Victories of the Rosary MInibook
Title: Victories of the Rosary
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Victories of the Rosary
“All we can do now, is pray!” When all else fails, when there is nothing left to do, we pray. A last ditch effort; we’ve tried everything else; it’s out of our control; now all that is left is to pray. Instead, we should begin by praying, recognizing that the most powerful tool we have is Prayer.
Saint Paul said: “Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the Principalities and the Powers, against the world rulers of the present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness on high.”
Now, we are in the best of times; we are in the worst of times. Our battle is not with humans, as St. Paul tells us. It is truly a battle, possibly the final battle for our souls and those precious souls of our families. What is the armor of God? What better armor can you wear than that of the Virgin Mary? Who did you run to when you were a child? Wasn’t it to Mama? We need our Mama. I remember when I was a child, and I would have a nightmare. Who did I run to?
My mother! And what did she say? “Did you pray before you fell asleep?” Each time, I had forgotten to pray. Then, when she sent me back to my bed with, “Now say your prayers and you won’t have any more bad dreams.” I really didn’t have too much confidence that it would work. Although her reassuring words turned out to be prophecy, I never believed. But, it always worked!
“Put on the armor of God.” Who was chosen by God to bring into the world His Son, to care for Him, to parent Him, to teach Him, to protect Him, to love and cherish Him? Was it not Mother Mary? Did Jesus not perform His first Miracle through the intercession of the Blessed Mother? As we journey with Jesus and Mary in this book, we see how many times the Mother of God, and our Mother, interceded for us, how many times she had to make the decision for us, at the cost of her most precious Son. And she said yes! If she did that, knowing her Son would suffer, how much more would she do now, as we turn to her, praying the Rosary, the one hundred and fifty roses we place into a bouquet for her.
The Lord and His Mother, the Angels and the Saints have always been interwoven. When we wrote of the Miracles of the Eucharist, we not only learned more about the Holy Eucharist, we discovered Mother Mary and her connection with the Eucharist. We encountered the Saints: how they lived and died for the Eucharist. We learned of the presence of the Angels during the Mass. When we wrote of Mother Mary we became more fervently aware of the Eucharist, the Saints and the Angels. When we wrote of the Saints, we could see the love they had for the Eucharist, how they all turned to Mother Mary and how many relied on the help of the Angels. We could see the work of the Angels in Jesus and Mary’s life and in the lives of the Saints.
Victories of the Rosary