Guided Rosary Intentions for Your Children
Guided Rosary Meditations for Your Children to Be Close to God
Our children. We love them and want the best for them, and desire deep in our hearts for them to love God and be faithful to Him. We pray for our children starting before they are ever born, for them to love God and follow Him in their lives. But as they grow up, that does not always happen.
Should I nag them? No. Should I remind them constantly about God and how amazing He is? No. It is so tempting to do these things, though, when we see our children grow up and distance themselves from God.
Can I pray for them? YES. Can I be an example of love and faith to them? YES. Can I always be here for them? YES.
If you are looking for Rosary meditations to pray for your children to be close to God, look no further. We want to pray with love and faith, not fear and desperation. We know our children are really God’s children, not ours. We can trust Him to lead and guide them. And, as St. Monica prayed for years for the conversion of her son St. Augustine, we can pray for our children.
Use these Rosary meditations as they are written, adapt them as you wish, or use them as a springboard to create your own meditations.
What is a Rosary meditation? It is simply an idea to focus on while you pray. For example, if you are praying for a friend who is sick and are praying the sorrowful mysteries, you can pray for your friend to unite their sufferings with Jesus’ sufferings.
If you need to review the prayers of the Rosary, you can find them here: The Rosary
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The Joyful Mysteries.
The first Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel came to Mary to ask her to be the Mother of God. Pray for your child/children to have a heart for God as Mary did and say “yes” to God when He calls them.
The second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, when Mary visits Elizabeth. Pray that your child/children find joy in visiting Jesus at Mass, in celebrating the Liturgy, and in receiving Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
For the third Joyful Mystery, the Nativity of Jesus, pray that your child/children will love and serve God in their lives. May they know God deep in their hearts and teach their own children about Him.
As you pray the fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, ask God to help your child/children to have a deep and abiding faith in Him. May they love God and be willing to sacrifice for Him.
During the fifth Joyful Mystery, the Finding of Jesus in the Temple by Mary and Joseph, pray for your child/children to look to God in all things. May they find comfort and love in the Church, the Sacraments, and the Word of God in the Bible.
Are you looking for a way to make praying the Rosary more personal and meaningful? Rosary Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries is designed to help you pray the Joyful Mysteries with more focus.
The first Luminous Mystery is the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River when St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus at Jesus’ request. Pray for your child/children, that through the merits and graces of their baptism they may be a light in the world to others.
The second Luminous Mystery is Jesus’ first public miracle at the wedding feast at Cana when He turned water into wine. Pray that your child/children will understand that God can transform their lives. They do not need to be perfect, just offer themselves to God and allow Him to work in their lives.
For the third Luminous Mystery, the proclamation of the kingdom of Heaven by Jesus, pray that your child/children will take to heart the teachings of Jesus. That they will know without a doubt that Jesus is God and He loves them beyond measure.
As you pray the fourth Luminous Mystery, the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain, ask God allows your child/children to be transformed in Him. May your child/children see God for Who He is, be in awe of Him, and love Him wholeheartedly.
During the fifth Luminous Mystery, the institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, pray for your child/children, that they will receive the Sacraments often and worthily. May they always stay close to Jesus’ Church on earth and love Him more and more each day.
The first Sorrowful Mystery is the Agony in the Garden. Jesus sweat blood as He contemplated dying for the sins of the whole world. Pray for your child/children, that they will not cause Jesus any more pain from sin, but turn to Jesus for forgiveness and in love. May they know how much Jesus loves them.
The second Sorrowful Mystery is the scourging at the pillar. Jesus is cruelly whipped until He is almost unrecognizable. Pray that your child/children may know how destructive sin is for them and for Jesus. May they turn from sin and embrace Jesus out of great love for Him.
In the third Sorrowful Mystery, the crowning with thorns, we remember how the soldiers created a crown made out of thorns and pushed it down on Jesus’ head, puncturing His skin and causing Him even more injuries. Pray that your child/children may understand the sacrifices Jesus offered for them because He loves them so immensely. May they accept His love.
As you pray the fourth Sorrowful Mystery, Jesus carries His cross, ask God to help your child/children to not feel so burdened with things in their lives that they turn away from God. Pray that they will always see Jesus walking beside them, helping them to carry their cross. May they find love and comfort in Jesus.
During the fifth Sorrowful Mystery, the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross, pray for child/children, that they will spend time with Jesus at the foot of His cross, pouring out their hearts to Him in love. May they know how deeply God cares for them.
The first Glorious Mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus, when He rose from the dead three days after He died on the cross. Pray for your child/children, that they will not let their sin distance them from God, but know that Jesus is the Resurrection and the life and He is waiting for them with open arms.
The second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension, when Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after He rose from the dead. Pray that your child/children have confidence in God to love them, protect them, and take care of their needs. May they trust in God even when they do not understand events going on in their lives.
For the third Glorious Mystery, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and disciples in the upper room, pray that your child/children will be filled with the Holy Spirit and desire to let God lead them in their lives.
As you pray the fourth Glorious Mystery, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, pray that your child/children will have a great love for Mary, ask her to pray for them, and follow her example of love and faithfulness to God.
During the fifth Glorious Mystery, Jesus’ crowing of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth, pray for your child/children will one day see God face to face in the glory of Heaven. May they have hope and faith that they will be in Heaven with God one day.
More resources for your Rosary meditations.
If you are looking for more Rosary resources, you can find meditations for your spouse, your children, yourself, priests, the Church, and the world in these posts:
Would you like to have your own copy of the Rosary Meditations for all of the Mysteries on the topics of praying for your spouse, your children, yourself, priests, the Church, and the world, plus copies of the Rosary Reflection Guide and Benefits of Praying the Rosary? You can find out more and get your copy here: Rosary Meditations
Rosary Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries is designed to help you pray the Joyful Mysteries with more focus.