DON’T JUST SAY THE ROSARY BUT PRAY THE ROSARY Saint Dominic was encouraged by our Blessed Mother to bring about changes in his society by praying through Mary to Jesus. The power that came through these prayers was not just the focus on our Blessed Mother, Mary, but also on the Mysteries that were the focus on each day, Mysteries that would teach those who meditated on them the content of their faith. In one sense, all one needs to know about their Christian faith is the whole of the Rosary - the Apostles creed and the Mysteries. To meditate on these, to plunder the depth of them is to enter into the rich heritage of our faith, taking us deep into the person of Mary and Jesus, into the throne room of God where our prayers are being heard. IT IS A POWERFUL ACTION THAT WE ARE DOING! It must be noted too that we should not just say the Rosary but PRAY the Rosary. Prayer is not a one sided talk with God. It should be a dialogue where we speak and allow time for listening. There are many who say the Rosary, recite it each day, in a rote way and are done with it. Though this is not bad in itself, we all can say the Rosary more powerfully for our families. As we do so, we are grabbing the attention of Mary and the powerful assistance of Jesus Christ our Lord. We enter the Holy of Holies and are communing with them. Let’s do our best not to rush through these holy moments. And instead of SAYING the Rosary, PRAY it. Be open to God’s voice as you talk with him. He wants to carry on a conversation with you. And he will do this as your pray the Rosary for each family member. He will stop you, at times, make you slow down and help you to pray specific, powerful requests as you intercede for a family member. This means REAL PRAYER will be happening - not just you doing all the talking. You will be dialoguing with God as you pray through the Rosary. In this book, we are focusing on PRAYING the Rosary for our family. As we pray, we are bringing each family member to Mary as she brings them before Jesus who loves us and continues to give us his best.
Dr. Paul J. Young, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1501065858, ISBN 13: 9781501065859