Dr. Monroe and Judy Dowling from St. Augustine’s researched the concept of Anglican prayer beads, and found that prayer beads have been used since the 8th century BC to help individuals in their prayer and meditation.This couple designed prayer beads for each person in the congregation, and they constructed a prayer to use with the beads. One parishioner now uses his beads at the end of the day to say his prayers to the Lord right before going to sleep. Another uses the beads during her daily devotions to guide her prayers for her family and herself. Another held his beads in worship and prayer as he visited a chapel during the week. If you are seeking new ways to improve your time with God, you might try praying with beads. Come join Monroe and Judy Dowling each Sunday in the lobby to pray the Anglican beads before church. We will gather at 9:45 and will be finished in 10 minutes. Bring your beads and your prayer concerns. You will be blessed. +++ Links to Resources for Anglican Prayer Beads
Have you ever struggled to stay focused when you pray? Does your mind drift from place to place? Do you know about using prayer beads to keep your focus as you are talking to God?