The Holy Bible is one of the most powerful and sacred gifts that our Lord gave us, and I believe strongly that he speaks to us through Holy Scripture. Its part of why I love the Rosary - most of the prayer comes directly from scripture!
Often when I pray the Rosary, I like to read the verses correspond the mysteries. Reading a short verse assists me in picturing and meditating on that biblical scene. I encourage you to give it a try.
How to Pray a Scriptural Rosary
To pray with the Bible verses, simply read the verse immediately after you announce that mystery.
For example, when you finish the introductory prayers, announce the first mystery
The immediately follow by reading the corresponding bible verse.
"Entering the tomb, they saw a young man and they were amazed. And he said to them, 'Do not be amazed, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here.'" Mark 16:5-6
The immediately follow with the Our Father, and begin the decade.
A list of example verses are below, there are plenty of others that you can use as well. If you are learning to pray the Rosary, here's a great free guide.
Printable PDF - Praying the Scriptural Rosaries
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The Glorious Mysteries
Entering the tomb, they saw a young man and they were amazed. And he said to them, 'Do not be amazed, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here.' Mark 16:5-6
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up to heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. Acts 2:3
The Assumption of Mary
My beloved speaks and says to me, “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.” Song 2:10-11
The Crowning of Mary
And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelation 12:1
More about the Glorious Mysteries.
The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism in the River Jordan
When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and John saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
The Wedding Feast at Cana
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5
The Preaching of the Kingdom
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15
The Transfiguration of Jesus
He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. Matthew 17:2
The Institution of the Eucharist
Jesus took bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take, this is my body." Jesus took a chalice, and when he had given thanks he gave it them, and they all drank of it. Mark 14:22-23
More about the Luminous Mysteries.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
Watch and pray that you may not center into temptation, the sprit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
The Scourging at the Pillar
Pilate said "I am innocent of this righteous man's blood..." and having scourged Jesus delivered him to be crucified. Matthew 27:24; 26
The Crowning of Thorns
And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee and mocked him, saying Hail, King of the Jews!" Matthew 27:29
The Carrying of the Cross
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of the skull. John 19:17
But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25
More on the Sorrowful Mysteries.
The Joyful Mysteries
He came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you." Luke 1:28
When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.' Luke 1:41-42
Mary gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger. Luke 2:7
When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. Luke 2:22
The Finding in the Temple
After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. Luke 2:46-47
More on the Joyful Mysteries.
The Rosary Card - Built For Convenience
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