When You Need More Than the Rote of the Rosary

“The Rosary prepares you to pray.”

Wait, whaaat?!

I heard these words at a First Saturday talk about prayer. They stopped me in my tracks.

I always thought the Rosary WAS prayer (and a pretty good one, too!)

The priest who spoke these words continued to explain, and when I took the time to reflect deeper – it made total sense.

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6 Ways to Pray Like a Kid on an Escalator

If you know prayers, but have a hard time praying, try stepping out on one of these prayer escalators and letting God lift you up!

At just under three feet tall, that ever-ascending mountain of an escalator in front of him was a daunting task.  He took wobbly toddler steps, closer and closer, but stopped in his tracks where the floor started moving in front of him.

He put one tentative foot on the ribbed step, but when it started to pull away from him, he took a frightened jump back.  He tried again.  And again.  But he couldn’t make that first step stick. Continue reading