Many non-Catholics think that the Rosary is a prayer to Mary, but that is a big mistake. Mary is only as a prince of actual prayers Rosary prayers are prayers to the Lord Jesus. Many Catholics are reluctant to diligently pray the Rosary because they are lazy, busy and so on. But you need to know that the Rosary is the most heard prayer because of the frequent occurrence of miracles of life for those who have felt it. With our routine prayer the Rosary makes us never stop giving thanks and make requests to the One and Only God. All the prayers in the Rosary are converted into one prayer.
The Rosary Prayer is a prayer that is indeed sourced from the Scriptures, recognized and encouraged by the Catholic Church. Routine rosaries are usually carried out in each ward that has been divided by the church per domicile, each ward has several families and from there it has been scheduled by the ward leader when the time and placement of the Rosary prayer per day, please note that every Christian family registered as a member of the Catholic Church must have received turn to worship in his house. But you also need to know that the Rosary does not impose on any family that is scheduled for the Rosary.
Rosary necklace or bracelet that helps you count the number of prayers and where you have prayed the Hail Marys. It is not mandatory but in order to facilitate us, and we can replace it with our ten fingers.
People to pray together (in this case usually the schedule set by each ward to pray together) with this we can also invite a family or even our relatives, our ward to reflect on the events of Christ in the Rosary prayer. "For where two or three are gathered together for me, I am in the midst of them" Matthew 18:20.
The prayers found in the Rosary Prayer
As we know how to pray the Rosary, the most characteristic element is the Hail Mary in chain, but the peak of the Hail Mary itself is the name of Jesus. Catholics usually use the rosary necklace as a complement to the Rosary and to make it easier to calculate the Hail Mary. Rosary Prayer is not only Hail Mary, but there are also other prayers as below:
The Apostle's Creed
I Believe in God, Almighty Father, Creator of heaven and Earth, And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord. The one who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, was born by the virgin Mary. The one who suffered suffering, during the reign of Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. Who came down to the waiting place, on the third day rose among the dead. Who ascends to heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the fellowship of the Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and eternal life. Amen.
Our Father who is in heaven, glorified Your name, Your kingdom comes, Be your will, on Earth as in Heaven. Give us fortune today, and forgive our mistakes, As we also forgive those who wronged us, and do not enter us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, Lord with you, Praise be to you among women, and praise to the fruit of your body Jesus. Saint Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and when we die. Amen.
Glory, Praise, and the Fatima Prayer
Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, As in the beginning, now, always and throughout all ages. Amen, praise the name of Jesus, Mary, Joseph. Now and forever. Dear Jesus, please forgive our sins, Save us from the fire of Hell, and send souls to heaven, especially souls who desperately need Your mercy. Amen.
Meaning and How to Do the Rosary in Worship
The point of not burdening is not having to provide heavy or light food, enough to provide mineral water because if there are too many dishes for our purpose to pray the Rosary is disrupted. Prayers of the Rosary are also held in May (in honor of the Blessed Mother), and also in October. But we can also do the Rosary ourselves as an afterthought and a revelation of the events of Jesus Christ which was conceived by the virgin Mary until He died on the cross. This repeated prayer helps us to focus on the mystery of salvation under contemplation, but it is meaningless if we cannot built by our faith and belief in the mystery of salvation.
The correct way to Rosary Prayer, in the way to pray the Rosary there are systematic prayer sequences, Here is the correct way to Rosary:
Conduct an initial opening in prayer before starting as follows: in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Do the next step with a prayer that has been formed, namely I Believe.
After that by continuing some Glory in the prayer.
Take steps Praised by the straightforward and complete utterance.
After that, do the Lord's prayer completely and in accordance with the correct content.
Say some greetings after praying such as Greetings from the Daughter of God the Father. Hail Mary.
After that, say some other greetings such as Greetings from the Mother of God the Son.
Say some of the last greetings in faith, namely the greetings of the bride and groom of God the Holy Spirit.
Do some Glory chanting to complete.
Start chanting with Praise.
Starting to do the first (Happy / Light / Sad / Glorious) Event to the fourth time by saying several prayers such as: Our Father, Hail Mary as 10 times in the first event onwards, Glory, Praise, Yes Jesus as the last supplication and closing.
The events of the Rosary
Here I will explain how to pray the correct Rosary, but before that I will explain briefly about the Rosary. The Rosary is synonymous with Catholics, which is a reflection for Catholics. For Catholics the prayer of the Rosary has a deep meaning to reflect on the events of the Scriptures, therefore if we really do the Rosary prayer with full appreciation it means that we pray according to the Scriptures because in the Rosary prayer there is a prayer of faith that we believe. Believe ”, the Lord's Prayer as taught by Jesus Christ, and the Hail Mary's Prayer. As for the events that are carried out during the Rosary Prayer, these events are a form of appreciation of the incarnation and times of Jesus such as birth, service, sacrifice to death on the cross. These events are divided into 4 parts, namely:
Joyful Events (During Advent and Christmas, Monday and Saturday), namely: Mary received good news from the angel Gabriel (Luke 1: 26-38), Mary visited her sister Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-45), Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Luke 2: 1-7), Jesus was presented in the Temple (Luke 2: 22-40), Jesus was found in the Temple (Luke 2: 41-52)
Bright Events (During the Fast, on Tuesdays and Fridays), namely: Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River (Matthew 3: 13-17), Jesus revealed Himself at the wedding ceremony in Cana (John 2: 1-12), Jesus preached the kingdom of God and called for repentance (Matthew 3: 2, 4: 17-23, Mark 1:15), Jesus manifested His glory (Matthew 17: 1-9), Jesus instituted the Eucharist (Mark 14: 22-23, Luke 22: 19-29) ).
Sad Events (During the time of the meaning of Easter, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday), namely: Jesus prayed to His Father in death (Luke 22: 39-46), Jesus was flogged (John 19: 1), Jesus was crowned with thorns (John 19: 2-3), Jesus carried His cross to Mount Calvary (Luke 23: 26-32), Jesus died on the cross (Luke 23: 44-49).
Glorious Events (Only on Thursday), namely: Jesus rose from the dead (Luke 24: 1-12), Jesus ascended to heaven (Luke 24: 50-53), the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles (Acts 2: 1-13), Mary was taken to heaven (1Corinthians 15:23), Mary was crowned in heaven (Revelation 12: 1)
Blessings in the Rosary for Catholics
It has been explained above about the correct way to pray the Rosary, more than that the Rosary is our gratitude for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ while on Earth to redeem his sinful children. Because of the abundant blessing of the Rosary, we will continue to be diligent in praying the Rosary both personally and in the environment, as follows:
Sinners are forgiven.
Thirsty souls are refreshed.
The poor find help.
Those who were in chains got their straps broken.
Those who are tried are found peace.
Who doesn't care is taught.
The faithful are renewed.
The living learn to conquer pride.
Those who cry find happiness.
Keep away from evil, darkness, temptations, other negative things.
Pain, trauma and distress were eliminated.
Enriched spiritually and physically.
Live in the peace of Christ.
Lost souls are healed.
All prayers answered.
Be drawn near by the love of God the Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
We have explained how the correct Rosary is, for those of you who are learning about the Rosary, deepening the events of Jesus Christ found in the Rosary. Because in our faith, we also have to understand how the struggle of Christ who has redeemed our sins since the conception of Mary until her death on the Cross. And hopefully we can also be more diligent in praying the Rosary because in fact all the prayers are contained in the Rosary Prayer. The love of Christ and the mercy of Our Lady is always with us.
Quick tips to memorize the steps to pray the Rosary with ease, as follows:
If you are a beginner in doing the Rosary prayer, you don't memorize the prayers in the Rosary, especially the Hail Mary prayer, you should use the guide paper that is usually provided or also look in the Praise of Gratitude book because it is complete.
If you are nervous to find your turn to say Hail Mary's prayer, remember that the Lord Jesus is always beside us, so pray with all your heart.
If it is not possible for you not to bring a rosary necklace or bracelet, you can use your fingers, but only as a suggestion to make it easier and to make us more absorbed in praying the Rosary, it would be nice if we wear a Rosary necklace or bracelet.
Hopefully this article can deepen us about the true Rosary Prayer and be able to be a witness of Christ in this World and make us closer and more familiar with the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ who has sacrificed and fought on this Earth.