Luminous Mysteries for Palliative Care
During the recitation of the rosary, we place our petition for increased palliative care and hospice care, and for the renewed protection of the rights of conscience for individuals and faith-based institutions in Our Blessed Mother’s hands to present to her Son.
1. Baptism of the Lord: We pray today for those in palliative care. That they may feel the love and compassion that their faith can bring. We pray that they feel God’s love as they did on the day of their baptism. Spiritual Fruit: Gratitude...for the gift of faith. God will hear our prayers for palliative care.
2. The Wedding of Cana: We pray today for the children and spouses of those in palliative care. That they may find solace in prayer, and in the love of God the Father during this time of their lives. We pray that they find the support they need, so that they may bring comfort to those whom they love. Spiritual Fruit: Fidelity...for continued commitment to the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: We pray today for all health care professionals. That they may be able to care for their patients in palliative care with courage and compassion. We pray that they continue their important work without the fear of having to go against their beliefs regarding the sanctity of life. Spiritual Fruit: Desire for holiness...moving us to action in support of access to palliative care and protection of rights of conscience for individuals and faith-based institutions.
4. The Transfiguration: We pray today for the families and friends who accompany those walking through their last days. That they find the support they need as their loved ones take their final walk towards the Lord. We pray that they have the courage to accompany those whom they hold dear. Spiritual Fruit: Spiritual courage...to support the sanctity of life in spite of public opinion.
5. The Institution of the Eucharist: We pray today for those in palliative care. That they might wrap themselves in God’s love and offer themselves up to Him as God gives Himself to us in the Eucharist. We pray that comfort is found in the Lord. Spiritual Fruit: Love of our Eucharistic Lord... providing strength to continue to speak for the vulnerable facing end of life.