Holy Rosary Month - Day 1: Praying Rosary is Praying Bible
Introduction: Being a simple devotee of Our Lady of Rosary, my dear friends, I will be more meditating on the Marian mysteries in this month of Holy Rosary. Therefore, my Daily Bible Reflections will be focusing on the same except on Sundays. I do hope these Marian reflections may help and strengthen also your devotion to Our Lady. Do you join with me in this Marian pilgrimage? If yes, be rest assured of her best intercessions for you before Jesus throughout your life especially in this month of holy rosary. Mother Mary is the most reliable one who will take you and me faithfully to Jesus our Lord and God. It is she who prunes me every now and then to be a faithful and fruitful priest of the eternal priest Jesus Christ. Since she is the first tabernacle of Jesus, confidently I meet and invoke her intercession often in my priestly life. She keeps me on track of prayer of intercession. Let this month be an occasion to learn the meaning and power of intercessory prayers in our life.
Praying rosary is praying bible itself for each mystery of the rosary is a meditation on the word of the Lord. Though rosary cannot take the place of holy mass, persons who cannot participate in the holy mass, if prayed rosary devotionally and meaningfully, will not be away from heaven. For, praying rosary itself is a meditation on the life and salvific mystery of Jesus Christ. Holy mass begins with the Gloria, a remembrance of the announcement of the birth of Jesus to the shepherds by the angels. It leads you through the public ministry, passion, death and resurrection. Holy rosary is also helping you and me to go through the same mysteries. I will add in these reflections new five preparatory mysteries that will lead us to the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament. Wish you a blessed Marian pilgrimage to all of you!
Prayer: O Mary, mother of Jesus! We come to you for your help and protection. In this pilgrimage be with us that we may not go astray and reach Jesus, your son, our Lord. O star of seas! Like a child we trust in you, guide us safely to the shore of truth and life. Amen!