Prayer Beads “Lord, Light Her Way”

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“Light Her Way” Prayer Beads, inspired by Anglican Prayer Beads, to Pray for the Women still out on the street, trying to find their way home!   Beautifully constructed to go along aside our own Custom Villages of Hope Prayer~~ Join Us in the spiritual fight! Handmade ASSORTED COLOR/DESIGNS A Guide to Praying with Prayer… Continue reading Prayer Beads “Lord, Light Her Way”

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“Light Her Way” Prayer Beads, inspired by Anglican Prayer Beads, to Pray for the Women still out on the street, trying to find their way home!

 

Beautifully constructed to go along aside our own Custom Villages of Hope Prayer~~

Join Us in the spiritual fight!

Handmade ASSORTED COLOR/DESIGNS

A Guide to Praying with Prayer Beads

Introduction

By using prayer beads to connect with God, you are continuing in the living tradition of people from many times, places, backgrounds and religious expressions who have used pebbles, beads, and knots to facilitate prayer. Although prayer beads are ancient in form, their purpose and effect are timeless. There is nothing magical about prayer beads – they are one of many tools for people to commune with God who graciously gives us life.

The focus of this guide is to offer some instruction and set prayers for Anglican Prayer Beads. Although “Anglican” is in the name, people outside the Anglican or Episcopal expression of faith have embraced the use of prayer beads and there is nothing inherently “Anglican” about this version of prayer beads. As noted in the first paragraph, prayer beads have a universal quality. The Anglican Prayer Beads are a hybrid of the Roman Catholic Rosary and the Orthodox Jesus Prayer Rope.

Prayer beads help us meditate. They help us clear our minds and simply be still in God’s presence. The touching of the fingers on each successive bead is an aid in keeping our mind from wandering, and the rhythm of the prayers leads us more readily into stillness.

Prayer beads can be used alone or in a group setting.

To Download the Full Guide with Sample Prayers, CLICK HERE

Symbolism

The Anglican Prayer Beads are made up of twenty-eight beads divided into four groups of seven called “Weeks.” In both the Jewish and Christian traditions, the number seven represents spiritual perfection and completion. Between each week is a single bead, called a “Cruciform Bead” as the four beads form a cross. The invitatory bead between the cross and the wheel of beads brings the total to thirty-three, the number of years in Jesus’ earthly life.

how to pray with the prayer beads villages of hope

How to Pray with Prayer Beads

The following approach is suggestive, not prescriptive. There is not a “right” way to use the prayer beads. You can experiment to find an approach fitting for you and/or your season of spirituality.

To begin, hold the Cross and say the prayer you have assigned to it, then move to the Invitatory Bead (sample prayers begin on pg. 3). Then enter the circle of the prayer with the first Cruciform Bead, moving to the right, go through the first set of seven beads to the next Cruciform Bead, continuing around the circle, saying the prayers for each bead.

It is suggested that you pray around the circle of the beads three times (which signifies the Trinity) in an unhurried pace, allowing the repetition to quiet your mind and open your heart to God.

By praying through the beads three times, including the cross at the beginning or the end, the person at prayer reaches the total to one hundred touches, the total number of touches of the Orthodox Jesus Prayer Rope. A period of silence should follow the prayer, for a time of reflection and listening.

Begin praying with the Anglican Prayer Beads by selecting the prayers you wish to use for the cross and each bead. Practice them until it is clear which prayer goes with which bead.

Find a quiet place and allow your body and mind to become restful and still. After a time of silence, begin praying the prayer beads at an unhurried, intentional pace. Complete the circle of the beads three times.

When you have completed the round of the prayer beads, end with a period of silence, allowing yourself an extended opportunity to center your being in God. It also invites reflection and listening after you have invoked the Name and presence of God.

Closing your Prayers After three circuits around the prayer beads, you may use the following as a conclusion with any of the prayers in this booklet.

Last time through:

Invitatory Bead The Lord’s Prayer

The Cross I bless the Lord. Or, in a group setting: Let us bless the Lord Thanks be to God.

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1 review for Prayer Beads “Lord, Light Her Way”

  1. Dara

    I love my handmade beads. They are absolutely beautiful and I have purchased at least dozen more for friends and they love them. It’s truly a meaningful gift every Christian would love to have.

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