For the record I have been praying the Rosary for up to 75 years. Sometimes every day, some times weekly and sometimes weeks go bye without even touching the beads.
Of course we all know the 4 sets of mysteries and they are said for specific reasons. Each of the mysteries offer great meditation themes and are useful to the individual.
I have, however found that for myself that I have been drifting off message during recitation due to conditions beyond my control. By that I mean environment, noise and the ever present wandering and active mind.
I am trying to figure out how to stay on message during our Tuesdays Rosary at Church and my honor of leading the Rosary before evening Mass on Saturday. Needless to say I find myself drifting off into space and I question if the prayer repetition has made the prayer boring or moot.
For me personally I have found that with my evening Rosary I do not cite any of the 4 mystery segmets rather infuse my family into the life and times of Jesus. I think of my kids playing with Him and wonder how The Blessed Mother would disipline Jesus when He sassed Her or how she treated one of His boo-boo's. What songs did She sing to him. How did She treat Him during His years as a young child.
Did the Blessed mother participate in local gossip at the well with other neighbors. When and how did She beat the clothes on a rock for laundry work. Did Jesus assist her in household duties? At what age did She turn Jesus over to Joseph for His input in His development?
This exercise of inplanting my family with that of joseph and Mary has given me a renewed excitement and awareness of how I view the Rosary. It removes the outside distractions and I find it comforting and it is very rewarding and joyful to be there at those moments of the early life and development of Jesus. It gives me the illusion of being there with them and knowing them on the ground floor long before His ministry began.
Do any of our wonderful CM members have other methods of meditation that can enhance the spirit and rewards of praying the Rosary?
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