pray the rosary while driving

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  1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 8 years ago

    I have often been asked, when is a good time to pray the Rosary ?.  My answer is while driving. The "RING ROSARY" is perfect. It is small and can fit on your finger and will not interfere with your driving. You can purchase a Ring Rosary at any religious store or on eBay and they are very inexpensive.
         Pray to the Blessed Mother---often
    GOD BLESS !

    PS: I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      What exactly is the purpose of rosaries?

      1. Lisa HW profile image66
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not that I've had rosary beads since I was kid, and not that I ever really used them (and no offense to anyone who does); but the beads come in three-in-a-group and ten-in-a-group.  Each bead represents a prayer.  The groups of ten and three represent the same prayers.  It's just kind of a way for people to keep track of x number of each prayers, and once they've gone through the beads they know they've said that x number of prayers. 

        I think I've seen something similar in other religions, with people using something other than beads to "count" the number of prayers they do.

        1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank You Lisa HW you a right. God Bless !  Many Thanks for responding

      2. CYBERSUPE profile image60
        CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Each bead on the rosary represents a prayer and you can keep track of the number of prayers you have said.Thanks for your reply

        1. Judah's Daughter profile image76
          Judah's Daughterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Matthew 6:7 "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles [heathens] do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words."

          1. Daniel Carter profile image74
            Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            One-upping again to prove a contentious point of doctrine between you and Catholics? But how could this be? They aren't heathens, are they?

            I thought finding fault with others is supposed to be against Christian principles.

            1. Judah's Daughter profile image76
              Judah's Daughterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Don't get me started.  The fact that the Pope changed the holy Commandments of God is just a start: where's the second one about "graven images"?  It was taken out and the first commandment split into two?  I have no more to contend; one's faith is personal and each will be held accountable to the Lord's Word.

              1. Daniel Carter profile image74
                Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                If you have no love in your heart for your Christian brothers and sisters, how good of a Christian can you be? That's my point. You find fault because you think you're better, when in actual fact, you are a beggar of salvation just as they are.

                That's all I have to say.

                1. Judah's Daughter profile image76
                  Judah's Daughterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I must correct my posting, in that the Pope took out the second commandment of God and split the 9th into two.  By the way, a faithful Catholic who prays the Rosary every day, will in a lifetime say "Hail Mary" well over 1,000,000 times.  And yet, not one mention is made of the name of Jesus Christ in the Rosary.  Just think about that.

                  1. Daniel Carter profile image74
                    Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I'm completely neutral on the point of prayer. The contention lies between your brand of praying and Catholics. It just seems rather pointless to say one way is incorrect, if it's sincere. That's all. I just find religion so disheartening when it pretends to be so very much.

                  2. getitrite profile image78
                    getitriteposted 8 years agoin reply to this



                    This sounds like another case of my God is better than your god, cause your god is stupid!

                  3. Valerie F profile image51
                    Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    The name Jesus is in the Hail Mary. Almost all the Mysteries of the rosary are about Jesus, and the Rosary calls for 6 of the Lord's Prayer, too.

                    The second Commandment was never removed, but is considered by Catholics as part of the 1st Commandment. We don't carve statues for the purpose of worshipping them. You may want to fact-check by asking a real Catholic before spreading untruths about us.

                  4. itakins profile image81
                    itakinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    With all due respect -The Rosary is an outward meditation on THE LIFE OF CHRIST from the Annunciation to His ascension into Heaven......it is all about Christ!
                    Please get informed before you spout such nonsense.
                    It consists of The Lord's Prayer and Hail Marys .
                    The Hail Mary ...'Hail Mary full of grace ,the Lord is with thee''....sounds fairly biblical to me!!

                  5. CYBERSUPE profile image60
                    CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Jesus is mentioned in every Hail Mary

    2. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Uh... praying interferes with driving. Duh. wink

      1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
        CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Many Thanks for your reply.  God Bless!

    3. getitrite profile image78
      getitriteposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      Why would you need to use a Rosary, and why would you need to pray during driving?  Why don't you just concentrate on being a skilled and safe driver.  That is what will save you, not some outdated superstitious nonsense.

  2. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    What can I say? Playing with your ring while driving sounds dangerous. Not to mention unhygienic! lol

    1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
      CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You for your response.
          God Bless !

      1. itakins profile image81
        itakinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        How lovely to see something edifying here-this is a lovely suggestion,and I for one appreciate it.Thank you

        1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You are most welcome. Thanks for responding

    2. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL This definitely will ensure that the population susceptible to praying while driving will decrease over time as a result of higher accident rate. Darwinism, natural selection, you know... lol

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

        1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thge very same to you. Thanks !

      2. Valerie F profile image51
        Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Misha, if I were a gambling woman, I would bet that chewing gum while walking is more dangerous than a meditative type of prayer that calms the nerves, heightens concentration, and perhaps reminds people to think "How would Jesus want me to drive?" while driving.

        If everyone prone to aggressive driving would just pray the rosary instead, the roads would be much safer.

        And if you've ever driven through the northern Rockies during a blizzard at night, you can't blame some drivers for getting into the habit of persistent and fervent prayer while driving.

        1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank You Valerie F..  Well said !  You hit the nail right on the head.
          GOD BLESS !

          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Well - I am all for it. The more Catholics that think they can concentrate on the road whilst praying with a Rosary the better as far as I am concerned. Especially in bad weather in the Rockies. wink

            ALL CAPS IS SHOUTING !!

            1. Valerie F profile image51
              Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah, but we know that your reservations against genocide do not apply to religious people and what you imagine to be a great way for us all to die.

              And what do you know about prayer not heightening concentration? What are the documented rates of automobile accidents caused by prayer?

              1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I have no idea about documented rates of automobile accidents caused by prayer. But - if you think praying with a Rosary (which I understand takes one hand) while driving along a tight mountain pass in the snow is a good thing - I am all for it.

                Wow - look at that - - we agree on something.

                Not sure where the genocide thing comes from because I don't recall saying I had no reservations against the genocide of religious people.

                I leave that to the competing religions. The Catholics have a good score there don't you? How many millions of people of other faiths have you murdered? Do you keep count or are there "too few to be worth recording"? wink

                1. Valerie F profile image51
                  Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  You think it's a good thing because you think it'll kill me, which shows your lack of regard for other people's lives right there and proves your hypocrisy. Shouldn't your regard for human life be better than that?

                  As for me, I've never murdered anyone, nor have I ever supported actions that could contribute to anyone's untimely demise- unlike you, who think praying while driving could kill people and favor it for that reason.

                  Anyway, praying the rosary doesn't require taking a single hand off the steering wheel. People spend more time mining their noses while driving than it takes to switch from one bead to the next, and the use of beads isn't even required for praying. They're just tools to help keep count. I also know what's on my mind when I pray and drive, and I would hypothesize that people who pray while driving drive more safely and courteously- as often we pray for the needs and concerns of other drivers as well as ourselves.

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    But - praying doesn't actually achieve anything outside of yourself does it?

                    Your hypothesizing is just an attempt to justify your ridiculous belief that praying using a Rosary while driving a mountain pass in the snow is a good idea. Which I fully support you in doing.

                    Guess I can't win. If I had told you you were insane and not to do it, you would be using a different argument against me.

                    Courteous is not a word that comes to mind when I think of you so excuse me if I don't give your statements and credence. Any way - I thought you were signing up to kill people for the oil companies? I mean defend my right to free speech against the encroaching barbarian horde. wink

            2. Daniel Carter profile image74
              Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'M WITH YOU, MARK.
              (He whispered...)

        2. CYBERSUPE profile image60
          CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Excellent comment---Thanks and God Bless

      3. CYBERSUPE profile image60
        CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank You for responding.  God Bless !

  3. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    driving through the Rockies at any time takes some serious focus!
    I remember just looking at how far down it was or concentrating on the vehicle in back of me! yikes:

    1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
      CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Many Thanks rebekahELLE for your responce. God Bless !

      1. lightning john profile image58
        lightning johnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        whats a ring rosari supposed to represent?

        1. Valerie F profile image51
          Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's just a tiny 1 decade rosary.

          1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
            CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, a very good description.

  4. lightning john profile image58
    lightning johnposted 8 years ago

    Hello ?

    1. CYBERSUPE profile image60
      CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John and thank you for visiting. God Bless

  5. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    what does the "hail mary" do?

    1. Valerie F profile image51
      Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is a request that Mary pray with and for us.

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh, thanks.

        I have a real, not intended to start a fight question. I was raised that you can only pray to God. Praying to Mary or with beads or anything like that, is idol worship.(I really dont want to get into it, but the religion I was raised in was pretty confusing..and if you asked questions in meantyou were "bad") Where in the Bible does it say to pray to Mary or to ask for Mary to pray for us?

        1. Valerie F profile image51
          Valerie Fposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          We worship only God. We ask Mary and the other saints as well as our living friends to pray for us. We "pray" to them in the medieval sense, when "pray" was synonymous with "ask" rather than with worship. I agree that worshipping Mary is idolatry, but we don't worship Mary, so no sweat.

          The Bible commands all of us to pray for each other, so that goes for Mary, too. And there is nothing in the Bible prohibiting you from asking anyone to pray for you.

          Beads are not idolatry either. We don't worship them, They just help us keep our place, rather like bookmarks in a Bible.

          1. profile image0
            Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            cool  thanks

          2. CYBERSUPE profile image60
            CYBERSUPEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Excellent

          3. itakins profile image81
            itakinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Great response -well done.

 
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