Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our Rosary of Caring

BEADS OF JOY 05-25-17
“Our Rosary of Caring”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Focus: Our Rosary of Caring
The truth of truths about the Rosary is that so many who really care pray the Rosary. But, please don’t misunderstand, I do know that so many who don’t pray the Rosary also care. But there is a very special portion of people who are praying the Rosary with a heart of compassion for others. The first thing they usually do is grab their Rosary and start asking our Lord and our Lady to take care of a whole bunch of people they know and don’t know, some even have a list. LOL! You know who I’m talking about. Yes you! They never seem to ask for anything for themselves. True prayer warriors. These individuals are amazing in that their first concerns, are the cares, concerns and well-being of others. Do you pray your Rosary for others?

What is Our Rosary of Caring? It’s simpler than you may think. The person praying their Rosary often does this: They unceasingly plot and plan to add family, friends and even strangers to this ongoing list of people to pray for. They like me have a great love for the Rosary and know it’s healing power and their devotion to it; creates this Joy to pull in as many others as possible, even if just in prayer. Nothing gets in the way of even a quick mention of someone’s name we know who may not like to pray the Rosary; so that maybe their hearts may soften with our prayers. Every chance we get with a caring heart, we desire only to place the needs of others. See what I mean, this could be you and you didn’t even know it. But believe me those around you know it; you are a truly blessed most special friend and we know that.

Maybe just maybe today you have been inspired to begin a list for when you pray the Rosary. “Hmm I wonder?” you say, “But what kind of list? How do I begin? Where do I write this list?” Holy cow, slow down, how did you come up with so many questions so quickly? Well, it’s all good, I have the answers to all those questions and best of all, if you don’t like my answers, then just contour them to what you like better. That hopefully will excite you more, to pray the Rosary more for others. The list is a list of people’s names, you can add the requests if you like, I find that not necessary in my list. God knows their needs and He will do His Will in their lives. My prayers are for their well-being and healing and for their prayers to be answered. When and how do you begin? That’s simple: Today! Right now! Your spouse, your children, your parents, your close friends. There are so many people you can put on your list immediately.

Now we look at the last question: Where do you write this list? I have this list in my bible. You can write it wherever you feel most comfortable keeping the list. But for me, yes, in my bible. But to be fair, I own several bibles. One is designated for just that purpose. For Those I pray for. And mine isn’t just for Rosary prayers. I pray for those on my list when I pray all the time. It’s a wonderful prayer legacy to have, to keep, to share, to pass on. May our Lord lead you on this journey to begin your list.


Your brother in Christ Jesus 
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Today is Thursday: We pray the Luminous Mysteries:

The Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus (Matt 3:13-17)
2. Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12)
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15)
4. The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-13)
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matt 26:17-30)

Glory and Honor and Praise -Lord Jesus Christ!!