So, I was saying the rosary today, the joyful mysteries. Half way through I realized it was Friday so I should be saying the sorrowful mysteries. I put the thought out of my head so I could finish praying my rosary.
Was this the right thing to do? Do I have to say it over again now? Does it like invalidate my Rodary because I said the wrong mysteries?
Don’t lose sleep over it. Like GEddie said, a rosary cannot be invalid. Our Lady loves to hear her children’s prayers always. :yup:
Also, some people choose to say the Joyful Mysteries during Advent, the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent, the Glorious Mysteries during the Easter Season, and the Luminous Mysteries during Ordinary Time. But like I said before, Our Lady loves us no matter which set of mysteries we are praying.
There was a quote I once read and it went something like this:
“The worst Rosary ever prayed is the one that was never said.”
The Rosary is a private devotion. You can say whatever mysteries you want whenever you want. You can even create your own mysteries, there are books out and web sites with suggestions on doing this.
For the most part, I say whatever mysteries are speaking to me that hour when I say my rosary, and if it correlates with the suggested set of mysteries for that day, fine, and if not, fine too.
You can change the beginning prayers or ending prayers if you choose to do so, or add to them. It’s a private devotional and you can make it your very own personal devotion.