The Beauty Of The Rosary

The Beauty Of The Rosary

"I’ve been Catholic all my life and yet, I don’t pray the Rosary nearly enough as I should."

As many people know, I’m Catholic. I’ve been Catholic all my life and yet, I don’t pray the Rosary nearly enough as I should.

For those who don’t know, the Rosary is a series of beads and each bead represents a certain prayer. The Rosary is iconic and plays a unique role in the Catholic church. When praying it, you go around praying a different pray for each bead while picturing the mysteries that Jesus went through during His time here.

To most non-Catholics, praying the Rosary is probably pretty weird, but to me, it is one of the most meaningful things you can do.

Unlike normal conversational prayers people pray, the Rosary’s prayers are repeated, spiritual prayers.

The rosary is extremely important because praying it brings you closer to God in a different way. Praying the rosary is a way to meditate on Jesus and His life as man on Earth. As we pray we remember joyful, glorious, and sorrowful stages of Christ’s life, the mysteries of faith. Each mystery represents 5 stages in Christ’s life, joyful stages, glorious stages, and sorrowful. The sorrowful mysteries represent stages during Jesus’s death. The glorious mysteries are the resurrection. And the joyful mysteries represent the annunciation or Jesus’s birth.

Reflecting on the stages of Jesus’s life brings you closer to Him and helps us to develop even deeper appreciation for everything He did.

When you are praying the Rosary you are focusing on the Rosary and Jesus’s life. It’s a way to completely immerse yourself in prayer and completely immerse yourself in God. When you pray the Rosary you are chanting the praises and you can truly feel God’s presence.

Tools like the Rosary are very beneficial in your walk with God. For some people, the Rosary makes it easy for people to focus on prayer and not get distracted. Praying the Rosary takes time and dedication and as long as it’s being done from the heart, it can help you to grown in your faith and relationship with God.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Bible Verses To Bring You Comfort

When times get tough and are stressful, here are some bible verses that can help.


As a typical, insanely stressed out college student, I know that it is that point in the year that everything seems to hit you at once. The stress and anxiety from school and other things going on in my personal life sometimes just make me want to curl up in a ball and pretend it will all just solve itself. Unfortunately, this doesn't work. I have found that the only comfort I get during all of this is from God. Reading a bible verse everyday when I am at the point of wanting to quit, brings me peace and helps me continue on.

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you." Isaiah 43:2

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy." Psalm 94:19

"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"

Psalm 34:18

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

I hope that you can read each of these verses and feel comforted by the One that truly loves and cares for you. Pray to God about anything and everything because I promise, He is listening. He is there to take care of everything and His support and love are never ending. He will always be there for you, no matter what. Times might be tough right now but always remember that stress isn't permanent but God is.

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