No, they don't pray to Mary. --- "A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."
#3darklaoPosted 2/25/2013 8:12:43 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary#Rosary_in_non-Roman_Catholic_Christianity --- [agitprop] come and play come and play forget about the movement
#4WelshGamer82Posted 2/25/2013 8:21:46 AM
I don't know of any Protestants that pray to any saint, tbh. It might be more widespread in the Catholic-leaning Anglicans, but I'm not Anglican, so I wouldn't know.
Noone in my church (Evangelical) does, at the very least. --- http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7020/jesustwitter.jpg On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. < ><
#5TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/25/2013 9:07:37 AM
Ive never even seen one of those bead things in person tbh --- One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato http://tinyurl.com/JoinThisIRunIt
#6LastManStandingPosted 2/25/2013 9:24:38 AM
Rosary beats are used for prayers outside Rosary. Chaplets of the Holy Spirit uses 7 sets of 3 beats. I have to get one of those. --- Divine Mercy - God Loves you as a sinner. Christ Said: Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy. (Diary 1588) Day of Mercy was declared in 2000
#7IamvegitoPosted 2/25/2013 9:46:21 AM
I mean, they're really just japa beads. I wouldn't personally pray to Mary with them, but I can see the draw of using them. --- "A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."
It's kind of funny that it has to be qualified as "Rosary in non-Roman Catholic Christianity," because the Rosary in its original form actually originated as an Eastern Orthodox practice in around the eighth century (though the use of a prayer rope was much more ancient and is still in use in the East today) which migrated to the West in the thirteenth century. It fell out of practice in the East, but St. Seraphim of Sarov is a relatively recent Eastern saint who advocated for its reclaiming and restarting of its use by Orthodox Christians. --- Taste the fountain of immortality. http://i43.tinypic.com/iqehc6.jpg
#9Moorish_IdolPosted 2/25/2013 11:10:26 AM
From my experience, Protestants consider such things as praying to icons or false idols.
Also I've never understood why someone would bother praying to a saint if God is able to receive prayers perfectly fine himself.
#10zero8691Posted 2/25/2013 3:08:34 PM
Whether its you or someone you know to be an active, pious protestant - do you / they pray it?
Ha, No. Protestants are too busy attacking gays, wanting to cut welfare to say that prayer. --- If Judeo-Christian God exists, he creates and destroys indiscriminately. He loves and hates all. That's pretty badass