Guided Rosary Intentions for when a loved one is sick
Guided Rosary Meditations to help you pray for those who are sick
When I have wanted to pray the Rosary for someone I love who is sick, sometimes my mind is stuck in a loop asking, “God, please heal him! God, please heal her!” over and over again. My thoughts do not get past this one intention. Having an intention I can read as I pray is very helpful at these times.
If you are looking for Rosary meditations to pray when a loved one is sick, look no further. These intentions can be helpful when you don’t know what words to say but you want to pray with more focus.
Use the 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.
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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 friend who is sick, that he will recognize God’s voice, listen to God in his life, and follow where God leads him, as Mary did.
The second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, when Mary visits Elizabeth. Pray that your friend will allow people to visit her, even when she does not feel her best so she may be comforted.
For the third Joyful Mystery, the Nativity of Jesus, pray that your friend will think of how lovingly the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph care for the infant Jesus and place himself in their arms as well so he can feel the peace and comfort of their love and prayers.
As you pray the fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, ask God to help your friend to offer her sufferings as a sacrifice to God, presenting herself to Him with all her pain and sorrows as well as her joys.
During the fifth Joyful Mystery, the Finding of Jesus in the Temple by Mary and Joseph, pray for your friend, that he will seek out Jesus and never stop pursuing Him.
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 friend that she will seek the Sacraments for comfort and healing during her sickness.
The second Luminous Mystery is Jesus’ first public miracle at the wedding feast at Cana when He turned water into wine. Pray that your friend, that he will see the water of his illness turned into wine that is a blessing in his life and in the lives of others. May he draw closer to God at this time of suffering.
For the third Luminous Mystery, the proclamation of the kingdom of Heaven by Jesus, pray that your friend will not turn away from God during her illness, but turn to God and immerse herself in His love and care.
As you pray the fourth Luminous Mystery, the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain, ask God to heal your friend of his illness and that this illness will help your friend to transform even more into the person God calls him to be.
During the fifth Luminous Mystery, the institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, pray for your friend, that she will be able to receive the sacraments during her illness that they will not only nourish her soul but help to heal her body as well.
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 friend, that he will unite his sufferings with those of Christ and know that his own sufferings are not without merit. They can be a sacrifice for himself and for others.
The second Sorrowful Mystery is the scourging at the pillar. Jesus is cruelly whipped until He is almost unrecognizable. Pray that your friend may know Jesus loves her so much that He underwent tremendous suffering for her. Pray that she knows that Jesus is with her as she suffers during her illness.
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 friend may not despair during his sickness, but have a deep inner peace as he contemplates Jesus’ great love for him.
As you pray the fourth Sorrowful Mystery, Jesus carries His cross, ask God to help your friend bear her cross of illness with grace and peace. May she walk side by side with Jesus in her suffering and rely on Him and His help instead of fighting against Him.
During the fifth Sorrowful Mystery, the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross, pray for your friend, that he will know that he is not alone in his suffering, that Jesus suffers with him and wants to help and comfort him.
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 friend, that she knows with certainty that she will rise again with Jesus and that life on earth is temporary.
The second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension, when Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after He rose from the dead. Pray that your friend has confidence that Jesus cares deeply for Him and listens to all of his prayers as they rise to God in Heaven.
For the third Glorious Mystery, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and disciples in the upper room, pray that your friend will be filled with the peace and love of the Holy Spirit, that she will have confidence knowing God is with her at every moment.
As you pray the fourth Glorious Mystery, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, pray that your friend will have confidence that Jesus will hear the Blessed Virgin Mary’s prayers for him.
During the fifth Glorious Mystery, Jesus’ crowing of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth, pray for your friend, that she will one day see the glory of Heaven.
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.