I am a recent convert to the Catholic faith (formerly an Episcopalian).
I now pray the Rosary twice per day. Sometimes, I feel like it almost puts me into a trance. When I focus on it, all of the worries of the world go away, and I never feel closer to God (except during Adoration or the Mass). The Rosary is a beautiful thing, and I feel sorry for Protestants who never experience it.
After I pray the Rosary in the morning, I ask Mary to pray for me for a variety of things. But then when I pray to God directly, I find that I don’t always mention all of the things that I mentioned to Mary, and the ones that I do mention to God don’t get mentioned as strongly (since I’ve already discussed them with Mary).
Am I doing the right thing?