Stem: Apostles Creed Our Father Hail Mary, Hail Mary, Hail Mary Glory Be Fatima Prayer Circle of Rosary Beads: Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious One: Our Father, Ten: Hail Marys, followed by a Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer Ending PrayersScripture: I have two ways I like to pray scripture. I love to find a passage that speaks to what I’m going through and repeat it. I often insert my own name or the name of a loved one into the Scripture passage. For example: “For God did not give me a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-control.” 2 Tim 1:7 The second way is Lectio Divina: Prepare ~ Before you start, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and ask God to reveal what He needs for you. Your environment can help you become quiet as necessary for this prayer. Perhaps sit in Adoration or light a candle at home.
Lectio (Read) ~ Just read the passage for context and information (to hear the story). Medatatio (Reflect) ~ Reread the passage and ‘hear’ what God is trying to nudge you towards (word or phrase). Oratio (Respond) ~ Read a third time and perhaps journal or ponder exactly why God pulled you towards this particular passage. What is He specifically showing you. Contemplio (Rest) ~ Read a fourth time without any particular goal. Contemplate what you just learned. Just let your mind wander where God wants it to.Stations of the Cross: Considering Our Lord’s last hours draws us closer to him. The Stations can be prayed at Church in front of each station but can also be done at home in quiet contemplation. Bonus: Novena: Nine day prayer to (with the help of) particular Saints or God for specific intentions. There are several sites to find specific novenas.
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About the Author
Mary Lou Rosien is a Catholic wife, mom to seven, educator, writer, and speaker. She is the author of several books including Three Things Divorced Catholics need to Know and The Joy-Filled Broken Heart. She is known for her love of all things cooking and baking, especially “Friday cookies.” Visit her at CatholicFamilyBootCamp.com.