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The Second Joyful Mystery
Mary hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth…. Elizabeth said to Mary, “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”
And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for He has been mindful of
the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me —
holy is His name.
His mercy extends to those who fear Him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble….”
Prayer by Pope Paul VI:
Lord, God of peace, who has created man, the object of Your kindness, to be close to You in glory, we bless You and we thank You because You have sent us Your beloved Son, Jesus, making Him the mystery of the pasch, the architect of all salvation, the source of all peace, the bond of true brotherhood. We thank You for the desire, the efforts, the realizations, which Your spirit of peace has roused in our day: to replace hatred with love, diffidence with understanding, unconcern with care. Open yet more our hearts to the needs of all our brothers and sisters, so that we may be better able to build a true peace. Remember, Father of mercy, all who are in pain, who suffer and die in the cause of a more brotherly world. For those of every race, of every tongue – may Your kingdom come: Your kingdom of justice, of peace, of love; and may the earth be filled with your glory. Amen.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen!
|Together we pray:|
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy.
(Note: This song is an excerpt from the "Hail Mary" by Elyse O'Kane, used by permission,
and can be enjoyed in its entirety by ordering her CD "With All My Heart".)