Scriptural Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Make the Sign of the Cross
2. say the Apostles Creed
3. Our Father
4. say three "Hail Mary's"
5. Glory Be

(announce the mystery) THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN (For true contrition for sin) ...Our Father

  1. Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled. (Matt. 26:36-37) ... Hail Mary
  2. Then He said to them, "My soul is sad, even unto death. Wait here and watch with Me." (Matt. 6:38)... Hail Mary
  3. And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and began to pray.  (Mark 14:35) ... Hail Mary
  4. Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will but Thine be done. (Luke 22:42)... Hail Mary
  5. And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven to strengthen Him.  (Luke 22:43)... Hail Mary
  6. And falling into an agony He prayed the more earnestly. (Luke 22:43) ... Hail Mary
  7. And His sweat became as drops of blood running down upon the ground. (Luke 22:44) ... Hail Mary
  8. Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said, "Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?" (Matt. 26:40)... Hail Mary
  9. Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. (Matt. 26:41)... Hail Mary
  10. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matt. 26:41)... Hail Mary
    Glory Be: Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
    Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

(announce the mystery) THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR (For the virtue of purity)...Our Father

  1. They bound Jesus and delivered Him to Pilate. And Pilate asked Him, "Art thou the king of the Jews?" (Mark 15:1-2)... Hail Mary
  2. Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world.  But thou sayest it; I am a king." (John 18:36-37)... Hail Mary
  3. This is why I was born, and why I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. (John 18:37) ... Hail Mary
  4. Then Pilate said, “I find no guilt in this man. I will therefore chastise Him and release Him." (Luke 23:4, 16)... Hail Mary
  5. Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged. (John 19:1) ... Hail Mary
  6. Oppressed and condemned, He was taken away, a man of suffering. (Isa. 53:8, 3)... Hail Mary
  7. Though He was harshly treated, He submitted, like a lamb led to the slaughter. (Isa. 53:7)... Hail Mary
  8. He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins. (Isa. 53:5)... Hail Mary
  9. It was our infirmities that He bore, our sufferings, that He endured.  (Isa. 53:4)... Hail Mary
  10. Upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by His stripes we are healed. (Isa. 53:5)... Hail Mary
    Glory Be: Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
    Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

(announce the mystery) THE CROWNING WITH THORNS (For moral courage)...Our Father

  1. Now the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard, and they stripped Him and put on Him a purple cloak. (Matt. 27:28)... Hail Mary
  2. And plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on His head, and a reed into His right hand. (Matt. 27:29)... Hail Mary
  3. And bending the knee before Him they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matt. 27:29)... Hail Mary
  4. And they spat on Him, and took the reed and kept striking Him on the head. (Matt. 27:50)... Hail Mary
  5. Pilate again went outside and said, “I bring Him out to you, that you may know that I find no guilt in Him." (John 19:4)... Hail Mary
  6. Jesus therefore came forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. (John 19:5)... Hail Mary
  7. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"  But they cried out, "Away with Him! Crucify Him!" (John 19:5, 15)... Hail Mary
  8. Why, what evil has He done?  But they kept crying out the more, "Crucify Him!" (Mark 15:14)... Hail Mary
  9. Shall I crucify your king? And the chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." (John 19:15)... Hail Mary
  10. Then he handed Him over to them to be crucified. And so they took Jesus and led Him away. (John 19:16)... Hail Mary
    Glory Be: Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
    Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

     (announce the mystery) THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS (For the virtue of patience) ...Our Father

    1. If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself. (Luke 9:23)...Hail Mary
    2. And take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (Luke 9:23)... Hail Mary
    3. And bearing the cross for Himself, He went forth to the place called "The Skull." (John 19:17)... Hail Mary
    4. And they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus. (Luke 23:26)... Hail Mary
    5. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me. (Matt. 11:29)... Hail Mary
    6. For I am meek, and humble of heart. (Matt. 11:29)... Hail Mary
    7. And you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light. (Matt. 11:29-30)... Hail Mary
    8. Now there was following Him a great crowd of people, and of women, who were bewailing and lamenting Him. (Luke 23:27)... Hail Mary
    9. Jesus, turning to them, said, "Do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children." (Luke 23:28)... Hail Mary
    10. For if in the case of the green wood they do these things, what is to happen in the case of the dry? (Luke 23:31)... Hail Mary

    Glory Be: Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
    Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

      (announce the mystery) THE CRUCIFIXION (For final perseverance) ...Our Father

    1. And when they came to the place called "The Skull,” they crucified Him. (Luke 23:33)... Hail Mary
    2. And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34)... Hail Mary
    3. And one of the robbers crucified with Him said, Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom. (Matt. 27:44; Luke  23:39, 42)... Hail Mary
    4. And Jesus said to him “Amen I say to thee this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)... Hail Mary
    5. And Jesus saw His mother and the disciple standing by, whom He loved.  (John 19:26)... Hail Mary
    6. And He said to His mother, "Woman, behold thy son." Then He said to His disciple, "Behold thy mother." (John 19:26-27)... Hail Mary
    7. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (John 19:27)... Hail Mary
    8. And the sun was darkened, and the earth quaked, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. (Luke 23:45; Matt. 27:51)... Hail Mary
    9. And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit." (Luke 23:45)  ... Hail Mary
    10. And bowing His head, He expired. (John 19:30; Luke 23:46)... Hail Mary
      Glory Be: Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
      Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. Amen


      Hail, Holy Queen: Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thy eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us O Holy Mother of God - that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!