First Sorrowful Mystery
Let Us Reflect:
About to be betrayed, Our Lord prays in the Garden of Jessamine. He sees our sins, which He will die for; He sees those who will be lost, He sweats blood.
“... He went, according to His custom, to the mount of Olives... and kneeling down, He prayed... And His sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground... And he that was called Judas, ... drew near to Jesus, to kiss Him. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man with a kiss?” (Luke22:39, 41, 44, 47-48)
Let Us Pray:
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this decade in honor of Thy mortal Agony in the Garden of Olives and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, the grace of perfect sorrow for our sins and the virtue of perfect obedience to Thy Holy Will.