- Picture this. Imagine the mystery in your head. What does the scenery look like? How do you imagine Jesus looking? What other people might be present here?
- Where are you? Now, imagine yourself within the mystery. What are you doing in the scene you’re picturing? Don’t just be a witness — be an active participant! Are you singing baby Jesus a lullaby in the manger while Mary rests in the Nativity? Are you running to the river to help fill jugs with water in the Wedding at Cana? Let your children’s minds run wild — you’ll be surprised what they come up with!
- How are you loving Jesus/Mary? Try to come up with one way you can show your love in this mystery.
First Sorrowful Mystery: Agony in the Garden
- Jesus is here in a large garden. What does the garden look like? Where is Jesus in it?
- Jesus is praying, but He is fearful and sad. What can you do to take care of Jesus?
- Picture yourself holding Jesus’ hand. What are you telling Him to make Him feel better?
Second Sorrowful Mystery: Scourging at the Pillar
- The soldiers are hurting Jesus. How can you make Him feel your love now?
- Who else might be present here with Jesus? Where are you standing?
Third Sorrowful Mystery: Crowning with Thorns
- Jesus is very quiet. You get to talk to Him for a minute — what would you tell Him?
- Jesus is in pain and you are close enough to cheer Him up. How can you show Him you love Him?
Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying of the Cross
- Now, there’s a big crowd around Jesus. What does it look like? Who else do you see there?
- Soldiers are yelling unkind words at Jesus. What is something sweet you can say to Him instead?
- The crowd is so big that it’s hard for you to see Jesus. How can you get closer to Him?
Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
- Mary is beside Jesus on the cross and she is crying. How can you take care of Mary?
- Now, it is quieter and Jesus can hear you better. Tell Jesus one thing you love most about Him.
Copyright 2020 Gracie Jagla
About the Author
A newlywed Catholic wife, expectant mother and children’s author, Gracie Jagla brings the fun to the faith! Infusing a little imagination, with a sprinkle of grace, into Catholic tradition, she hopes to help others to Jesus and make God smile in the process. Her first children’s book is God the Father and the Best Day Ever. Follow her Instagram at @andasprinkleofgrace.