary.  A decade or two, here and there, and you're finished.
Now end the day with the prayer, "We fly to thy patronage, O Holy Mother of God; despice not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Amen"


End your day with an examination of conscience--even in bed.
What good did I do today?
Where did I fail?
How can I do better?


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