Glass Protestant Prayer Beads
Gemstone Protestant Prayer Beads
What are Protestant prayer beads?
Protestant rosary prayer beads, also known as the Anglican Rosary, are made up of 33 beads symbolizing the number of years Jesus Christ was on Earth. There are 28 beads divided into four groups of 7 beads that are called weeks. The number seven represents completion and spiritual perfection. The weeks are separated by a cruciform bead. When laying the prayer beads on a table in a circle, the cruciform beads form a cross. There is one bead that separates the circle of beads, called an invitatory bead, and connects to the cross.
While you manipulate through the prayer beads, it is up to you what you say as your finger rests on each bead. The main purpose is to have personal, quiet and focused communion with God. Some suggestions for the cruciform beads are, The Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, a scripture, a hymn or worship song. On the weeks beads possibly prayers of thanks, supplications, petitions, praise, prayers for loved ones, prayer for our country, prayer for our troops, special requests, prayer for healing, and so on. Prayer is personal and it is really up to you how you use your prayer beads.
A diagram of a Protestant Rosary can be found here.