Three Reasons to Pray the Rosary
Why Pray the Rosary? Here are 3 Reasons
Kids ask a lot of questions. (Well, honestly, sometimes we do the same as adults!) Usually, kids ask questions about things they do not want to do or do not understand what they are about. “Why do I need to eat my green beans?” “Can I have ice cream?” asked at 8 o’clock in the morning. “Do I have to __________ ?” Just fill in the blank with any of a number of tasks they do not want to do! ‘Why do we go to Mass every week?” “Why do we pray the Rosary?”
Have you asked questions about the Rosary, too? “Is it really important?” “Where did it come from?” “Why should I pray it?” These are all very good questions. We desire even more to do something that is worthwhile and valuable when we understand it better.
In case you have ever asked “Why should I pray the Rosary?” here are three reasons why praying the Rosary can help you in your life.
Pray the Rosary to learn more bout Jesus and His life.
The Rosary is a set of prayers we pray while meditating on specific events in the life of Jesus. We reflect on His life from before His birth (in the Joyful Mysteries), during His life (in the Luminous Mysteries), during His suffering and Passion (in the Sorrowful Mysteries), to even after His Resurrection (in the Glorious Mysteries).
Jesus devoted His life to teaching about God, performing miracles, and fulfilling His mission on earth. As you reflect on events in Jesus’ life, you can understand more about Him, His great love for you, and His willing sacrifice for you.
By meditating on the events in His life as you pray the Mysteries of the Rosary, you can learn how to be more like Him in virtue and have greater peace in your heart.
Pray the Rosary as you would wield a weapon.
Young kids will like this analogy! Padre Pio said, “Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today.” (To read more about Padre Pio and the Rosary, click to read this Franciscan Media post.)
The Rosary is a weapon. It can easily be envisioned as a sword wielded to do battle against sin. Pray the Rosary for yourself and others to turn even more from sin and turn to God. Pray for the redemption of sinners. Pray for justice and peace in the hearts of mankind and in the world.
The Rosary is a powerful prayer. It is good to understand this as you pray it. It is a weapon. Use it as a weapon for good and against evil. When you think of the Rosary this way, you may pray with more confidence and realize even more the power of God present in your prayers.
Pray the Rosary to grow closer to God.
When you get to know someone better, you often love them even more. So it is with God.
As you pray the Rosary, you get to know God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit better. You reflect on Jesus’ life and you are spending more time with Him as you pray. As you get to know Him more you understand Him more and understand more about His love for you.
This leads to a greater love for God.
More Rosary Resources
If you are looking for meditations or prayer intention suggestions you can use when you pray the Rosary, go to Rosary Meditations for the Joyful Mysteries and Rosary Meditations for the Luminous Mysteries. Meditations for the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries will be coming soon!