Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The readings today are for Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time.
I’ve only recently become a rosary guy. For the longest time, I saw the rosary as a chore; it was pure drudgery for me. I don’t feel bad about that. I just never felt drawn to the rosary – until a few years ago. In Lent of 2016 I decided to pray the rosary daily. I was sure it was going to be another Lent of penance. But God had something else in mind.
I began praying the Intentional Rosary. That’s where you pray for a special intention on each of the 50 beads with a Hail Mary for the mysteries upon which you meditate. That’s what changed things for me. I now pray the rosary daily, and it has greatly enhanced my prayer life and my devotion to our Blessed Mother and her divine Son. Give it a try! Who knows, it may change your life.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
If you’d like to learn more about the rosary, and especially the Intentional Rosary, get a copy of A Minute in the Church: Life in Christ today at www.GusLloyd.com.