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Prayer Beads: Materials Used and Information

Thank you for purchasing one of my Prayer Beads and I hope you get much enjoyment and comfort in using it.

I've done two designs, a full circle of Prayer Beads (Anglican Rosaries) and a Chaplet (Pocket Rosary). The Chaplet is a miniature version of the full circle. It has one set of weeks, one Cruciform bead and an Invitatory bead. It lends itself to those who are traveling, commuting, in the military, or who may lack space for a full circle of prayer beads. They easily fit into a pocket, purse, or on your key ring.

Some of the materials I've used are:

Olive Wood Beads from Bethlehem

Chastolite, an impure variety of the colorful Andalusite. It contains carbonaceous inclusions that arrange in the stone in cruciform.

Turquoise, believed by the Aztecs of Mexico to be a Holy stone. It is thought to help us feel comfortable in both our physical and spiritual worlds and to increase our spiritual bonding.

Unakite, a balancing stone, helps unify our emotional, mental and spiritual aspects.

Malachite, brings harmony into your life and calms stormy emotions.

Jet, considered protective against illness, the evil eye, and personal attacks. Often used for prayer beads and religious sculpture.

Praying the Beads

To Begin, hold the cross and say the prayer you've assigned to it, then move to the Invitatory Bead. 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. It is suggested that you pray around the circle of the beads three times (signifying the Trinity) in an unhurried pace, allowing the repetition to become a sort of lullaby of love and praise that enables your mind to rest and your heart to become quiet and still. A period of silence should follow the prayer, for a time of reflection and listening. Listening is an important part of all prayer.

Begin praying the Anglican Prayer Beads by selecting the prayers you wish to use for the cross and each bead. As far as possible, commit the prayers to memory. Find a quiet spot and allow your body and mind to become restful and still. After a time of silence, begin praying the prayer beads at an unhurried pace. Complete the circle of the beads three times. After completing a round of the prayer beads, end with a period of silence to center your being. It also invites reflection and listening after you have invoked the Name and Presence of God.

Praying the Chaplet

This is an abbreviated version of the Prayer Beads.

To Begin, hold the cross and say the prayer you've assigned to it, pray the Invitatory Bead, pray the Cruciform Bead and begin moving through the seven beads. Return to the Cruciform bead, and continue as before until you've prayed them four times. Some people will pray the Chaplet one time and because it's always with them, will pray it again during the day totaling four times by the end of the day. A continuous reminder of God during our day.

When you order Prayer Beads, I will include the above information along with ways to use the Prayer Beads and a few sample prayers. I hope these Prayer Beads bring you many hours of comfort and enjoyment.


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