Although the Rosary is an extremely popular prayer, many individuals struggle with it. Even those devoted to Mary sometimes find it to be a challenging and frustrating devotion. I recently wrote an article for Catholic Digest, offering 5 Simple Tips For Those Who Struggle With The Rosary…
The Rosary is a powerful devotion and abandoning it would be a mistake. Over the years, I have discovered a few things which have made it easier for me to pray this Marian devotion. With that in mind, here are five simple tips which should help you if you’re struggling with the Rosary.
1. Someone is listening
Before you start to pray, call to mind the fact that your prayer will be heard by the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Blessed Mother. You are truly speaking to them and they are listening to your words. Sometimes we’re so anxious to begin praying that we lose sight of this important fact. We are addressing our prayers to real people who are delighted by our presence.
2. Less is more
If you find yourself becoming overly distracted when you pray the entire Rosary, try praying one or two decades instead. Another option would be to split the Rosary up and pray the various decades throughout the day. Prayer is first and foremost a way to communicate with the Lord. Therefore, we should be more concerned with quality than quantity. Some of us have a tendency to get easily distracted and praying the entire Rosary can end up being one long daydreaming session.
You can check out the other 3 tips and read the full article HERE.