Friday, March 27, 2015

Day Thirty-Three Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century /A Lenten Journey

Day Thirty-Three Consecration to Mary for the 21st Century/A Lenten Journey     

                                                                     Day Thirty-Three

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Prayers for this week, Days 29-34 in Lent:

Begin each day with "Let us praise Our Almighty Father, who wished that Mary, His Son's Mother, be celebrated by each generation.  I ask, Mary full of grace, intercede for me."

First Meditation

Let us pray a rosary today, asking Mary to pray that we always be secure in her Son's love.  Break up the decades and this rosary will be your Second and Third Meditation.

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the"Apostles' Creed."
  2. Say the "Our Father."
  3. Say three "Hail Marys."
  4. Say the "Glory be to the Father."
  5. Announce the First Mystery; then say the "Our Father."
  6. Say ten "Hail Marys," while meditating on the Mystery.
  7. Say the "Glory be to the Father."
  8. Announce the Second Mystery; then say the "Our Father." Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.
  9. Pray the Salve Regina or Hail Holy Queen.
The mysteries to meditate upon today far the Sorrowful Mysteries:

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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