Friday, 2 September 2016

Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary October 7 2016

A Healing Prayer

Introduction :

For many people the Rosary is an important aspect in their lives. It is a simple prayer and a soothing prayer.

For those, with a life long devotion to the rosary it will seem strange to know that there are people who find it hard to say. But, such people exist in this world of ours.

Rushing through Life :

This is a Frenetic Age in which we live. Everything is instant -- Fast Food, Jet Aircraft, Fax Machines, Computers, and Smart Phones.

Press a switch and a device comes on, press another button and the Air Conditioner or Heating Device comes on.

Television, Computers, Smart Phones, and CD Players are all at the command of a button.

At work it is rush, rush, everywhere as we dash from Office to the Xerox Machine and back to the Office again.

We are attuned to speeding and find relaxing very difficult.

It is exactly the same when we come to say our Rosary. We must slow down and concentrate if we are to get any meaning out of the various mysteries of the Rosary.

But it is not so easy today, to say the "Family Rosary". seldom are all the members of a modern catholic family together at the same time.

It is quite trying for the children of this age to say the Rosary in a restless and rushing world they are accustomed to.

Healing Power :

Today, Young People seem to be interested in meditation. They could be taught to realize that the Rosary is one of the oldest forms of meditation. The Older Generation, discovered a healing power in the rhythm of the beads slipping through their fingers. The Older Generation had a wisdom which Young Catholics could well study.

In Our Lady's Apparitions to Saint Bernadette, Our Lady asked for the Rosary to be said. So, She must have set a high value on it.

Conclusion and Helpful Suggestions :

Don't start out by saying a whole rosary specially if you are unaccustomed to it. Say 1 or 2 Decades instead.

Try to be relaxed and give yourself most importantly time.

Finally, Practice makes Perfect. We can start with one decade, but eventually we could end up saying all 5 decades.

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Intercede for all Young People.

Credits and References :

A Prayer that Heals
By Eithne Murphy
Pages 18-19
Don Bosco's Madonna, Mumbai
October 2007
Vol - 9, N0-6

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