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Any non Catholics pray the Rosary?

Discussion in 'Christian Denominations DIR' started by SearchingForGod, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. SearchingForGod

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    Do any non Catholic Christians here pray the rosary or just use rosary beads for general prayers? If so, why? And if you're not using them to pray to Mary, as is done in the rosary, then how are you using them? Just curious because I just bought some rose scented rosary beads the other day and I want to use them, to pray to Jesus or God only, if that is possible.
     
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    It's prayer "through Mary" as the prayer asks Mary to "...pray for us...". Catholics believe that the living can pray for those whom had died and ask them to help, thus "...the communion of saints...".
     
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    You can say the Jesus Prayer on any of the beads that you would normally assign a Hail Mary to. The Jesus Prayer is "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner." This is a very famous Orthodox/Eastern Catholic prayer, and it has been used for centuries. Or you can pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
     
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    Yep, and it also is often used like a "mantra", namely saying the Rosary while meditating on some other aspect of faith at the same time.

    The unfortunate thing is all too many Christian denominations, including the Protestant church that I grew up in, got away from the use of meditation on things spiritual that relate to Christian teachings. John the Baptist, Jesus, the prophets, etc. used meditation as we read in the scriptures.
     
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