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Hey I was wondering if I can pray the rosary I am a Christian but not a catholic or do I need to be catholic to pray it?
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(a) Catholics are Christians.

(b) A Protestant Christian may have some trouble with this particular devotion, since they usually view such things as Communion of Saints and the Marian Dogmas as being (at best) uncomfortable and awkward.

(c) I would personally urge you to not only pray the rosary (in its proper way, complete with meditation upon its mysteries), but to likewise spend some time to better understand Catholic teaching on points (b) and (a).
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(a) Catholics are Christians.

(b) A Protestant Christian may have some trouble with this particular devotion, since they usually view such things as Communion of Saints and the Marian Dogmas as being (at best) uncomfortable and awkward.

(c) I would personally urge you to not only pray the rosary (in its proper way, complete with meditation upon its mysteries), but to likewise spend some time to better understand Catholic teaching on points (b) and (a).
Very nice answer here.

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By " Christian", I assume you mean Protestant, because Catholics are Christians too. And yes you ABSOLUTELY CAN. The rosary begins by saying the Apostles Creed on the Cross, then a Lord's prayer on the first bead, each small bead is a Hail Mary, and each large bead after the first large bead is the Glory be, Jesus, and Lords prayers respectively. On each of the large beads, also meditate or read a passage from the Bible on the specific mystery that bead is associated with, at the end of the rosary, recite the Hail Holy Queen prayer, and then cross yourself. Prayer is for everyone, God does not put a limit on who can or cannot pray.

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Anyone is welcome to pray the rosary. Even non-Christians may benefit from it.

If you find yourself struggling with all those "Hail Marys" you could try replacing them with "Glory Be's", or say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy or Jesus Prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner."), instead.
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Anyone can pray the Rosary.

Be advised though, it is the most powerful prayer.


Here's a nice website > http://www.comepraytherosary.org/


God bless.
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The rosary is a meditation on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. We believe that some meditation on mary is also important to encourage deeper meditation on Christ. So YES you can pray the rosary because it is entirely a Christian device.

The most repeated prayer in the rosary is the Hail Mary. I would encourage you to take it apart, piece by piece and understand what you are praying. What does it mean that Mary is FULL of grace? What does it mean that the Lord is with her? What does it mean that Mary is blessed among women? What does it mean that the fruit of her womb is blessed? What does it mean that mary is Holy? What does it mean that mary is the Mother of God? Why should we ask mary to pray for us at the hour of OUR death?

Take apart the Our Father in the same way.

Just remember, the meditation and prayer is entirely about Christ.
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Yes you can, and in fact I encourage you to do so.
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Anyone can pray the Rosary.

Be advised though, it is the most powerful prayer.


Here's a nice website > http://www.comepraytherosary.org/


God bless.
Wow. I have never heard of that website before, what a great tool! Thanks for sharing.
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Wow. I have never heard of that website before, what a great tool! Thanks for sharing.
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Yes.

But be careful if you don't want to end up Catholic. Scott Hahn got sucked in that way. You can hear it yourself here.
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But be careful if you don't want to end up Catholic. Scott Hahn got sucked in that way. You can hear it yourself here.
Hey, stop warning people!

It's true. You will end up Catholic if you pray the rosary. It happened to me too.
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