Scriptural Rosary The Glorious Mysteries PDF

Praying a Scriptural Rosary | Glorious Mysteries

Praying a Scriptural Rosary is accomplished by praying a traditional Rosary and adding scriptural verses related to each mystery of the Rosary. The goal is that the addition of scriptural verses will assist you in meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary as you pray. These significant events from the life of Jesus are made easier to comprehend and better-illustrated thanks to the passages from the Bible. Our chosen biblical passages, associated with praying a Scriptural Rosary for the Glorious Mysteries, are listed below. There are no ‘right or wrong’ versions of praying a Rosary with scripture, and you’ll find several versions or different chosen scripture passages. A PDF version of a Scriptural Rosary that focuses on the Glorious Mysteries is also available.

The events that occurred after Jesus' death are the focus of the Glorious Mysteries. These events include the resurrection of Jesus and his ascension into heaven, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the conclusion of Mary's life on earth, and the beginning of her life in heaven. The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays outside of Lent and Advent. The Glorious Mysteries are as follows:

  • The Resurrection
  • The Ascension
  • The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • The Assumption
  • The Coronation of Mary

The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with Scripture

The First Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection

  1. “Meanwhile, Mary stayed outside near the tomb, weeping. Then, still weeping, she stooped to look inside, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, the other at the feet.” (John 20:11-12)
  2. “They said, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ ‘They have taken my Lord away’ she replied ‘and I don’t know where they have put him.’ As she said this she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not recognize him.” (John 20:13-14)
  3. “Jesus said, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said, ‘Sir, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and remove him’. (John 20:15)
  4. “Jesus said, ‘Mary!’ She knew him then and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbuni!’ – which means Master.” (John 20:16)
  5. “Jesus said to her, ‘Do not cling to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go and find the brothers, and tell them: I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' (John 20:17)
  6. “So Mary of Magdala went and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had said these things to her.” (John 20:18)
  7. “In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19)
  8. “The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ (John 20:20-21)
  9. “After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22)
  10. “For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.” (John 20:23)

The Second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension

  1. “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” (John 20:19-20)
  2. “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:21-23)
  3. “Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” (John 20:24-25)
  4. “Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” (John 20:26-27)
  5. “Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:28-29)
  6. “The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.” (Matthew 28:16-17)
  7. “Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
  8. “When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.” (Acts 1:9)
  9. “While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven”. (Acts 1:10-11)
  10. “Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away.” (Acts 1:12)

The Third Glorious Mystery - The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. “When the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place.” (Acts 2:1)
  2. “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing.” (Acts 2:2)
  3. “And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled upon each of them.”  (Acts 2:3)
  4. “And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak of the wonderful works of God.” (Acts 2:4, 11)
  5. “Now there were staying in Jerusalem devout Jews from every nation under heaven.” (Acts 2:5)
  6. “And Peter, standing up with the Eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke to them.”  (Acts 2:14)
  7. "Repent and be baptized; and you will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
  8. “Now they who received his word were baptized and there were added that day about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)
  9. “The many miracles and signs worked through the apostles made a deep impression on everyone. The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common.” (Acts 2:43-44)
  10. “Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.” (Psalm 103:30)

The Fourth Glorious Mystery - The Assumption

  1. “I will make you enemies of each other: you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring. It will crush your head and you will strike its heel’. (Genesis 3:15)
  2. “I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.” (John 14:2-3)
  3. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see the glory you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
  4. “And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my savior.” (Luke 1:46-47)
  5. “Because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid. Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48)
  6. “For the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49)
  7. “So my heart exults, my very soul rejoices, my body, too, will rest securely, for you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, nor allow the one you love to see the Pit.” (Psalms 16:9-10)
  8. “My Beloved lifts up his voice, he says to me, ‘Come then, my love, my lovely one, come. For see, winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The season of glad songs has come, the cooing of the turtledove is heard in our land.” (Song of Songs 2:10-12)
  9. “You are wholly beautiful, my love, and without a blemish.” (Song of Songs 4:7)
  10. “Who is this arising like the dawn, fair as the moon, resplendent as the sun, terrible as an army with banners?” (Song of Songs 6:10)

The Fifth Glorious Mystery - The Coronation of Mary

  1. “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1)
  2. “She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.” (Revelation 12:2)
  3. “She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.” (Revelation 12:5)
  4. “Her child was caught up to God and his throne.” (Revelation 12:5)
  5. “The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God.” (Revelation 12:6)
  6. “When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.” (Revelation 12:13)
  7. “But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year.” (Revelation 12:14)
  8. “The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current.” (Revelation 12:15)
  9. “But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth.” (Revelation 12:16)
  10. “Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.” (Revelation 12:17)

How do you pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with scripture?

Using scripture in a rosary prayer can be done in a number of different ways. The first option, when you are announcing each Glorious Mystery, recite a longer passage of scripture to help illustrate the scene that you are meditating on. This will help illustrate the scene you are meditating on. If you followed this option, you would read all of the passages (1-10) that are listed up top, and then say your decade of Hail Marys.

The second option is praying a single verse or two on each Hail Mary. Before beginning each Hail Mary, read just one or two verses, they are denoted by the numbers above. By doing so, you will be able to reflect on a single verse with each Hail Mary, and you will be able to paint the scene as you pray through the decade. Both of these ways of praying the Holy Rosary with sacred scripture are wonderful in their own right.

Scriptural Rosary: The Glorious Mysteries PDF

The Scriptural Rosary Glorious Mysteries PDF

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