This delightful little book contains a brief verse of Scripture prior to each Hail Mary which, taken together, help the faithful to meditate on the mystery. The Gospel story of the Wedding Feast at Cana, for example, is broken down verse by verse to assist in meditation on this second Luminous Mystery. The Annunciation to Mary is broken down, verse by verse, to assist in meditating on the first Joyful Mystery. Gospel passages on the carrying of the cross are enunciated, verse by verse, to assist in meditating on the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery. The more difficult mysteries such as the Assumption of Mary and the Crowing of Mary as Queen of Heaven are illustrated with verses from Revelations, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Song of Songs.
Here is an example of how Scripture illustrates each mystery:
The First Mystery of Light: Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan
Our Father: "And this was his message, 'After me will come one more powerful than I." (Mark 1:7)
Hail Mary: "The thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie." (Mark 1:7)
Hail Mary: "I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." (Mark 1:8)
Hail Mary: "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!'" (John 1:29)
Hail Mary: "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan." (Mark 1:9)
Hail Mary: "'I myself did not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel.'" (John 1:31)
Hail Mary: "As Jesus was coming up out of the water, John saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove." (Mark 1:10)
Hail Mary: "The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit." (John 1:33)
Hail Mary: "And a voice came from heaven: 'You are My Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased.'" (Mark 1:11)
Hail Mary: "At once the Spirit sent Him out into the desert." (Mark 1:12)
Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, Luminous Mysteries. Scripture reflections on each bead of the Rosary for each mystery.