We all struggle at different points in our lives with various trials. These trials can create negativity that causes us to lose peace and focus only on the bad instead of the good.
Fortunately, practicing healthy spirituality can help us focus on the goodness God has blessed us with. One of the spiritual practices that can help us is the Rosary of Gratitude.
This is a prayer that is recited on Rosary beads and is all about giving thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. Praying this prayer intentionally can help us see the good in our lives instead of the hardships we face.
How to Pray the Gratitude Rosary
The Rosary of Gratitude is simple to memorize and pray.
The opening prayers are the same as the original Rosary: the Apostles’ Creed, an Our Father, three Hail Marys, and a Glory Be.
On the bead that introduces each new decade, pray an Our Father.
On the 10 beads of the decades, tell God something you are grateful for. This could be as simple as your health, or as detailed as a memory you have from when you were growing up.
Trying to come up with 50 things you are grateful for might seem intimidating. Once you start though, it is easy to keep thinking of blessings in your life. If you ever get stuck, take a look around at the environment you are in and try to find inspiration there.
To close the Rosary of Gratitude, you can pray the Hail Holy Queen like a regular Rosary. Or, you can come up with something personal to conclude with.
Other Ways to Pray the Rosary of Gratitude
Erin McCole Cupp’s website has a beautiful Chaplet of Gratitude that is slightly different from the Rosary of Gratitude.
You can also add the Rosary of Gratitude into a regular Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet. You can say a gratitude after each prayer on the decade beads or at the beginning and/or end of the decade.
The Rosary of Gratitude is a great prayer to recite when anxieties steer your mind away from the good. Giving thanks to God is a simple way to turn our focus to the blessings we have been given, which can help us to feel more joyful and peaceful.
The Rosary Card - Built For Convenience
As you learn to pray the Rosary, check out our Rosary Cards. They are designed for convenience (same size as a Credit Card) and make it much easier to pray the Rosary often.
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