Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rosary Challenge: Pray One Rosary for Each Member of Your Family Every Day

Recently, I was reading a book called The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare by Johnnette Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan. Towards the beginning, we see a description of a grandmother who would pray a Rosary for each of her grandchildren every day. She had thirteen grandchildren.

The prayerful grandmother gave me an idea. What if we all challenged ourselves to pray a Rosary for each member of our families? What if you prayed a Rosary every day for your spouse, your children, your parents, your siblings each - whoever is in your immediate family?

If the prospect of so much prayer seems daunting, perhaps you could start with just one decade each. Or if even that is too daunting, how about one Our Father, One Hail Mary, and One Glory Be for each of them? If you can’t start big, start small. If you pray with a sincere commitment, sooner or later, you will feel the desire to pray more, and you will find the time to do so.

However we get started, today, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, let us challenge ourselves to pray the Rosary every day for our families.

Photo: Inside the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes by Zoltan Abraham.

For more information on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, read the entries at Wikipedia and the Catholic News Agency.