1st Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in the Garden
Jesus experienced great agony and showed you the way to confront your own sufferings. You must imitate Jesus and turn to God in prayer at these times. When you pray remember to be open to God’s will for you even as you ask Him to relieve your sufferings just as Jesus did at Gethsemane. .
2nd Sorrowful Mystery – The Scourging at the Pillar
The whips that scourged Jesus were caused by our sins. With Jesus’ scourging in mind commit yourself to never again offend God by keeping your thoughts, words and deeds pure. …
3rd Sorrowful Mystery – Crowning with Thorns
When thinking of the terrible crown of thorns Jesus was forced to wear, keep in mind He wore this crown in expiation for the sins of thought. Keep your mind free from trouble. Do not worry endlessly or be anxious about anything. Keep your thoughts holy and fixed on Jesus and things that are not of this world.
4th Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of the Cross
Jesus’ patience is the focus of His agonizing way of the cross. Jesus embraced His cross because it was the will of God and the purpose of His mission to redeem fallen man. You must follow Jesus’ example by embracing the trials and sufferings of your daily life and uniting them to His sufferings.
5th Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion
The crucifixion is Jesus’ ultimate act of redemption. This act of redemption was necessary because God being a just God desired that mankind make reparation for the disobedience of Adam and Eve. Only man could repair for his sin. For this reason, God became man in the Person of Jesus and suffered and died on the cross. Jesus did this for you. In return, you must strive to increase in all the virtues and persevere in faith.