As any regular reader of RosaryMeds can see, I like motivating people to pray the rosary. All too often I go to other rosary websites that just list rosary commentary and meditations. Don’t get me wrong, rosary meditation ideas are very important as I have written two books on them. But we also need to find motivation and the will to pray the rosary. Otherwise, the rosary will just collect dust like that exercise equipment everyone tends to have in the back of their closets.
I came across this article about ten reasons to pray the rosary. For the tl;dr crowd (too long; didn’t read), they are:
- Mary asked us to pray the rosary at Fatima
- Mary’s title is Our Lady of the Rosary
- Pope St. John Paul II asked us to pray the rosary
- The rosary is a powerful prayer for family unity
- The rosary is a powerful prayer for world peace
- The rosary protects youth from the deluge of filth propagated by modern media
- The rosary orders our lives that have been disordered by sin
- The rosary gives us peace of mind and soul
- The rosary is a walk through the Gospel
- The rosary gives us strength to conquer seemingly impossible challenges
Now I’m going to talk to all of you who already pray the rosary regularly. Look at those ten reasons to pray the rosary. The rosary isn’t something we should keep to ourselves. I’m sure all of us know someone who needs the receive the benefits of rosary prayer. When you pray the Fifth Glorious Mystery of the rosary ask Mary, Queen of the Rosary, to motivate that specific person in your life to pick up and pray the rosary. Even if you think the person you have in mind will never turn to the rosary, it never hurts to ask. What do you have to lose?