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A ROSARY OF INTERCESSION

The Rosary may be prayed with special intention using the following formula at the beginning of each decade:

(By an individual) O LORD, I offer my prayers and meditations of this mystery as an act of intercession for....

(Corporately) Let us offer our prayers and meditations during this mystery as an act of intercession for....

The Joyful Mysteries

1. Those confused or uncertain about their vocations.

2. Our families

3. The poor of the world

4. All Bishops, Priests, Deacons

5. The aged

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The lonely

2. The sick and suffering

3. The President and all in authority

4. Those in despair or discouragement

5. Peace in the world

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Faithful Departed

2. All lapsed and indifferent Christians

3. The re-union of all Christians

4. An increase in devotion to the Blessed Virgin

5. Those who have no one to pray for them

This scheme of intercession is offered only as a model and anyone should feel free to make up his own list of intentions.

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A ROSARY OF THANKSGIVING

Praying the Rosary with the special intention of gratitude for God's many blessings is an excellent means to a more mature spiritual life. What follows is again only a suggested pattern:

(By an individual) O LORD, I offer my prayers and meditations of this mystery as an act of thanksgiving for....

(Corporately) Let us offer our prayers and meditations during this mystery as an act of thanksgiving for....

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The gift of life

2. The love of family and friends

3. The Church

4. Freedom of worship

5. My Priests and teachers over the years

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. All who remember me in their prayers

2. The good example and influence of others

3. Our country

4. The opportunity to help others

5. Holy Communion

The Glorious Mysteries

1. For my Baptism

2. For the graces of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

3. For my Confirmation

4. For the example and intercession of Our Lady

5. For the gift of Faith

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