Here are five very simple ways to pray the rosary despite a busy schedule.
Many saints prayed the rosary every day and urged others to pray it, even calling it a spiritual weapon. For Padre Pio, “the Rosary is the weapon of these times”. And Saint Josemaria Escriva said: “The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you will be amazed at the results. » Isn’t it also the favorite prayer of the popes ? We know we should pray the rosary, but when and how can we incorporate it into our day? It takes a little planning and effort, but it’s possible!
1 PRAY DURING YOUR JOURNEYS
If you have to drive or take the train or subway anyway, you might as well take advantage of your time and pray the Rosary during your commute. On public transport, it is easy to say a rosary in your pocket. If you’re in the car and can’t hold a rosary, pray with an app like Rosario for example. The app is a true guide to praying the rosary, and offers daily meditations and clear, concise explanations that you can easily listen to in the car.
2 PRAY WITH FRIENDS
Why not get together regularly, with friends or other parishioners, once a month for a friendly and spiritual time? Each participant can bring a dish to share, then together you pray the rosary.
Praying with friends is a little boost. This helps to find the motivation to pray the rosary regularly. Your parish may have established a Rosary Team , offering a weekly or monthly opportunity to pray the Rosary with others.
3 PRAY WHILE JOGGING
Sure, it takes a bit of concentration, but if you’re running, pray the rosary at the same time or listen to an audio app dedicated to the Rosary instead of your usual music.
4 PRAY WHILE IRONING
A busy schedule unfortunately does not exclude time spent ironing. Why not take advantage of this time which may seem wasted by saying the rosary? A way to elevate our soul when we are busy with household chores.
5 PRAY BEFORE BED
The time just before bedtime is a good time to pray. And it’s a beautiful way to relive your day and entrust your night to the Lord through Mary. Not to mention that repeating “Hail Marys” can be very calming. It is therefore good to pray the rosary before going to sleep.