Praying the Rosary with Scripture

In a post a while back, I talked about ways Catholics can become more familiar with Sacred Scripture. One of the ones I mentioned was to pray the Rosary with Scripture, by using a relevant passage to help you reflect on the mystery at hand. I was asked about a source for Old and New Testament passages other than the obvious gospel ones, and, as I can’t find one, I’m going to make one myself.

Epic Combo

I will keep coming back to this and updating as I think of more.

The Joyful Mysteries:

  1. The Annunciation:
  2. The Visitation:
  3. The Birth of Our Lord:
  4. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple:
    • Lk 2:21-40
    • Lev 12 for the details of purification of the mother, which Mary performed
    • Ex 13:2- all first-borns belong to the Lord
    • 1 Sam 1
    • Lk 1:67-75- the naming of John is followed by Zechariah’s prophecy, as the prophecy of Simeon is followed by the presentation of Jesus in Lk 2:21-40
    • The full significance of this mystery is often not well understood, follow the link for a good explanation.
  5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple:
    • Lk 2:41-52
    • I can’t think of other verses, but the significance of this mystery is also not always obvious. Read a good reflection here on the foreshadowing of the Passion in the Joyful Mysteries.

If you think of any more, or find this helpful, let me know!

The Luminous Mysteries:

  1. The Baptism of Our Lord in the Jordan:

  2. The Wedding at Cana:
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heave/ Sermon on the Mount:
  4. The Transfiguration of Our Lord:
  5. The Institution of the Blessed Eucharist:


The Sorrowful Mysteries:

  1. The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden:
  2. The Scourging of Our Lord at the Pillar:
  3. The Crowning of Thorns:
  4. The Carrying of the Cross:
  5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord:


The Glorious Mysteries:

  1. The Resurrection of Our Lord:
  2. The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven:
    • Psalm 68:18 – He will ascend into heaven – Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; John 20:17; Acts 1:9
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles:
  4. The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven:
  5. The Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven:

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