THE
LUMINOUS
MYSTERIES
or
The Mysteries of Light

1. BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN

"The Baptism in the Jordan is the first mystery of light. Here, as Christ descends into the waters, the innocent one who became “sin” for our sake, the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son, while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out."
Prayer Intention
Let us pray for humility.  We are beloved disciples of Jesus and need not be impeded with a desire for human recognition.  Let us hunger to follow Jesus in all ways, at all times, and through all things.

Our Father...

1. "I am baptizing you with water for repentance but the One who is coming after me is mightier than I." (Mt 3:11)
     Hail Mary....

2. "I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of His sandals." (Lk 3:16)
    Hail Mary....

 3. "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." (Lk 3:16)
      Hail Mary....

4. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin   of the world." (Jn 1:29)
     Hail Mary....

5. John said to Him, "I have need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" (Mt 3:14)
    Hail Mary....

6. Jesus said to him, "Allow it now for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." (Mt 3:15)
    Hail Mary....

7. Then he allowed it. (Mt 3:15)
    Hail Mary...

8. After Jesus was baptized, He came out of the water and, behold, the heavens were opened unto Him (Mt 3:16)
    Hail Mary....

9. And He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove coming upon Him.  (Mt 3:16)
    Hail Mary....

10. And a voice from the heavens saying, " This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. " (Mt 3:17)
      Hail Mary....

Glory be to the Father...
0 My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
Suggested Hymn: (The Gentle Healer    By: Michael Card)
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2. SELF MANIFESTATION AT CANA
"The second mystery of light is the first of the signs, given at Cana, when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers."
Prayer Intention
Let us pray for trust in Jesus for all our needs.  Let us pray also to trust in the intercession of Mary.  Mary trusted in Jesus to aid at the wedding in Cana.  With her motherly instruction, "Do whatever He tells you, " shows her trust in her Son.  She didn't understand how He was going to do it, only that He would. Pure trust, simple trust.
Our Father...

1. On the third day there was a wedding at Cana and the mother of Jesus was there. (Jn 2:1)
     Hail Mary....

2. Jesus and His disciples were also invited to the wedding. (Jn 2:2)
    Hail Mary....

3. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."  (Jn 2:3)
     Hail Mary....

4. Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect Me? My hour has not yet come." (Jn 2:4)
    Hail Mary....

5. His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever He tells you."
    Hail Mary....

6. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them to the brim. (Jn 2:7)
    Hail Mary....

7. Then He told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." (Jn 2:8)
     Hail Mary....

8. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine without knowing where it had come from, called the bridegroom. (Jn 2:9)
   Hail Mary....

9. And said to him, "Every man serves good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, an inferior one, but you have kept the good wine until now."  (Jn 2:9-10)
    Hail Mary....

10. Jesus did this as the beginning of His signs in Cana of Galilee, and so revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in Him. (Jn 2:11)
      Hail Mary....

Glory be to the Father...
0 My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
Suggested Hymn: (Father Make Me Holy    By: Joahn Michael Talbot)
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3. PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
"The third mystery of light is the preaching by which Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw near to him in humble trust the inauguration of that ministry of mercy which he continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the Sacrament of Reconciliation which he has entrusted to his Church."
Prayer Intention
In this mystery, let us pray for an increased faith.  Jesus called each of us to conversion, to turn from sin and follow Him. We pray also to always remember God's infinite mercy and love.

Our Father...

1. "This is the time of fulfillment."  (Mk 1:15)
     Hail Mary....

2. "The kingdom of God is at hand." (Mk 1:15)
    Hail Mary....

3. "Repent and believe in the gospel." (Mk 1:15)
    Hail Mary....

4. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "My son your sins are forgiven" ( Mk 2: 3-5)
     Hail Mary....
 
5. "But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins... I say to you rise take up your pallet and go home."( Mk 2: 10-11)
    Hail Mary....

6. But He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." (Lk 7:50)
    Hail Mary....

7. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; for she has shown great love. (Lk 7:47)
    Hail Mary....

8. Jesus came and stood among them and said to them "Peace be with you " (Jn 20: 19-20)
    Hail Mary....

9. And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them "Receive the Holy Spirit" (Jn 20: 22)
    Hail Mary....

10. "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you " (Jn 20: 22)
     Hail Mary....

Glory be to the Father...
0 My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
Suggested Hymn: (God Forbid   By: Jaci Velesquez)
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4) THE TRANSFIGURATION
"The mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration, traditionally believed to have taken place on Mount Tabor. The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to “listen to him”  and to prepare to experience with him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit."
Prayer Intention
Jesus chose this way to encourage his disciples for the difficulties which lay ahead of them as pillars of the His new Church.  Jesus wanted them to fix their gaze on the wonderful goal which is awaiting them at the end. The Transfiguration comes immediately after His first announcement of His passion and His prophetic words about how His followers would have to carry His cross shows us that "through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22).  We pray in this mystery, that each of us will carry our own cross with dignity and courage.

Our Father...

1. About eight days after saying these things, He took Peter and John and James, and went up the mountain to pray. (Lk 9:28)
    Hail Mary....

2. While He prayed, his face changed and His clothing became dazzling white. (Lk 9:29)
    Hail Mary....

3. And, behold, there were two men talking to Him, Moses and Elijah. (Lk 9:30)
    Hail Mary....

4. Who appeared in glory, and spoke of His death which he should accomplish in Jerusalem. (Lk 9:31)
    Hail Mary....

5. Peter and his companions were overcome with sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him.  (Lk 9:32)
    Hail Mary....

6. As they were about to part from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good we are here; let us make three tents; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. (Lk 9:33)
   Hail Mary....

7. While he was still speaking, there came a cloud and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened as they entered into the cloud.  (Lk 9:34)
    Hail Mary....

8. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is my chosen Son; listen to Him." (Lk 9:35)
    Hail Mary....

9. After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone (Lk 9:36)
    Hail Mary....

10. They fell silent and did not tell anyone at this time what they had seen. (Lk 9:36)
     Hail Mary....

Glory be to the Father...
0 My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
Suggested Hymn: (Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord  By: Paul Baloche)
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5. THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST
"The final mystery of light is the institution of the Eucharist, in which Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies “to the end” his love for humanity (Jn 13:1), for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice."
Prayer Intention
Let us offer this decade to the intimacy and depth of God's love.  We should be ever mindful of His sacrifice for us, that He gave His life that we should live forever. He loved us to the end but His love did not stop with His death.  Jesus lives on through His Resurrection and He continues loving us infinitely.  We pray that our desire for Him is strengthening, increasing and flourishing.

Our Father...

1. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No comes to the Father, except through Me." (Jn 14:6)
    Hail Mary....

2. "...Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father" (Jn 14:9)
    Hail Mary....

3. And whatever you ask in My name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Jn 14:13)
   Hail Mary....

4. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. (Jn 14:27)
   Hail Mary....

5. I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  (Jn 15:1)
   Hail Mary....

6. If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love; just as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in His love. (Jn 15:10)
   Hail Mary....

7. This I command you, love one another. (Jn 15:17)
   Hail Mary....

8. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples and said, "Take and eat; this is My body.  (Mat 26:26)
    Hail Mary....

9. Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you (Mat 26:27)
   Hail Mary....

10. For this is My blood of the covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Mat 26:28)
    Hail Mary....

Glory be to the Father...
0 My Jesus, forgive us our sins...
Suggested Hymn: (Jesus Let Us Come to Know You  By.  John Michael Talbot)
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