Rosary with different prayers


#1

Is is ok to pray the rosary using parts of psalms that I wish to memorize? My idea is to repeat the psalm on the decade beads and then an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be on each of the single beads. I do not wish to dishonor Mary or tinker with the holy rosary, it’s just that I feel so close to God when I combine the concrete bead-counting with the beautiful words, and the idea keeps popping into my head.


#2

For private prayer, yes, such an idea is fine. The rosary beads may be used in private prayer for any prayer formula that is not antithetical to Christian doctrine and/or spirituality. In fact, the Divine Mercy chaplet is prayed on the standard rosary beads, as well, so your idea would be in line with Christian spirituality.


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