I am a 61 year old gentleman who was born and raised Catholic in the 1950’s & 60’s. Back then very little was explained to us. It was more like shut up and just do it. So in part because of this, at 18 I not only gave up Catholicism, but I stopped believing God was real. And yet He was almost always on my mind. When I was 27 God started to call me, but I didn’t know that back then. I could never understand the old style English most Bibles were written in back then, so God lead me to the original NIV which I do understand. I read all of it and studied much of the NT. I joined a Born Again type church when I was 30 and stayed with it until I found out it was being lead by a false prophet. Since then I could never find a Born Again church I considered authentic. So for the last few years I feel God is pulling me back to Catholicism, but I have many problems and issues to deal with.
One is the Rosary and 1 problem is that the Rosary seems to be an example of what Jesus warned us against in Matthew 6: 5-8, and specifically verses 7 & 8. We read this this there:
7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
I have other problems with saying the Rosary too. But for now, can you explain to me why you don’t see it as constantly repeating the same words over and over again, with no real meaning to some of them?