My Rosaries

by Terri

No matter what your religion or caste, color or creed, the one thing that remains the same is the faith in prayer. Every believer has a certain level of faith in his or her Almighty, the creator, the guider.

Christians have rosary beads and holy water, Muslims have 'Tasbeeh' and 'Ab-e-zam zam', Hindus have 'Gangajal ' and 'japa mala'. The essence of prayer remains the same.

Beads require a certain amount of concentration and of course repetition. This repetition is what makes the mode of prayer so strong.

When you repeat something over and over again, you tend to start believing in it. Your fingers, your tongue, your heart and mind are all in one rhythm, repeating the name of Lord.

Miracles happen to only those who believe in them. At least, that's what I believe. I keep my rosary beads close to me at all times. At night, they lie under my pillow just in case I have a bad dream and get up in the middle of the night. Every time I am overcome with anxiety or frustration, worry or sorrow, my beads help me get through it all.

People argue that why is it important to recite on beads when it can very well be done without them as well. The answer is simple. The beads help you to repeat and strengthen your own belief system. If you pray without the beads, you will give up or become distracted after reading the prayer a few times. Your mind will wander off elsewhere and your hands will start to do something else. All the body parts will not unite in one act and thus, the spirit of prayer will diminish.

Time and again, I have tested my rosary beads and have never been disappointed. The energy I derive from them is more powerful than anything I have experienced in life.

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