Conversation Corner
Family Corner (Praying the Rosary--October 2003)

How does praying the rosary draw you closer to God and others?


Date: 11/23/2003 12:47:52 PM
Name or Pseudonym: KRP
Subject: Why not both?

When I pray the rosary, I use the set prayers throughout, and find that contemplating the mysteries and the repetitious prayer is very comforting and brings me closer to God (through Mary and Jesus). When I get back to the crucifix, I then speak informally to God, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Holy Spirit, and the Heavenly Host (angels and saints), asking them to hear a few of my most important petitions. Finally, I ask the Holy Spirit to bring me wisdom, patience, love, and strength/courage...and I sit or lay quietly in receptive meditation. This way, I experience set prayer, informal prayer, and meditation, all in one! Hope that helps.

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