God calls us to rest on Sunday, the Sabbath day, just as He rested after the creation of the world. Sundays are to be days of prayer, rest, fellowship, and refreshment to prepare us for the upcoming week.
The Glorious Mysteries are commonly prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday. For this reason, every Sunday is a day to remember this glorious event and rest in the assurance of the Resurrection.
Families, friends, and individuals may have a set prayer routine for this day of rest. Incorporating a Rosary on Sunday is a great habit to start to contemplate the glory of God.
What are the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary?
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary contemplate Jesus’s Resurrection and what happened after it in His life and the lives of the Apostles and Mary, His Mother.
The five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary are:
The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth
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Why pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary on Sunday?
The Glorious Mysteries are a great way to enter into the sacredness of Sundays. God gave us this day to rest and refresh ourselves from the busyness of the week and prepare us for the week ahead.
One of the 10 Commandments is to keep holy the Sabbath day, so it is very important that we respect this rule given to us by God and give Him our attention in a special way on Sundays.
Sundays should be days filled with prayer, rest, and enjoyment of the ways God has blessed us abundantly. Sunday is a good day for us to contemplate the ways we are grateful to God for His goodness to us. The Rosary can help us do this.
Ways to pray the Rosary on Sundays
There are countless ways to pray the Rosary on Sunday, but there are some common ways to incorporate this prayer into our schedules every Sunday.
Families may choose to gather to pray the Rosary at some point throughout the day, perhaps before Mass. People can choose to go to Mass early to pray the Glorious Mysteries in the church before Mass begins. Going on a Rosary walk outside by yourself or with family or friends is a great way to enjoy nature and give glory to God and His Mother through prayer.
No matter how we choose to pray the Rosary on Sunday, God and His Mother are delighted that we set aside the time to give glory for the gifts we have received through the goodness of God. He desires to refresh our souls in a special way on Sundays.
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