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Why is the rosary so important? Let’s Explore

Why is the rosary so important? Let’s Explore

One of the most important prayer that is so dear to the hearts of every Catholics is the Rosary. It is a powerful prayer of intercession to the Blessed Mother. Praying the rosary is promoted as a means of strengthening one’s faith, resisting evil, growing spiritually, and generally benefiting society

History of the Rosary

The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, “The rosary.” Catholics ask the Blessed Mother to bring their prayers to Her Divine Son and plead for His aid. Catholics bring Rosary intentions to Mary with the hope that their request will be answered

The Rosary as a Prayer

The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s) and one Glory Be (Glori Patri).

The first prayer in the Rosary is the Apostles’ Creed. It is called the Apostles’ Creed not because it was composed by the apostles themselves, but because it expresses their teachings. The original form of the creed came into use around A.D. 125, and the present form dates from the 400s. It reads:

“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.”

Protestants, when they say the prayer, refer to the (lower-cased) “holy catholic church,” using “catholic” to refer to the universal church, not implying any connection with the (upper-case) Catholic Church, which is based in Rome. This is despite the fact that the term “catholic” was already used to refer to a particular, visible Church by the second century and has already lost its broader meaning of “universal. Despite these differences, Protestants embrace the Apostles’ Creed without reluctance, seeing it as embodying basic Christian truths as they understand them.

The next prayer in the rosary is Our Father or the Pater Noster (from its opening words in Latin). This is also known as the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer is even more acceptable to Protestants because Jesus Himself taught it to His disciples. It is given in the Bible in two slightly difference versions, the first referenced in Matthew 6:9-13 and the second referenced in Luke 11:2-4. The one given in Matthew is the one commonly said.

The following prayer in the Rosary is the Hail Mary which is really at the center of the devotion. It is a prayer to Mary. While many Protestants assume it’s unbiblical, it does have roots in Scripture. The prayer begins, “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” This is the same greeting the angel Gabriel gave Mary in Luke 1:28. The next part reads:

“Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of the womb, Jesus.” This was what Mary’s cousin Elizabeth said to her in Luke 1:42. The only thing that has been added to these two verses is the names “Jesus” and “Mary.” The second part of the Hail Mary is not taken straight from Scripture, but it is biblical in the thoughts it expresses. It reads: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.”

The forth prayer in the rosary is the Glory Be, sometimes called the Gloria or Gloria Patri. This reads:

“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As is it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” The Gloria is a brief of praise in which all Christians can join.

Finally, the rosary ends with the closing prayer. This is called the Hail Queen (Salve Regina), sometimes called the Hail Holy Queen. It is the most commonly recited prayer in the praise of Mary, after the Hail Mary itself. It generally reads:

“Hall holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

The Rosary is the whole story of Jesus about coming into the world through a young woman, whose name is Mary as Isaiah prophesied. It started with the Annunciation by Angel Gabriel in Luke 1:28 down to death and Resurrection even up to his Ascension. Its a powerful meditation tool for our life.

 

Here Are 10 Short And Powerful Prayers You Can Pray During The Day

Here Are 10 Short And Powerful Prayers You Can Pray During The Day

Don’t have any time to pray daily? Try these powerful prayers that only take seconds to pray.

Have you ever been moved to a silent or vocal burst of prayer? “Lord, help me!” is the short, powerful prayer phrase we probably use most often. But the Church has a long tradition of easily memorized short prayers of praise and contrition — called aspirations — that can be brought to our minds and our lips at any time during the day. They may have developed in response to St. Paul’s admonition to “pray without ceasing.”

Our daily lives don’t always allow for worship. We might not be able to make it to daily Mas or to give time to the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. But we can pray short, powerful prayers of adoration, praise, and penabnce any time, anywhere.

The beauty of this kind of prayer is that it allows a person to turn to God during work, school or any other activity. Aspirations are easily memorized and don’t require anything else besides a heart open to God’s love. When prayed in faith, they can raise a person’s soul from the mundane cares of life to the spiritual heights of grace. And this practice has the potential to sanctify your life.

Because these are prayers from your heart — prayed spontaneously when you are moved to worship — they need not be formalized in any way. In Henry Morton Robinson’s classic novel The Cardinal, Dennis Fermoyle — the trolley motorman and father of the book’s priest-protagonist — drove a route that took him past churches. Every time he passed one, he would tip his hat and utter an aspiration such as “Blessed be Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar,” or “Praised be the Holy Family!”

Below are 10 short prayers that can be easily memorized. If you are new to aspirations (which your grandparents might have called “ejaculations,” from the Latin for bursting forth), you might write a few of your favorites on a card to keep in your pocket or purse as a reminder, until you get accustomed to praying this way. After a few weeks you’ll find that it is almost second nature for you to pour out a bit of praise and raise your heart to God.

1. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

2. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee.

3. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.

4. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

5. My God, and my all!

6. Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things.

7. Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, on fire with love of us, inflame our hearts with love of Thee.

8. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine.

9. Blessed be God.

10. Heart of Jesus burning with love of us, inflame our hearts with love of Thee.

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Pray This Daily To Heal Your Body and Soul From Every Demonic Act

Pray This Daily To Heal Your Body and Soul From Every Demonic Act

Dear God, the doctor of souls and bodies, who sent your beloved Son Jesus Christ to heal all evil and heal all disease and save the human race from the death of sin and expelled Satan the Genius and all his evil angels from the height of heaven To the depth of the earth ..

O Lord, heal your creation from all the pain of the soul and the flesh, and from every devilish act by the grace of Jesus, your beloved Son, deliver it and keep it from all that is holy in your holy cross, and defile the unclean spirits that have no share and fellowship with them.

All the power of the invisible and invisible enemies of the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Mary .. and the preaching of St. Anthony and all of your saints … and do good deeds and thank you for the abundance of your mercy to her the right of our Lord Jesus Christ your only son with whom it is fitting for you glory and your Holy Spirit forever .. Amen .. And for the son ..

Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, for whom we are human beings, and for our salvation, you have become a human being from Mary the virgin, with your pain and your living death, crushed the gates of hell, tied the strong and strengthened us to plunder his possessions. .

Yes, Lord, you are the one who brought out the choir of demons and ordered the unclean spirits to come out of the guide and to move away from them. I said to your messenger, “I have given you authority to trample the serpents and the scorpions and all the enemy’s forces.” Save your master, your slave / your nation from all harm.

In the darkness, and from the devil of the afternoon, so that your servant may sing with your divine support and with the prayers of your mother, the Virgin Mary, the Holy and Blessed Virgin Mary and the reserve of the angel of angels, in faith, hope and love, saying, “Lord, help me.

The man does to me “because you are my help, my strength and my destiny, do not be afraid of evil, and you are worthy of glory with your son and your soul. Doos now, all the time and forever .. Amen .. and the Holy Spirit ..

The Holy Spirit, the paraclete who emanates from the Father and the Savior, and who is glorified with the Father and the Son, who appeared at the head of our Lord Jesus Christ with a dove and above the holy apostles.

All its harmful action, let him go away and depart from the body and the same creature of this devil the devil and the devil unclean and all race of unclean races.

Yes, Lord, we beseech you, beseeching you not to take over any of its members, nor to itself, nor to, nor to destroy anything in it, against the Holy Cross, which is with it, and to preserve it so that it may always be peaceful everywhere, with the intercession of the Mother of God, Mary and our Blessed Father Antonius and All the saints and glorify you Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son forever .. Amen

The power of the Lord, the Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, will be with all those who pray and guard them and save them from all harm to the soul and body through the intercession of the Holy Mother of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary and all other saints. Amen

And the flood of the LORD will disperse, and all his enemies will be scattered, and flee before his face, whom they hate, and be scattered, as the smoke evaporates, and the wax dissolves from the fire. Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever .. Amen

O God, who has given St. Anthony your servant the grace to vanquish and trample all demonic forces, give your creation, this student your help, to be pure and safe from all the works of the devils and from all the damage of the soul and the flesh against our Lord Jesus Christ with whom you must be glory and honor and with your Holy Spirit.Amen

The Prayer Pope St. John Paul II Prayed Every Day: So Simple

The Prayer Pope St. John Paul II Prayed Every Day: So Simple

The Prayer Pope St. John Paul II Prayed Every Day

It became a habit when he was 11 years old and struggling with his math class.

In January of 1980, John Paul II told a group from the Charismatic Renewal:

From the time I was little, I learned to pray to the Holy Spirit. When I was 11, I was feeling sad because I was having a lot of trouble with math. My dad showed me in a little book the hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus,” and he told me, “Pray this and you’ll see that He’ll help you to understand.” I’ve been praying this hymn every day for more than 40 years, and I’ve seen how much the Divine Spirit helps us.

Here is a typical English translation of the Latin text

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen.