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Water Fast and Novena Day5/54

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1 x The Sign of the Cross
1 x Hail Mary

Hail! Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At your feet I humbly pray and offer you a crown of blood-red roses, in remembrance of the passion of your divine Son. Each ten bound together, recalling to you a sorrowful mystery, with my petition for a particular grace.

O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces and mother of all who
invoke your holy name. Do not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As you graciously receive my gift, I humbly implore you to receive my petition; from your bounty I rest assured that you will grant me the favour I so trustingly seek.

1 x Apostles’ Creed, 1 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Marys and 1 x Glory Be.


First Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in the Garden


Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Agony of Our Lord in the Garden, when, in the grotto of the Garden of Olives, Jesus saw the sins of the world unfolded before Him by Satan, who sought to dissuade Him from the sacrifice He was about to make; when, His soul shrinking from the sight, and His precious blood flowing from every pore at the vision of the torture and death He
was to undergo, your own sufferings, dear Mother, the future sufferings of His Church, and His own sufferings in the Blessed Sacrament, He cried in anguish, “Abba! Father! If it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me!”; but, immediately resigning Himself to His Father’s will, He prayed, “Not as I will, but as Thou wilt!”, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.
Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of uniformity with the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at your feet.


Second Sorrowful Mystery – The Scourging at the Pillar
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Scourging of Our Lord when, at Pilate’s command, your divine Son, stripped and bound to a pillar, was lacerated from head to foot with cruel scourges and His flesh torn away until His mortified body could bear no more, I humbly pray…


1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.
Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of mortifying my senses and lay this bouquet at your feet.

Third Sorrowful Mystery – The Crowning With Thorns
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crowning of Our Lord with thorns, when, the soldiers, binding about His head a crown of sharp thorns, showered blows upon it, driving the thorns deeply into His head; then, in mock adoration, knelt before Him, crying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”, I humbly pray…


1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.
Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of courage in tough trials and lay this bouquet at your feet.


Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Carrying of the Cross, when, with the heavy wood of the Cross upon His shoulders, your divine Son was dragged, weak and suffering, yet patient, through the streets, amidst the revilements of the people, to Calvary; falling often, but urged along by the cruel blows of His executioners, I humbly pray…

1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.
Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of patience in adversity and lay this bouquet at your feet.


Fifth Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion
Sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Crucifixion, when, your divine Son was nailed to the cross, upon which He died after three hours of indescribable agony, during which time He begged His Father forgiveness of His enemies, I humbly pray…


1 x Our Father, 10 x Hail Marys, 1 x Glory Be and 1 x Fatima Prayer.
Then say: I bind these blood-red roses with a petition for the grace of forgiveness and lay this bouquet at your feet.

The Concluding Prayers for all the Mysteries

Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, really present in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar, since I cannot now receive you under the Sacramental Veil, I beseech you, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the immaculate heart of Your most Holy Mother, and abide with me forever.


Sweet Mother Mary, I offer you this Spiritual Communion to bind my
bouquets in a wreath to place upon your brow. O my Mother! Look with favour upon my gift, and in your love obtain for me (specify request here).

After you have said the above, you conclude with the following:
1 x Hail Mary
1 x Hail Holy Queen
1 x Prayer to St Michael the Archangel
1 x Memorare
1 x The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 x Sign of the Cross

Update on Water Fasting Day 5/54

Only 49 days left ! I feel a little hungry when I see food sometimes. Usually I am only thirsty and crave high calorie drinks but still continuing to drink lemon and ginger infused water to keep the calorie levels close to zero . I had online classes today but it finished fast so mostly had a boring day. However I spent time playing games and doing my prayers. I have lost 4 kg within the 4 days need to

weight my self today. My waist size has significantly shrunk. I am looking slimmer overall. Still doing my walks and prayers. Relaxation wise I continue with my face masks and all the DIY creams.

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