Spiritual “Leg Day”

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Why Should You Love Praying The Rosary?

The Rosary was once described as our spiritual leg day. Most of us don’t enjoy exercising our lower body but our leg muscles are incredibly strong and important. But is this how the Rosary should be?

There is something to say about the devotion it takes to pray even when it becomes dry and repetitive to us. God appreciates every sacrifice we make out of love for him, just as a parent does for their child.

But if we find ourselves always bored, rushed, or distracted during the Rosary, perhaps we’re going about it the wrong way. The recited vocal prayers are a crucial half of the Rosary, but so too is the other half, the meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary.

The idea behind the Rosary is that the 15, now 20 mysteries of the Rosary cover the most important parts of Christ’s saving work. If we really immersed ourselves in these mysteries we will find the Rosary is exhilarating!

Let’s take the First Sorrowful Mystery, the Agony in the Garden as an example. Consider how the apostles were asked to pray for one hour with Jesus, but they fell asleep over and over again. Sounds like us praying the Rosary!

By doing so, they missed out on one of the most climactic moments in human history, when the Son of Man accepted his crucifixion on their behalf! Perhaps if they stayed awake they would have had the love and courage to stay by the Cross. It can be hard to focus in prayer, it is a battle for all of us, but let’s fight harder than ever and immerse ourselves in the mysteries of Christ.

“If you say the Rosary faithfully unto death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, ‘you will receive a never-fading crown of glory” – St. Louis de Montfort

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