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 Prayerbeads: an Aid to Prayer

An explanation of what prayerbeads (or maybe you know them better as "rosaries") are all about.

Why use them? Well, why not?

 The Tradition of Prayerbeads

(Now on a separate page)

A thumbnail description of the history and use of prayerbeads in several different traditions.

| Moslem | Buddhist | Hindu | Christian (RC, Orthodox, Anglican)|

 Anglican Prayerbeads

(Now on a separate page)

I make Anglican prayerbeads as part of my spiritual discipline,

and as part of my personal ministry, they're available at about cost.

Orthodox Chotkis

(On a separate page)

 Father Michael Summers, an Orthodox priest in WV, has persuaded me to make Orthodox prayerbeads. So, as an added part of my spiritual discipline and as part of my personal ministry, they're available at about cost.

 

Prayerbeads: an Aid to Prayer

What's helpful about using prayerbeads?

Although many of the prayers of prayerbeads are repetitive, others are not. You can use prepared prayers if you like, but you can also compose your own spontaneous prayers for use along with prayerbeads.

I've prayed with clay, plastic, glass, stone and wood beads, and I prefer the wood by far. Wood beads are warmer, more alive, more inviting to me. Of course, that's a matter of personal preference.