Hello all! I bought my first holy Rosary last Saturday and had it blessed by a priest after Sunday mass. Since then I have been praying with it every morning and every night before and after I wake up and go to bed. Is this habit odd?
Its only odd in the sense that more Catholics should do the same.
Keep it up, you’ll be rewarded ten times over the sacrifice required.
Just wondering. I also kiss the crucifix after praying for that night or day. It’s my way to show love to the Lord. I also kiss my hand when I do the sign of the cross when I excuse myself from the pew from daily mass. Is this odd at all to any of you?
I always kiss the crucifix before and after saying the Rosary. I don’t kiss my hand, for it was really never part of my culture, which is really where the custom comes from. If you’re doing this out of love and reverence for God, by all means, do it.
I have been praying the holy rosary twice a day everyday since last Saturday and I find myself wanting to pray it more. I really love doing it, but I also want my prayers answered while I do it. Please offer any advice you guys have. It would be very much appreciated! God bless you all!
Always remember, when you pray, God is present within you. You are not praying to some abstract being in a place beyond your reach. He dwells within your very being.
Also, like St. Teresa of Avila says, when the King comes to you as you pray, remember He brings his court with Him. In other words, Our Blessed Mother, the Apostles and all the Saints, are all there with Him, as you pray.