The Seven Day Bible Rosary - The
The first mystery of the Last Supper
Jesus washes the feet of his apostles
Jesus contrasts his teaching with the way of the world.
The secular way of things is this: the powerful become
more powerful by using those who are weaker, the rich
become richer by using the poor.
However, Jesus teaches that those who have power and
money and authority are to help those who don't. It
is such a hard lesson that he dramatizes it by washing
the feet of His apostles and tells them to do likewise.
Jesus does not eliminate authority, but He wants to
change the hearts of those who possess it.
We pray for the Christian spirit of service in leadership.
1. Jesus rose from the supper table and wrapped a towel
around his waist.
2. Then He began to wash the feet of his disciples and
to wipe them with his towel.
3. After He had washed their feet, He said to them:
"Do you know what I have done to you?"
4. "You call me Master and Lord, and you are right
for so I am."
5. "If I, your Lord and Master, have washed your
feet, you also ought to wash the feet of one another."
6. "I have given you an example; as I have done,
you should do also."
7. "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them,
and those in authority are called benefactors."
8. "But not so with you; let the greatest among
you become as the youngest, and let the leader become
as a servant."
9. "Amen, amen, I say to you, no servant is greater
than his master; nor is the one sent greater than he
who sent him."
10. "If you know these things, blessed are you
if you do them."
The second mystery of the Last Supper
Jesus commands us to love one another as He has
Jesus teaches that we are his friends if we do what
He commands us.
There is no question that God pursues us with unconditional
love in order to obtain our conversion that's the lesson
of the Good Shepherd. But the other side of the coin
is that we must undergo continual conversion; we must
keep his commandments in order to be his friends.
The great commandment is the most difficult of all:
to love each other with the self sacrificing love of
We pray for the strength to keep his commandments.
I. "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved
you. Abide in my love."
2. "If you keep my commandments, you will abide
in my love,"
3. "Just as I have kept my Father's commandments
and abide in his love."
4. "These things I have spoken to you that my joy
may be in you, and that your joy may be full."
5. "This is my commandment, that you love one another
as I have loved you."
6. "Greater love than this no one has, that a man
lay down his life for his friends."
7. "You are my friends if you do what I command
8. "You did not choose me, but I chose you and
appointed you to go and be fruitful and that your fruit
9. "So that whatever you ask the Father in my name,
He may give it to you."
10. "This I command you, to love one another."
The third mystery of the Last Supper
Jesus gives us his body and blood as our spiritual
food and drink
In the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, Jesus remains
with us, body and blood, soul and divinity. Under the
appearances of bread and wine, He is personally and
physically present in order to nourish us as we journey
through life with Him.
At each Mass we ought to pray in thanksgiving for all
the teaching of Jesus, for his suffering and dying for
us, for his resurrection and ascension, and for his
continued presence in his Church.
And we need to be thankful in a very special way for
the Lord's real presence in the Eucharist.
We pray in thanksgiving for this great gift of God
I. "Amen, amen, I say to you, he who believes in
me has eternal life. I am the bread of life."
2. "I am the living bread which has come down from
heaven; if anyone eats of this bread he shall live forever;"
3. "And the bread which I will give for the life
of the world is my flesh."
4. "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the
flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you shall
not have life in you.
5. "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has
eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."
6. While they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and
blessed and broke it and gave it to his disciples,"
7. Saying: "Take and eat, this is my body."
8. And taking a cup, He gave thanks and gave it to them
saying: "Drink of this, all of you;"
9. "For this is my blood of the new covenant which
is being shed for many for the forgiveness of sins;"
10. "Do this in remembrance of Me."
The fourth mystery of the Last Supper
Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will lead
the apostles and their successors into the fullness
of the truth
The faith of Christians rests upon the promises of Jesus
that He would send the Holy Spirit to lead the apostles
and their successors into the fullness of the truth.
When we profess our faith through the Creed at Sunday
Mass, we affirm our belief that the Holy Spirit guided
the Fathers of the Council of Nicea to proclaim the
truth about Jesus - true God and true man, one in being
with the Father.
Jesus is still keeping his promises to be with the pope
and the bishops in his Catholic Church.
We pray that all bishops will be faithful to their
vocation to bear witness to the truth.
1. "1 will ask the Father and He will give you
another Advocate to be with you forever;"
2. "The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive
because it neither sees Him nor knows Him."
3. "These things I have told you while Jam still
4. The Father will send in my name the Advocate, the
5. "The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and
bring to mind whatever I have told you."
6. "When the Advocate has come, whom I will send
you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds
from the Father, He will bear witness to me.
7. "And you also are witnesses because you have
been with me from the beginning."
8. "I have yet many things to say to you, but you
cannot bear them now;"
9. "But when the Spirit of Truth comes, He will
lead you into all the truth."
10. "He will take what is mine and will declare
it to you."
The fifth mystery of the Last Supper
Jesus prays for unity among all those who believe
Jesus put it positively: perfection in unity among his
disciples will be a sign to the unbelieving world of
his own divine mission. However, the great divisions
among Christians provide a stumbling block to non-believers
to approach the saving message of Christ.
Problems within the Church sometimes obscure its essential
unity. However, even after twenty centuries, the authentic
Catholic faith remains undivided, and for those who
search with an open heart, its unity of faith is still
a sign of the divinity of its founder, Jesus Christ.
We join our prayer for unity to his.
1. "Father do not pray that you take them out of
the world but that You keep them from evil,
2. "Make them holy in the truth; thy word is truth."
3. "Just as you sent me into the world, so I have
sent them into the world;
4. "And for their sake, I consecrate myself so
that they also may be consecrated in truth."
5. "I pray not only for these but also for those
who are to believe in me through their word,"
6. "That all may be one, even as Thou, Father,
art in Me and I in Thee;
7. "That they also may be one in Us, so that the
world may believe that you have sent me.
8. "The glory you have given me, I have given to
them, that they may be one, even as we are one:
9. "I in them and you in me; that they may be perfected
10. "So that the world may know that you have sent
me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved