Did you ever think, I would like to pray the rosary but I am not Catholic - is it okay?  Or maybe, I want to
pray the rosary but do not know if I should, is it just a "Catholic thing".  How awesome it is that people
are discovering the rosary regardless of their faith.  Are you wondering if praying the rosary will make you
"Catholic"?  No, praying the rosary will not make you Catholic, and yes, it is okay to pray the rosary
regardless of your faith.  The rosary includes meditation on scriptural passages (Mysteries) that tell the
life of Jesus.  These Mysteries include important moments in the Life of Jesus and His Mother.  I like to
think of the rosary prayer as a walk with the Mother of Jesus as She tells me a story about Her Son.  
These beautiful stories begin with the Angel Gabriel's Annunciation to Mary and conclude with stories
beyond His Death, His  Glorious Resurrection and His Ascension to Heaven.

Many Protestants are not quite sure how Mary fits into all of this - other than the fact that she takes our
hand and tells us the story of her son like any proud mom would do.  I once read this about Mary, "if she
was good enough for Jesus, she is good enough for me."  If Jesus is our brother, then Mary is our
mother.  I hear that more and more Protestants are understanding this mystery of Mary and are
embracing her role without feeling it is a "Catholic thing" or that they are putting Mary before Jesus.  
Remember, on the cross Jesus affirmed that Mary is our Mother when he said to Mary "Woman, there is
your son" and turning to the disciple said "There is your mother".  Rest assured, we do not worship Mary.  
We do honor her, and rightfully so!  For a wonderful and more detailed explanation
please visit this link.

This is a good site to understand other misconceptions about the Catholic Church and its teachings.

This is great news as we are all the family of God, the body of Christ, regardless of our church
preferences. The
Hail Mary and the Our Father beads simply keep track of these passages so we can
meditate on this, the greatest of all stories.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to pray a Rosary with the
intention that regardless of our faiths, we all learn to do as Jesus commanded, "To love one another as he
has loved us".

"I give you a new commandment: By your love for one another.  Such as my love has been for you, so
must your love be for each other.  This is how all will know you for my disciples: your love for one
John (14:34)

I invite you to take about 15 minutes each day and return to this site to pray this Scriptural Rosary.  The
scripture passages really help me to meditate on that particular moment in the life of Jesus.  I believe you
will find they do the same for you and I sincerely hope that you will make a daily Rosary an integral part
of your life.

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