The Pro-Life Scriptural Rosary

The Lord calls us to delight in and meditate on His word day and night (Ps 1:2). If we do this, the Lord promises us success in all our works (Ps 1:3). Consequently, when we pray the rosary and the Scriptures, we are taking steps that will be successful in protecting human life and stopping abortion. Pray this scriptural rosary so that life will be cherished.

The First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation

1) "You shall conceive and bear a Son and give Him the name Jesus." —Lk 1:31

2) "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; hence, the holy Offspring to be born will be called Son of God." —Lk 1:35

3) "Know that Elizabeth your kinswoman has conceived a son in her old age." —Lk 1:36

4) "The virgin shall be with Child and give birth to a Son, and they shall call Him Emmanuel, a name which means 'God is with us.'" —Mt 1:23; Is 7:14

5) "Joseph, son of David, have no fear about taking Mary as your wife. It is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived this Child." —Mt 1:20

6) "He had no relations with her at any time before she bore a Son, Whom he named Jesus." —Mt 1:25

7) "Truly You have formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother's womb." —Ps 139:13

8) "The fruit of the womb is a reward." —Ps 127:3

9) "They ripped open expectant mothers." —Am 1:13

10) "Mary said: 'I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.'" —Lk 1:38


The Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation

1) "When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb." —Lk 1:41

2) "Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: 'Blest are you among women and blest is the Fruit of your womb.'" —Lk 1:41-42

3) "The moment your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby leapt in my womb for joy." —Lk 1:44

4) "He will be great in the eyes of the Lord. He will never drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother's womb." —Lk 1:15

5) "You, O child, shall be called prophet of the Most High." —Lk 1:76

6) "You shall go before the Lord to prepare straight paths for Him." —Lk 1:76

7) " his people a knowledge of salvation in freedom from their sins. —Lk 1:77

8) "...nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the Lord." —Lv 19:16

9) "If you remain indifferent in time of adversity, your strength will depart from you." —Prv 24:10

10) "Blest is she who trusted that the Lord's words to her would be fulfilled." —Lk 1:45


The Third Joyful Mystery

The Birth of Jesus

1) "She gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged." —Lk 2:7

2) "They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house, found the Child with Mary His mother." —Mt 2:10-11

3) "They prostrated themselves and did Him homage." —Mt 2:11

4) "Get up, take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you otherwise." —Mt 2:13

5) "Herod is searching for the Child to destroy Him." —Mt 2:13

6) Herod "ordered the massacre of all the boys two years old and under in Bethlehem and its environs." —Mt 2:16

7) "A cry was heard at Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation." —Mt 2:18; Jer 31:15

8) "Rachel bewailing her children; no comfort for her, since they are no more." —Mt 2:18; Jer 31:15

9) "Those who had designs on the life of the Child are dead." —Mt 2:20

10) "Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart." —Lk 2:19


The Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

1) "When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses, the couple brought Him up to Jerusalem so that He could be presented to the Lord." —Lk 2:22

2) "My eyes have witnessed your saving deed displayed for all the peoples to see." —Lk 2:30-31

3) "This Child is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a Sign that will be opposed." —Lk 2:34

4) "You yourself shall be pierced with a sword—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare." —Lk 2:35

5) "She gave thanks to God and talked about the Child to all who looked forward to the deliverance of Jerusalem." —Lk 2:38

6) "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you." —Jer 1:5

7) "I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request." —1 Sm 1:27

8) "Now I, in turn, give him to the Lord." —1 Sm 1:28

9) "You shall not offer any of your offspring to be immolated to Molech." —Lv 18:21

10) "The Child grew in size and strength, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him." —Lk 2:40


The Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

1) "You see that Your father and I have been searching for You in sorrow." —Lk 2:48

2) "He went down with them then, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them." —Lk 2:51

3) "Let the children come to Me." —Mt 19:14

4) "Do not hinder them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these." —Mt 19:14

5) "Then He embraced them and blessed them, placing His hands on them." —Mk 10:16

6) "He, the Dayspring, shall visit us in His mercy to shine on those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death." —Lk 1:78-79

7) "God did not make death, nor does He rejoice in the destruction of the living." —Wis 1:13

8) "Jesus told him: 'I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.'" —Jn 14:6

9) "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life." —Dt 30:19

10) "Jesus told her: 'I am the Resurrection and the Life.'" —Jn 11:25


Nihil obstat: Rev. Edward J. Gratsch, December 22, 1993
Imprimatur: †Most Rev. Carl K. Moeddel, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 30, 1993