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Instructions for Using Anglican or Protestant Prayer Beads

Anglican Prayer Beads

The Anglican rosary has a stem with a cross and an invitatory bead followed by a circlet of four cruciform beads separating sets of seven weeks beads.

To use them, hold the rosary in your dominant hand, and beginning with the cross, say the first prayer. Move to the invitatory bead and its prayer, and then continue through the circlet of beads, reciting one prayer per bead. You may say the prayers for the circlet once, twice or three times around before returning to the invitatory bead and the cross.

Start praying the Lent prayers for light.

Photo Credit: Andy Lyons

Kimberly Winston is the author of “Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads”, is a freelance religion reporter and the winner of the 2005 American Academy of Religion award for best religion reporting for articles she wrote for Beliefnet.com.

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